Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin and Axar Patel starred for India as Virat Kohli’s men thumped England by an innings and 25 runs inside three days to complete a 3-1 series victory in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
The final Test between India and England saw a number of records including India’s 13th consecutive Test series victory at home and Axar Patel’s fourth five-wicket haul in the debut series. India’s spin duo of Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin wreaked havoc, taking all 10 wickets between them as Joe Root’s men were bowled out for 135 with more than two days to spare in the match.
India needed just a draw to reach the WTC final but a victory means they qualified for the summit clash in the top spot with 490 points. India registered 12 wins from 17 Tests, lost 4 and drew just 1 Test in the competition.
Here are all the major statistics from the series finale between India and England
5: Ashwin became the fifth cricketers to achieve the double of 30-plus wickets and a century in a Test series.
3: England have now lost 3 Tests in a row which is their joint-longest run under Joe Root’s captaincy.
10: Virat Kohli registered his 10th consecutive series win in India which is now the joint-most by a captain on home soil alongside Australia’s Ricky Ponting.
30: Ashwin have now taken 30 five-wicket hauls in his career, which ties him with James Anderson in the sixth spot.
12: India (12*) have now recorded the most wins in the ICC World Test Championship and qualified for the final.