Here is a celebrating moment for Indian cricket fans! Your favorite Team India has set its new record in the Test matches.
Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team successfully completed its 11th consecutive test series win at home on October 13, 2019.
With this longest winning streak between 2013-2019, Indian team surpassed the Australian cricket team’s existing world records (with 10 continous wins each) between 1994-2001 and 2004-08.
India’s test winning streak began with 4-0 win in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2012-13.
The latest win of ‘1 innings and 137 runs’ against South Africa is also the biggest one for Indian cricket team. The team’s previous record was ‘an innings and 57 runs’ at Eden Gardens in 2009-10.
Surprisingly, this is also the second consecutive defeat for South Africa in the decade and both against India.
Another interesting aspect is ‘first 30 wins in 50 tests’ under single captaincy!
Kohli made this new record surpassing the previous records by Steve Waugh (37 tests) and Ricky Ponting (35 tests). Now, Kohli has 17 wins in 23 Tests at home and 13 in 27 outside India.
Bowling average is another aspect where this match turned out special for India and the world!
India’s pace bowlers exhibited 21.74 average against 75.85 of Proteas’ bowlers, showing a 54.08 difference in bowling average. Opposite teams have never outpaced Proteas by this big margin, till date. Now, India has surpassed Australia’s record of 24.71 bowling average made in 2001-02.
Umesh Yadav bagged another record by displaying a better bowling average (9.83) than any other Indian pace bowler in a home Test while taking 6 or more tickets.
Keep up the spirit Team India!