First, a left-over stat from the 1st Test.
Here we see that JE Root’s 218 was the highest innings score for England in India, surpassing the 207 by MW Gatting in 1984-85 which was also at Madras.
Now for the second Test. We look at India’s highest victories by runs against all teams:
We can see that India’s win by 317 runs in the 2nd Test is their highest winning margin by runs against England. The previous record was by 279 runs at Leeds in 1986. In India it was by 246 runs at Visakhapatnam in 2016-17.
This margin of 317 runs is India’s 5th highest victory against all countries.
We also look at India’s highest defeats by runs against all teams:
In the first Test, England won by 227 runs against India. This is quite far down this list, but was England’s highest victory by runs against India in India. It surpassed the 212-run victory at Mumbai in 2005-06.
Debut innings figures by Indian bowlers:
AR Patel’s 5-60 is 7th on the list, but the 2nd best by a left-arm spinner.(after DR Doshi).
We also look at debut match figures by Indian bowlers:
AR Patel’s 7-100 is again 7th on this list and the second best by a left-arm spinner after DR Doshi.
Best match bowling figures by an Indian player who scored a century in the same Test:
Ashwin has the first 3 of the 5 positions here. His 8-96 is in 2nd place.
Axar (AR) Patel has figured in these columns before: