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Stats - Jadeja continues love affair with Mohali; Ashwin goes past Kapil Dev

Stats highlights from India's emphatic victory in Mohali

S Rajesh
S Rajesh
06-Mar-2022
4 Innings wins for India by a margin that is bigger than their innings-and-222-run victory here. Their largest win is by an innings and 272 runs, against West Indies in 2018. Three of those four wins have happened in the last five years, including one against Sri Lanka in 2017 (innings and 239 runs).
0 Players, before Ravindra Jadeja in this Test, who had taken nine or more wickets and scored 150-plus runs over both innings of a Test. The previous-highest aggregate for a player taking nine or more wickets was 143, by Shakib Al Hasan against Zimbabwe in 2014: he took 10 for 124 in the match, and scored 143 runs (137 and 6) over two innings.
7 Instances of a player scoring a century and taking nine or more wickets in a Test. Jadeja is the second Indian to achieve this, joining his spin partner R Ashwin, who had scored 103 and taken 9 for 190 against West Indies in Mumbai in 2011 (the historic Test which ended in a draw with both teams level on scores and India having a wicket in hand).
3 Player-of-the-match awards for Jadeja in the four Tests he has played in Mohali. He missed the award in his first Test here - against Australia in 2013, when Shikhar Dhawan scored 187 on debut - but has won it in his next three Tests, against South Africa (2015), England (2016) and Sri Lanka (2022). Only two other Indians have won three or more awards at a venue - Sachin Tendulkar in Chennai (four), and Anil Kumble in Delhi (three). Jadeja is the sixth player to win three or more successive awards at a ground; the others are Tendulkar (four in Chennai), Shane Warne (three at the Gabba), Aravinda de Silva (three at the SSC, Colombo), Jacques Kallis (three in Durban and Cape Town), and Tim Southee (three in Christchurch).
67.08 The difference between Jadeja's batting and bowling averages in Tests in Mohali. In four matches here, he has scored 327 runs at an average of 81.75, and taken 27 wickets at 14.66. Among the 74 instances of a player scoring 300-plus runs and taking 20 or more wickets at a venue, there is only one where the difference is higher: Garry Sobers averaged 104.15 with the bat at Sabina Park, and 32.55 with the ball.
436 Test wickets for R Ashwin, which puts him second in the all-time list for India; Only Kumble, with 619, has more. Ashwin's went past Kapil Dev's 434 in this Test. Ashwin currently averages 5.1 wickets per Test, compared with Kapil's 3.3 and Kumble's 4.7.
6 Ducks for Sri Lanka's last four batters (Nos. 8-11) in the match, which equals the record for the lower order of any team in a match. There had only been three such instances before this Test: by New Zealand against England in 1955, by England against Australia in 1994, and West Indies against New Zealand in 2013.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats