IND vs ENG 4th Test: Virat Kohli achieves most Test wins as captain in England; Check out 4 other records broken at Oval

IND vs ENG 4th Test: Virat Kohli achieves most Test wins as captain in England; Check out 4 other records broken at Oval
IND vs ENG 4th Test: Virat Kohli achieves most Test wins as captain in England; Check out 4 other records broken at Oval

IND vs ENG 4th Test – Virat Kohli Most Wins: Virat Kohli achieves most Test wins as captain in England; Check out 4 other records broken at Oval – India captain Virat Kohli broke the 50-year-old jinx of Team India not winning a Test match at Oval by beating England by 157 runs in the fourth Test of the five-match Test series. With this win, India took a 2-1 lead in the Test series. Many records tumbled in the Oval Test as Rohit Sharma scored his first century in Test cricket overseas while Shardul Thakur emerged as the hero of India with the bat. 

IND vs ENG 4th Test: Virat Kohli achieves most Test wins as captain in England; Check out 4 other records broken at Oval

Insidesport.co will take you through top records that tumbled in the Oval Test. 

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1. Virat Kohli Most wins in England

Virat Kohli now has the most wins in Test cricket as a captain of India in England. Earlier, Kapil Dev held the record who claimed two wins in England. Former India captain MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Ajit Wadekar had one win in England as a captain. 

Indian Captains Winning Most Tests in England 

  • 3 – Virat Kohli* 
  • 2 – Kapil Dev 
  • 1 – MS Dhoni 
  • 1 – Rahul Dravid 
  • 1 – Sourav Ganguly 
  • 1 – Ajit Wadekar

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2. Bumrah fastest Indian pacer to 100 Test wickets

IND vs ENG 4th Test: India pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who took two wickets in the first innings of the fourth Test against England here at the Kennington Oval, London, has picked his 100th Test wicket by removing Ollie Pope in the 2nd innings. With this wicket, Bumrah also broke the record of former India speedster Kapil Dev, who claimed 100 wickets in just 25 Tests. Bumrah became the fastest India pacer to take 100 wickets. He achieved the feat in 23 Tests. 

With Pope’s wicket, Bumrah broke former Indian skipper Kapil Dev’s record. Kapil Dev had taken 25 Tests to reach 100 wickets while Bumrah achieved the milestone in his 24th game. Former India bowler Irfan Pathan is next on the list, having reached 100 wickets in 28 matches while pacer Mohammad Shami occupies the fourth spot.

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Quickest to 100 wickets in Test (Indian Pacer)

  • Jasprit Bumrah – 23
  • Kapil Dev – 25 
  • Irfan Pathan – 28 
  • Mohammed Shami – 29

3. Rohit Sharma’s first Test hundred outside India

IND vs ENG 4th Test: Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma has been in phenomenal form since his return to the Indian Test squad. On Saturday, he slammed his first century overseas to help India take an edge against hosts. He slammed a century off 205 balls with the help of 12 fours and a six that he used to bring his ton. He went on to score 127 runs off 256 deliveries. With that, he also shattered 5 records. In the match, Rohit Sharma shared a crucial partnership of 83 runs for the opening wicket with Rahul. He looked rock solid and he saw out the first hour along with KL Rahul (46) on Day 3 with both of them looking set for a big one. The right-handed batsman has so far slammed 2 fifties and a century in the ongoing Test series against England.

Rohit Sharma’s Records 

  • He completed 15,000 runs in international cricket, only the 8th player from India to achieve the feat.
  • Rohit Sharma also completed 11,000 runs as an opener across all formats.
  • The century at Oval helped him complete 2,000 runs in England.
  • The 127-run knock meant, he has completed 1,000 runs in 2021 across all formats.
  • Rohit also crossed the 3,000-run mark in Test cricket.

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4. Joe Root with most Test runs at home among active players

England captain Joe Root now has most runs at home in Test cricket among active players. Earlier the record was held by David Warner, who scored 4551 runs followed by Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson who have 3806 and 3788 runs respectively

  • 5009* – Joe Root 
  • 4551 – David Warner 
  • 3806 – Ross Taylor 
  • 3788 – Kane Williamson 

Most Test runs in England 

  • 6568 – Alaister Cook 
  • 5917 – Graham Gooch 
  • 5009* – Joe Root 
  • 4716 – Mike Atherton 

5. India’s first win at Oval after 50 years

This is a special win for Team India as it is the first time since 1971 that an Indian team has managed to win a Test match at Oval. The last time India was a Test here Ajit Wadekar was the captain of the Indian cricket team.

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