With India-England Test series ending on a sour note for India as England won the rescheduled 5th Test on Tuesday. England has now won all four Test matches this summer – a remarkable achievement considering they had just one victory in their previous 17 Tests. England and India are now joint holders of the Pataudi Trophy, with England denying India a series win. The last time India won a Test series on English soil was in 2007, under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy. Let’s take a look at the 5 Major records broken during India vs England 5th Test:
5 Major records broken during India vs England 5th Test
1. England’s highest run chase in Tests
England completed three superb run chases against New Zealand but this one took things to another level. The 378-run chase is England’s highest chase of all time in Test cricket, bettering their previous record of 359 against Australia at Leeds in 2019. This is also most conceded by India.
2. Pant-Jadeja’s joint-highest partnership for the sixth wicket in Test cricket for India
The 222-run stand between Pant and Jadeja in the first innings is the joint-highest partnership for the sixth wicket in Test cricket for India away from home. They equalled Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin’s record which was set in 1997 against South Africa in Cape Town.
3. Pant hits fastest century by Indian Wicketkeeper in Tests
Rishabh Pant‘s 89-ball century on Day 1 of the match is the fastest by an Indian wicket-keeper in Test cricket ever.
4. Pant becomes the first wicketkeeper batter to hit a century and a half century against England in a Test match
Pant also became the first wicketkeeper batter to post a hundred and a fifty in the same Test vs England in England, apart from becoming the first wicketkeeper batter to manage 200-plus runs against England in England in a Test match.
5. Bumrah becomes the highest wicket taking bowler against England in a Test Series
Firstly, Bumrah the batter hammered England pacer Stuart Broad for 29 runs in an over to own the new world record of scoring most runs in an over in Tests. Broad conceded 35 runs in total including 6 extras in the over. Secondly, Jasprit Bumrah‘s haul of 3-68 in the first innings helped him become the Indian bowler with most wickets during a Test series in England (23).
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