West Indies v India, 1st Test, Antigua, 4th day July 24, 2016

Ashwin emulates Botham with ton and seven-for

Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory

0 Bigger Test wins for India outside Asia. Their previous biggest win outside Asia was by an innings-and-90 runs against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2005-06. The innings-and-92-run win in Antigua was only their fourth innings-victory outside Asia and the first in West Indies.

0 Number of times West Indies have lost by a bigger margin at home. Their previous biggest loss at home was by an innings-and-86 runs against South Africa in Barbados in 2005. This was their fifth loss by an innings at home.

2 Wins for India in their last 24 Tests outside Asia since their win in Jamaica in 2011. Their only other win in this period had come against England at Lord's in 2014.

7/83 R Ashwin's figures in the second innings, which are the best by an Indian bowler in West Indies. He bettered Subhash Gupte's figures of 7 for 162 at Port of Spain in 1952-53. Ashwin's is the first seven-wicket haul for India in an away Test when the opposition were asked to follow-on. His figures are the third-best by an India spinner in Tests outside Asia.

3 Number of players, including Ashwin, to have scored a century and taken a seven-wicket haul in the same Test. Jack Gregory against England at MCG in 1920-21 and Ian Botham against Pakistan at Lord's in 1978 and against India at Wankhede in 1979-80 were the first two to achieve this feat. Ashwin is the first Indian to score a century and take a five-wicket haul in the same Test twice.

5 Number of Man of the Match awards for Ashwin in Tests, which are the most by any Indian since his debut in November 2011. This was his first such award in Tests outside Asia. Only two other Indians have got a Man of the Match award in Tests outside Asia since his debut.

17 Number of five-wicket hauls for Ashwin in 33 Tests so far - the most by a spinner at this point in career. Australia's Clarrie Grimmett had taken 16 such hauls in his first 33 Tests. Among fast bowlers, only Waqar Younis has taken more five-wicket hauls (19) in the same number of matches. Ashwin's 183 wickets at this point of time are second only to Waqar's 190. He needs 17 wickets in next three Tests to equal Grimmett's record of fastest to 200 Test wickets in 36 matches.

2 Number of away Tests for India where there have been an double-century and a seven-wicket haul. The only such instance for India prior to Antigua 2016 came at Sydney in 2004 where Sachin Tendulkar scored 241 not out and Anil Kumble took 8 for 141.

95 Runs added by Devendra Bishoo and Carlos Brathwaite for the ninth-wicket, which is the second-highest partnership for that wicket for a team when following-on. This was also West Indies' highest partnership of the match.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath

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  • EMMANUEL on July 28, 2016, 19:37 GMT

    Why is it always when an Indian player performs well in away matches they are belittled by mentioning like outside India, or Asia. Has other players from other countries do get the same captions, whenever they perform in India or other Asian countries.?

  • NAVEEN on July 26, 2016, 4:07 GMT

    What about Saha's contribution - he participated in 6 dismissals in first innings and followed up with one more in second.

  • Lakshminarayanan on July 25, 2016, 14:03 GMT

    Excellent Team Selection, Everyone contributed and this is needed in Test Matches to win every session. Hats off to Kohli & Kumble for the right team selection. The 5 bowlers theory will really help India to win more matches, choosing 3 or 2 seamers and 2 or 3 spinners combination according to the pitch is really important rather than the bowlers form.This will also increase batsmen to take more responsibilities.

  • tochandra@gmail.com on July 25, 2016, 12:22 GMT

    Awesome, New Sachin (Virat) and New Kumble (Ashwin). The new ones will win more matches than their counterparts!

  • Sanjay on July 25, 2016, 10:26 GMT

    The West Indies are somehow managing to neutralise the achievements of their great, dominating team of the late 70s/80s. Statistically - as far as win percentages are concerned - they're probably back to where they were before the Clive Lloyd era. It would be interesting for the stats to be dug out - just how many tests and series did the great side win and what is the record post 1995? Let's see how the rest of this series pans out because this 1st Test effort reminded me a little of India's 2011 Tour to England. After winning a WC, they were so drunk on that particular success that they couldn't care less about the Tests that followed. I'm still hurting over India's abysmal performances during that 2011 summer, I hope to see Windies put in a serious effort to be competitive in the remainder of the series.

  • Mahendra Kumar on July 25, 2016, 9:53 GMT

    only thing, this team needs to include R Jadeja in playing 11 to win against tougher competitors.

  • Thomas on July 25, 2016, 8:50 GMT

    So, going by the first two sets of stats, WI are the new ZIM...congratulations!

  • Ranganathan on July 25, 2016, 6:23 GMT

    after seeing Ashwin, going Wicket less after scoring 100, I thought R he is going Ravi Shastri way..But he proved every one wrong with match winning 7 for... Wish him many more MoM to come for bowling performance..

  • Khem on July 25, 2016, 4:10 GMT

    Many more overseas wins are on the way, Kohli's aggression and Kumble's tactics would definitely do wonders for India.

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