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0 Completed Tests since World War II to last fewer balls than the Ahmedabad Test (842 balls). The day-night Test match at Motera is now the seventh shortest completed Test match and the shortest since 1935.
77 Matches taken for Ravichandran Ashwin to complete 400 wickets in Test cricket. Muttiah Muralitharan is the only player to have reached the milestone quicker than Ashwin. The Sri Lankan got to the 400th Test wicket in his 72nd Test match.
81 England's second innings total at Motera, the second-lowest Test total by any team against India. South Africa's total of 79 in the first innings of the 2015 Nagpur Test still remains the lowest Test total against India. England's previous lowest Test total against India was 101, way back in 1971 at The Oval.
193 Runs scored by England across both the innings. This is the first instance of a team being bundled out twice in a Test match in India with an aggregate of less than 200 runs. The previous lowest was 212 runs that was made by India and Afghanistan - against Australia and India respectively. This was also just the second Test since 1904 for England where they were bowled out twice in a Test with an aggregate lower than 193 runs. England were all-out for 93 and 82 respectively against New Zealand in Christchurch,1984.
0 Balls bowled by the pace bowlers in the second innings of both teams in this Test. This is only the second instance in a Test that yielded a result where only spinners bowled in the 3rd and 4th innings. R Ashwin , Axar Patel and Washington Sundar bowled for India while Jack Leach and Joe Root bowled for England.
8 Runs conceded by Joe Root for his five-wicket haul. Only once has a spinner taken a five-for conceding fewer runs: Australia's Bert Ironmonger, a left-arm spinner, took 5 for 6 against South Africa way back in 1932*. Two other Australians feature among the top four such cases: Tim May conceded nine runs and took five wickets against West Indies at the Adelaide Oval in 1993, while Michael Clarke took 6 for 9 in Mumbai, 2004.
1 Instance of a ten-wicket win in Test cricket with a first-innings total lower than the 145 scored by India. England came back to defeat Australia by ten wickets in Birmingham in 1909 after they were bundled out for only 121 in the first-innings.
11/70 The cheapest ten-wicket Test match haul for India, achieved by Axar. The previous record was held by Ashwin who gave away only 85 runs for his 12 wickets against New Zealand during the 2012 Test match in Hyderabad. Axar also now holds the best match figures in a Day-Night Test going past Pat Cummins who took 10 for 62 against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.
3 Number of Indians with five-wicket hauls in three or more consecutive Test innings before Axar. Harbhajan Singh in 2001, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan in 1984 and Javagal Srinath in 1999 were the others to have achieved this rare feat. The overall record is with Charlie Turner from Australia who had taken six consecutive five-wicket hauls.
* 0300GMT: The piece had originally said that Root's eight runs is the fewest for a five-for by a spinner, because it was believed that Ironmonger bowled medium pace as well. This has been corrected after confirming that Ironmonger was indeed a spinner.