• India's innings-and-15-run win in Kolkata is their
    30th win by an innings' margin.

     

    This was also the second time India have beaten
    West Indies by an innings, the previous instance being in Mumbai in 2002.

     

    India's
    top 12 innings wins:

     

    No

    Margin

    Opposition

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    1

    239

    Bangladesh

    Dhaka

    May-07

    2

    219

    Australia

    Kolkata

    Mar-98

    3

    198

    New
    Zealand

    Nagpur

    Nov-10

    4

    144

    Sri
    Lanka

    Kanpur

    Nov-09

    5

    140

    Bangladesh

    Dhaka

    Dec-04

    6

    131

    Pakistan

    Rawalpindi

    Apr-04

    7

    119

    Sri
    Lanka

    Lucknow

    Jan-94

    8

    112

    West
    Indies

    Mumbai

    Oct-02

    9

    109

    New
    Zealand

    Chennai

    Jan-56

    10

    106

    Sri
    Lanka

    Nagpur

    Dec-86

    11

    101

    Zimbabwe

    Nagpur

    Feb-02

    12

    100

    Australia

    Mumbai

    Nov-79

     

    The Kolkata win was also a unique one in Tests.
    There's no other match in which a team has made a score of 400 or more after
    following on and still lost.

     

    RECORD FIRST-INNINGS LEADS

     

    West Indies were

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  • India posted 631 for 7 declared in its first innings against West
    Indies at Kolkata in the ongoing test. This score represent India's 13th
    team total of 600 plus runs on home soil. India now owns the record for
    most team totals of 600 plus runs on home soil.

     

    India is
    the third team in the annals of test cricket to post 600 plus runs at
    home on ten or more occasions. Australia and England are the other two
    teams which have accomplished this feat on ten occasions. The
    performance of these three teams are listed below.

     

  •  

    In the on-going Kolkata Test, Rahul Dravid and VVS
    Laxman added 140 runs for the fourth wicket.

     

    This stand is the 87th century
    partnership involving Dravid in Test cricket, a record.

     

    Dravid is closely followed by Sachin Tendulkar who
    has 83 century partnerships.

     

    The following table shows batsmen involved with 50
    or more century stands in Test cricket, and the wicket for which they added the
    runs.

     

    No

    Batsmen

    Team

    1st

    2nd

    3rd

    4th

    5th

    6th

    7th

    8th

    9th

    10th

    Tot

    1

    R Dravid

    Ind

    03

    34

    25

    08

    12

    03

    00

    02

    00

    00

    87

    3

    S Tendulkar

    Ind

    01

    00

    35

    17

    20

    05

    03

    01

    00

    01

    83

    2

    R Ponting

    Aus

    00

    40

    11

    10

    15

    02

    01

    01

    00

    00

    80

    4

    S Waugh

    Aus

    00

    01.

    01

    20

    23

    12

    04

    01

    02

    00

    64

    5

    A Border

    Aus

    00

    02

    15

    20

    16

    08

    01

    01

    00

    00

    63

    6

    M Jayawardene

    Srl

    00

    00

    31

    17

    09

    02

    02

    02

    00

    00

    63

    7

    B Lara

    Win

    00

    05

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