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The maximum scores of 200+ by Test captains. Virat Kohli (243) in New Delhi became the first captain in Test history to make this many 200+ scores. He surpassed the tally of Brian Lara (West Indies), whose five 200+ scores include his 400 against England at St. John’s in April 2004.

For the record, Kohli reached the mark in just 50 innings. Lara took 83 innings to register his fifth score of 200+ as captain. While it took Lara nearly seven and a half years to reach this landmark, it took Kohli less than 17 months to better it.

The table below provides the details of captains with four or more 200+ scores in Test cricket.

Most scores of 200+ as Test captain

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The number of times Indian batsmen managed to register four 100+ scores in the same innings of a Test. The Nagpur Test was the latest. For the record, since June 1938, there have been 22 instances of teams registering four or more centuries in the same innings of a Test. Of these, on two occasions there have been five centuries in the same innings.

The table below has the details of the three instances when Indian batsmen posted four 100+ scores in the same innings of a Test.

Four individual centuries in same Test innings for India

Notes:

*The victories by inns & 239 runs at Mirpur and Nagpur are India’s biggest in Test cricket.

*The Mirpur Test provided the only instance in Test cricket, when batsmen in batting positions 1, 2, 3 & 4 made 100+ scores in same Test innings.

54

The number of Test matches taken by India’s Ravichandran Ashwin to claim his 300th wicket, during the Nagpur Test against Sri Lanka. This is now the quickest by any bowler in terms of Tests in cricket history! Ashwin broke the previous record held by Australia’s Dennis Lillee, who, by a strange coincidence, achieved the landmark exactly on the same day as Ashwin did, but 36 years ago, on November 27, 1981.

The details are given below:

Fewest Tests taken to reach 300 wickets

S/R is the number of balls taken to claim each wicket.

To claim 300 Test wicket….

 

100

The number of Test matches lost by Sri Lanka. In Nagpur, they became the eighth Test team to reach this dubious landmark.

Team records after their 100 Test loss