Statistical Highlights: Kohli, Ashwin top the charts

Virat Kohli, with two hundreds and two fifties, top-scored in the series with 655 runs, whereas his No. 1 bowler, Ravichandran Ashwin, led the wicket-takers' chart with 28 scalps.

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Virat Kohli (right) and Ravichandran Ashwin topped the run-scorers' and wicket-takers' charts, respectively.   -  PTI

Skipper Virat Kohli broke his No. 1 bowler Ravichandran Ashwin's man of the series winning streak as he won the award for amassing 655 runs against England.

Ashwin had won the award four times in a row — against Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand — to take his tally to seven. However, the off-spinner, with 28 scalps, topped the wicket-takers' list.

Other Stats:

# India won four Tests in a row for the first time versus England. It has won four Tests in a series for the second time — the first occasion was against Australia in 2012-13 when it won by 4-0.

# India extended its unbeaten run in Tests to 18 (between August 2015 and December 2016). It bettered the 17-match streak between September 1985 and March 1987.

# India’s innings-and-75-run-win is its biggest against England, bettering its win by an innings and 46 runs in Leeds in 2002. In all, it has inflicted six innings defeats on England.

# India has won nine Tests (drawn three) out of 12 played this year — the most wins by India in a calendar year, eclipsing the eight wins out of 14 in 2010 (lost 3 and drawn 3).

# Ravindra Jadeja captured Alastair Cook’s wicket for the sixth time in the series in Chennai — the most occasions a bowler has claimed his wicket in a Test series.

# Jadeja (7/48) registered his best ever bowling performance in Tests, eclipsing the 6 for 138 against South Africa at Durban in December 2013. This is his sixth instance of five wickets or more in an innings in Tests and first versus England.

# Jadeja claimed 26 wickets at 25.84 runs apiece — his best performance in a Test series, eclipsing the 24 (ave.17.45) in the four-Test series versus Australia in 2012-13.

# Jadeja’s outstanding bowling analysis of 10 for 154 in Chennai is his first instance of 10 wickets in a Test match.

# Jadeja is the fourth Indian all-rounder after Kapil Dev (thrice — once each vs Australia, Pakistan and England), Vinoo Mankad and Ravichandran Ashwin to manage 200 runs and 20 wickets in a Test series.

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