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10 milestones and takeaways from India's record 4-0 series win

India Today logo India Today 21-12-2016

India registered a 4-0 victory over England in the five-match series which culminated with an innings and 75 runs win for the home side in Chennai on Tuesday.

Best year:


Virat Kohli has now registered 9 victories in 12 Tests in 2016 without suffering a single defeat. This has been the best year for India in our Test history. 

Longest unbeaten streak:

© AFP With the win this is India's longest unbeaten streak in Test history which stands at 18 Tests.

Captain Kohli's record:

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Virat has now equalled Sunil Gavaskar's record (18) for the longest unbeaten streak for an Indian Test skipper.

2nd best: 

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This is Test India's 2nd best Test series win ever. The best series victory was a 4-0 whitewash over Australia under MS Dhoni in 2012-13 which was a 4-Test series.

Jadeja's feat: 

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Ravindra Jadeja is the first player ever to score a fifty, take 10 wickets and hold 4 catches in the same Test!

Nair arrives on Big Stage:

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Youngster Karun Nair became the fastest man to score a Test triple hundred during the Chennai Test. This was only the third Test of his career.

England's loss:

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477 runs scored by England in the 1st innings is now the biggest total any team has scored in Test history that resulted in an innings defeat.

100 hungry:


Six Indian batsmen scored a century during the 5-Test series. This is a record for India in Tests.

In elite company:


Virat Kohli now has 14 wins from his first 22 Tests as skipper. He is 3rd in the all time list along with Michael Vaughan. Only Ricky Ponting (15) & Steve Waugh (17) have more.

Most efficient skipper: 


With a win% of 83.33 Virat Kohli is the most successful Indian skipper at home. He also has the best win% away from home for all Indian skippers winning 40% of his away Tests.

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