India v Bangladesh, only Test, Hyderabad, 5th day February 13, 2017

Captain Kohli emulates Ponting, Vaughan

Stats highlights from India's record-breaking victory over Bangladesh in Hyderabad

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Captain Kohli's unbeaten run

19 Consecutive Tests without a defeat for India, which is the fifth-best streak in Test history. West Indies went 27 Tests without defeat from 1982 to 1984.

0 India captains who have led in more successive Tests without a defeat than Virat Kohli. Kohli has been unbeaten for 19 Tests now, going past Sunil Gavaskar's previous record of 18 in 1976-80. Kapil Dev went 17 Tests without a defeat in 1985-87.

6 Consecutive series wins for India, their best streak in Tests, going past the previous record of five series wins in 2008-10 under MS Dhoni. Since August 2015 India have won away series against Sri Lanka and West Indies, and have beaten South Africa, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh at home. India have a chance to extend this streak when they meet Australia in a couple of weeks.

15 Test wins for Kohli as captain in 23 matches, the joint second-highest number of wins after 23 games. Steve Waugh tops the list with 17 wins while Kohli joins Ricky Ponting and Michael Vaughan with 15.

7.5 Win-loss ratio for Kohli in Tests as captain. With a minimum of 20 Tests as captain, Kohli has the best win-loss ratio with 15 wins and 2 losses. Don Bradman had a win-loss ratio of five with 15 wins and three losses as captain.

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50 Wickets for R Ashwin in the fourth innings of Tests. He is only the third bowler from India, after Bishan Singh Bedi and Anil Kumble, to reach this mark. Among all bowlers with 50-plus wickets in the fourth innings, Ashwin has the best strike rate.

2012 The last time a visiting team batted for more than 100 overs in both innings of a Test in India. England had batted 145.5 overs and 154 overs in Nagpur in 2012. There have been only 24 instances of visiting teams batting for more than 100 overs in both innings in India. Bangladesh batted 127.5 overs in the first and 100.3 overs in the second. Incidentally their score of 250 is the second-highest score in the fourth innings of a Test by a visiting team in India since 2000.

2005 The last instance of a visiting team losing their sixth wicket after scoring 200 or more in the fourth innings of the Test in India. This was only the sixth such instance for overseas teams in India.

5 Number of batsmen in the top eight dismissed between 22 and 27 for Bangladesh in the fourth innings of this Test. This is only the second instance for Bangladesh where five players were dismissed between those scores.

10 Number of innings between Mahmudullah's last Test fifty and his 64 in Bangladesh's second innings. He made 67 against South Africa in Chittagong in 2015. In nine of his last ten innings he has failed to convert his starts and has been dismissed between 10 and 40.

Gaurav Sundararaman is a senior stats analyst at ESPNcricinfo

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  • atulks1963 on February 16, 2017, 1:16 GMT

    Kohli has captained India mostly at home and against West Indies and Sri Lanka on their home turf which were weak teams. He will be termed as a great captain if he win series against Australia, South Africa, England and New Zealand on their home turf. Kohli does not stand in comparison to Bradman neither as a batsman nor as a captain. Bradman was able to think out of the box and he is the only test captain to win a series 3-2 after being 0-2 down against England in 1936-37, this being his first series as captain. Being a top batsman, his exploits in captaincy are not highlighted. People should read about the third test against England in 1936-37, third test against India in 1947-48 and his resolution to become the first Aussie Captain to tour England undefeated in 1948 which he accomplished. No Australian team before 1948 and after 1948 have toured England 'undefeated'. No one, even Sobers cannot match his single mindedness.

  • AussieNSW on February 15, 2017, 9:27 GMT

    Comparing Kohli to the great Punter is blasphemous. Pure sacrilege! Ponting was twice the player and captain than Kohli will ever be. It just goes to prove that the measure of greatness is not purely in numbers and stats. Our punter was peerless!

  • Rowan on February 15, 2017, 8:55 GMT

    5th best non-losing streak of all time, if they whitewash, it will be the 2nd test run of all time, because the top 2 are mostly draws, and above it are the Ponting and Waugh streaks, it will almost mean best test team since Australia in 05-08

  • CricFan Indigo on February 15, 2017, 5:50 GMT

    @ atulks1963

    We can keep creating separate sets of hypothesis about who is better than whom and what kind of impediments one had to encounter to compare two entirely different era of Sir Don Bradman and that of Mahanayak Virat Kohli. It doesn't matter really. What matters though is that both entertained the followers of the game with different brand of cricket. The game itself has changed vastly between the two era under reference. Quite possible that Bradman would have been found wanting to score six double centuries he made then and it is quite possible that Virat Kohli if he was born in that era could have eclipsed those, given the rub of the green and his sublime form now. It's an unnecessary rhetoric. The fact that both these greats have thrilled the connoisseurs of the game and have achieved by way of what the numbers reflect is laudable and absorbing. Let sanity prevail between idealism and pragmatism.

  • Yajna93 on February 14, 2017, 21:05 GMT

    I sincerely hope ki India will be able to show such winning performances next year too, when our team would tour R.S.A. for a 4 match Test Series versus the Proteas (who would be the home team). I am sure that our batters would perform well, even against the likes of Steyn and Rabada and Lungi Ngidi and Kylie Abott and Morne and Vernon Philander etc.. My main worry is with the bowlers and also the big question mark upon Indian spinners' \ tweakers' pathetic performance with the red ball outside Asia. In my opinion, Jayant Yadav should be preferred over Ashwin as the lone spinner. India should also go in with either Rishabh Pant or Sanju Samson as the keeper (at batting position #7) -------------- Wriddhiman Saha as the wicketkeeper batsman would actually be a suicidal measure \ decision. Moreover, both Jinx as well as Karun Nair should play in the same playing eleven {Ajinkya at #5 (3 down) while Karun at #6} and India must infact abandon the 5 bowler theory at least for this series.

  • mattcastelino on February 14, 2017, 20:22 GMT

    @vxttemp - you have company - i too have a feeling India will be in for a tought fight from the Ozzies. Fingers crossed! We will need some rank turners and slow paced pitches that will negate the threat of Starc.

  • srinivasan on February 14, 2017, 14:43 GMT

    Andrew-Schulz: You are the one who is delusional. So what if India did not win 3-0 in SA? AUS did not win 3-0 in the SC either. So why is it big if AUS won in a location similar to home? IND does so too, all the time, including thrashing AUS 4-0 the last time they were in the SC. During the streak, did AUS win in a dissimilar location, i.e., the SC? No. Ditto for IND.

    What is good for the goose is also good for the gander. Have to fair, apply the same standards. But, of course, we have seen that the ENG/AUS fans downplay performance in the SC. So, just like that, we downplay (or should downplay, if we do not already do so) performance on hard bouncy swingy grounds. Why is it great if you can get wickets due to the atmosphere? It is so much more refined fun to see a batsman dancing around a spinning ball!! Almost like a ballet, just poetic, just beautiful! Ha Ha!!

  • cricfan41148422 on February 14, 2017, 12:29 GMT

    Atulks1963 bradman played in only Australia and England. Kohli has at least played in most countries except Zimbabwe and Pakistan.

  • atulks1963 on February 14, 2017, 10:49 GMT

    I have my reservations on two counts. First Kohli becoming the first batsman to score 4 double centuries in four consecutive series beating Bradman's record of 3 double centuries in three consecutive series. Bradman after scoring prolifically against England in 1930, was subjected to bodyline attack (which was later banned) by Jardine's bowlers like Larwood and Voce in 1932-33, and he scored only one century. After that he again scored double hundreds in next two series. Had bodyline not existed, he would have scored six double hundreds in six series. But people forget that he had scored three double hundreds in a single series against England in 1930 whch is a world record, two double hundreds against South Africa and one double hundred against West Indies, totalling six double centuries in three series before facing Larwood and company. Secondly he has captained India mostly at home and against WI and Sri Lanka on their home turf which were weak teams. A.K.Srivastava, Mysore

  • cricfan06484158 on February 14, 2017, 10:49 GMT

    What do stats mean nowadays? look at Smith/Voges for over inflated padded stats

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