Stats Analysis

Ashwin, India dominate West Indies again

Stats highlights from the four-match Test series between India and West Indies

Bharath Seervi
R Ashwin has six Man-of-the-Series awards in Tests - most by an India player

R Ashwin has six Man-of-the-Series awards in Tests - most by an India player  •  ESPNcricinfo Ltd

6 Successive series wins for India against West Indies - their longest streak against any opposition. They have never won more than four series' in a row against any other opposition. They won four series' in a row against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
19 Consecutive Tests without a defeat for India against West Indies. Their last defeat came back in Kingston in 2002. This is India's longest streak without losing against any team, bettering their 17-match streak against Sri Lanka between 1985 and 1999.
6 Man-of-the-Series awards for R Ashwin in Tests - most by an India player. He went past Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag who had five awards each. Ashwin has played 13 series' in his career so far, compared to Tendulkar who appeared in 74 and Sehwag in 38 series'.
5 India batsmen who scored 200 or more at average of more than 50 in this series, which is their joint most in a series. India had five such batsmen in the 2008-09 Border-Gavaskar Trophy and against New Zealand in 1955-56 - both of which were at home.
22.57 Average of West Indies' top-four batsmen in this series - their worst in a home series involving three or more Tests. Of the six batsmen who played in the top four for West Indies, four of them averaged below 20, with the best being Kraigg Brathwaite's average of 33.33.
103.50 India's average sixth-wicket partnership in this series, which is their best in an away series. The sixth-wicket partnerships for India were 71, 98, 213 and 32.
3 Centuries from India's No. 6 and 7 in this series - most for them in a Test series. Ashwin made two centuries while Saha scored one.
2010 Last time West Indies fast bowlers averaged lower in a home Test series than the 46.11 in this one - 76 against South Africa. In nine home series' between the two, their pacers averaged less than 30 in seven of those series'. Their fast bowlers have averaged 35.16 in home Tests since 2015.
35.57 Difference in Ashwin's batting average and bowling average in this series - highest by an India player scoring 200 or more runs and taking 10 or more wickets in an away series. He averaged 58.75 with bat and 23.17 with the ball.
7 Series wins for India in Tests since Ashwin made his debut in November 2011. Incidentally, he has been the Man of the Series in six of those. The only series win in which he wasn't awarded with that was the two-match series against West Indies in 2013-14, where debutant Rohit Sharma was named the Man of the Series.
239 Jason Holder's bowling average in this series - worst by any West Indies fast bowler delivering 75 or more overs in a series. He picked up one wicket in 518 balls, that of Saha at Sabina Park. His career bowling average is also the worst among all West Indies pacers who have bowled 300 or more overs.

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