Interesting Records Achieved by Team India in The Oval Test

This was only second Test win at The Oval by the team India. The last one came back in 1971 – 50 years and 13 days apart from each other.

Team India Celebrate Test Win at The Oval (Pic: @collinsadam/Twitter)

Team India registered an emphatic victory by 157 runs in The Oval Test against England. Both teams were in hunt of a win on the final day but it was India who crushed England’s dream of chasing their highest total in Test cricket. Jasprit Bumrah and co. were relentless throughout the day five and didn’t allow England to run away with the game.

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Rohit Sharma scored 127 in the second innings, which is his first Test hundred away from home and eighth overall.
Ollie Pope was Jasprit Bumrah’s 100th Test victim. He reached the landmark in 24 Tests making him the fastest Indian pacer to touch the milestone. Kapil Dev took his 100th Test wicket in 25th Test.

Umesh Yadav completed his 150 Test wickets during the fourth Test. He became the sixth Indian pacer to get to the milestone.

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This was India’s only second Test win at The Oval. The last one came back in 1971 – 50 years and 13 days apart from each other.

By winning at both grounds in London, Lord’s and The Oval, in the same series, India became only the sixth team to do so. Australia have done it five times.

This is the first instance of team batting first conceded 50-plus run lead and ended up winning the Test match at The Oval.

Virat Kohli, Chris Woakes, Rishabh Pant and Rory Burns – all four were dismissed for 50 in this Test in respective innings making it the first instance of its kind.

Shardul Thakur (57 and 60) – only the ninth player in Test cricket history to score 50+ in both innings of a Test batting at number 8 or lower.

Virat Kohli crossed 1000-Test run mark in England and became the third Indian to do so.


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