As Virat Kohli became the third Indian captain to complete a whitewash after Azharuddin and Dhoni, Indan batsmen and bowlers, specially Ashwin rewrote some records. Ashwin has become the highest wicket taker in the World History after 39 tests, while Kohli himself is now the only Indian test captain to score two double centuries. Indians rewrote many records in India vs New Zealand bilateral test series too.
A complete team performance saw Indian bowlers and batsmen reaching a new height after convincing win against West Indies.
- 1st Whitewash in India New Zealand test series of 3 or more test matches.
4th whitewash by India in their Test history. Australia 4-0 (2013) 3-0 vs England (1993) and Sri Lanka (1994) were other clean sweeps.
3rd highest total (557/5d) by India vs New Zealand.
Biggest 4th Wicket test partnership (365) for India against any country.
World Record test wickets by Ashwin after 39 matches.
2nd biggest win of 321 (by runs) for India in Test Cricket after 337 run win over South Africa
21st 5 wicket haul for Ashwin
6th 10-wicket test haul for Ashwin
13/140 is Ashwin’s best performance in his 39 Test Matches.
7th Man of the Series Award for Ashwin in his 14-Test series
Most wickets after first 39 Tests: 220 Ashwin, 216- Grimmett, 208- Waqar Younis, 206- Dennis Lillee, 204- Dale Steyn
10th test win under Kohli in 17 Test matches.
7th Man of the Series Award for Ashwin in his 14-Test series, India’s most.