The match provided only the third instance of India making 350 in both innings of a Test outside the subcontinent. The other two instances came against England also at Trent Bridge in 2002 (India made 357 and 424-8 declared) and against New Zealand at Wellington in 2008-09 (India made 379 and 434-7 declared).
The match aggregate of 848 for the loss of 19 wickets is India’s highest in a Test against England – home or away. They had made 844 for 16 at The Oval in 2007.
The above match aggregate is also the fourth highest by any side against England in England. Australia had made 1028 for 20 at The Oval in 1934, followed by 869 for 8 by West Indies also at The Oval in 1976 and 862 for 13 by Australia at Headingley in 1948.
Interestingly India did not go past 300 in any of 8 innings in last series in England in 2011. They did it twice in this Test!
Stuart Binny’s 78 is the second highest score by an Indian debutant at number 8 after Deepak Shodhan’s 110 against Pakistan at Kolkata in 1952-53.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar became only the second player to score two fifties in a Test while batting at number 9 (or lower). Only other player to do so is Australia’s Peter Siddle, who made 51 and 50 against India at Delhi in 2012-13.
Bhuvneshawar Kumar became only the fourth Indian player to score fifties in both innings and take a five-wicket haul in the same Test. Others to do so are:
Vinoo Mankad 72 & 184; 5-196 vs England at Lord’s in 1952
Polly Umrigar 56 & 172*; 5-107 vs West Indies at Port-of-Spain in 1961-62
Rusi Surti 70 & 53; 5-74 vs Australia at Adelaide in 1967-68
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 58 & 63*; 5-82 vs England at Trent Bridge in 2014
Alastair Cook took his maiden Test wicket when he dismissed Ishant Sharma. Cook now holds the record of taking most Tests (105) to claim maiden wicket. Mark Boucher held the previous record with 84 Tests.
The last three wickets (eighth, ninth and tenth) in the match produced 548 runs, which are the most in a single Test. The previous record was 498 in Adelaide Test in 1907-08 between Australia and England.
The match ended in a draw. It was only the fourth time (out of 17) that India did not lose the opening Test of a series in England. On all three previous such occasions India went on to win the series! In 1971, 1986 and 2007.
England have now not registered a win in their last 9 Tests. Last time England suffered this fate was in 1992-93 when England did not win any of 10 consecutive Tests.