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Kolkata Test: Some Notable Statistics

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 478 runs behind in the first
innings, making it the 26th occasion of a team conceding a first
innings lead of 400 plus runs.

 

West Indies have conceded 400-plus leads thrice: 424
against England at Leeds in May 2007, 478 against India at Kolkata and 563 against
England at Kingston in April 1938

 

Similarly, India have obtained such leads thrice,
the last two instances being 492 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in May 2007 and
418 against Sri Lanka in Kanpur in November 2009.

 

Here are the top 10 first innings deficits in
Tests:

 

No

Team

Score

Deficit

Against

Ground

Mon/Year

1

Australia

201

702

England

The Oval

Aug-38

2

New Zealand

73

570

Pakistan

Lahore

May-02

3

West Indies

286

563

England

Kingston

Apr-30

4

England

141

504

Australia

Brisbane

Nov-46

5

Zimbabwe

239

496

Australia

Perth

Oct-03

6

Pakistan

110/1

496

Sri Lanka

Lahore

Mar-09

7

South Africa

159

493

Australia

Johannesburg

Feb-02

8

Bangladesh

118

492

India

Dhaka

May-07

9

India

124

490

West Indies

Kolkata

Dec-58

10

West Indies

153

478

India

Kolkata

Nov-11

 

 

A CENTURY OF
CENTURIES

 

Darren Bravo's hundred in the second innings was West
Indies's 100th Test hundred against India.

 

India is the third team against which West Indies
batsmen have scored 100 or more centuries. The other two are England {128
hundreds} and Australia {102}.

 

The record for a team with most Test tons against
one team is with Australia (287 against England). In second place are England,
with 231 tons against Australia.

 

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