Joe Root (149*) made his fifth Test century. Only one England batsman- Alastair Cook- has scored more centuries before turning 24. Cook had seven centuries. Len Hutton had also scored five centuries before the age of 24.
For the fourth consecutive time in the series India lost first six wickets with 66 or fewer runs on the board – 63 for six at Manchester (first innings), 66 for six at Manchester (second innings), 44 for six at the Oval (first innings) and 62 for six at the Oval (second innings).
India’s second innings lasted for only 29.2 overs – their sixth shortest innings in terms of overs. The shortest lasted for 17 overs – vs England at Lord’s in 1974 (with one man absent).
James Anderson ended with 25 wickets in the series – most he has taken in any series, surpassing the 24 he had taken against Australia in Australia in 2010-11.
India were dismissed for less than 180 for the fifth consecutive time in the series – second such instance for India. The only other was in 1959 also against England.
India’s loss by an innings and 244 runs is their third biggest in Test cricket by innings margin.
The loss is India’s heaviest under MS Dhoni’s captaincy. They had lost to England by innings and 242 runs at Birmingham in 2011.
For the first time in their history, India lost back to back Tests in three days by innings margin.
For the fifth time India suffered a series loss after taking the lead. Three of these instances have come against England – in 1984-85 (1-2), in 2012-13 (1-2) and now 2014 (1-3).
India were leading the series at the end of second Test, but went on to lose the next three Tests. There is only one such precedent in entire Test history. In 1936-37 Ashes, Australia was 0-2 down after the second Test, but went on to win next three matches on the trot to take the series 3-2.
Since beating West Indies in July 2011, India have not won a series outside India.