Stats Highlights, Ind v WI, 1st Test - Day 4
New Delhi, Nov 9: Breaking out of a stupor that lasted six Tests, India have won the first match of the series at the Kotla, and that too after conceding a first innings lead. MS Dhoni closes in on another record as captain, that of winning the most Tests at home, while Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman have reinforced their position as fourth innings heroes. Take a look at the numbers that matter from a morale-boosting win for the hosts.
- With his innings of 76, Sachin Tendulkar became the all-time highest run-scorer in the fourth innings in Test cricket. At the end of this Test, his tally stands at 1,515 runs in 53 innings (avg 39.86), which takes him ahead of Rahul Dravid’s aggregate of 1,507 runs.
- VVS Laxman scored the 55th fifty of his Test career – his 11th against West Indies.
- During the course of his innings, Laxman completed 1,000 runs in the fourth innings of Tests. He thus became the 20th batsman to have achieved this feat overall and only the fourth Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (1,515), Rahul Dravid (1,507) and Sunil Gavaskar (1,398).
- India registered their first win in the last seven Tests. They had lost four and drawn the remaining two of the last six Tests.
- The win is India’s 16th under MS Dhoni (in 32 Tests). Only Sourav Ganguly (21 in 49 Tests) has won more Tests for India than Dhoni.
- The win is India’s 11th in India under MS Dhoni (in 16 Tests). Dhoni now moves ahead of Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 10 wins at home. Only Mohammad Azharuddin – with 13 wins at home – is ahead of Dhoni.
- India successfully chased down a target of 200-plus for the 11th time – eight of those wins have come since 2000.
India have now won eight out of the last nine Tests played at Feroz Shah Kotla. The last time India lost a Test here was also against West Indies, in November 1987.
- This was only the 18th instance of India winning a Test after conceding a first innings lead. The 95-run lead they conceded in this Test is the fifth-highest conceded by India in a Test they eventually won.