India won the 2-Test series 1-0. The summary of all Tests between these teams is
Both sides have considerable home advantage.
The neutral Test at Southampton in 2021 is India’s only neutral Test.
The second Test has a host of records, including the lowest total against India (62) and India’s highest innings margin (372 runs). Both these records were earlier held by South Africa in their series in 2015. These previous records were 79 at Nagpur and 337 runs at Delhi.
Here we concentrate on individual records, starting with Batting:
Dravid has the most centuries (6). He and Tendulkar have 12 scores of 50+
Most runs (750 and above):
Dravid and Tendulkar head this list. R Taylor has the most runs (890) among current players, with Williamson, Pujara and Kohli bunched together after that.
Highest innings (175 and above):
The highest score in recent years is Kohli’s 211 in 2016.
Highest averages (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):
Note that Dravid’s average is much higher that that of the second-placed Dowling.
Kohli and Pujara have the highest averages among current players.
Highest strike rates (Minimum 1000 balls faced, all instances):
Taylor and Kohli have the highest SRs among current players.
Now for individual Bowling records:
Most wickets (25 and above):
R Ashwin with 66 wickets moved just ahead of Sir Richard Hadlee with 65. Next highest among current players is TG Southee (52).
Ashwin has the most 5-fors (6) and 10-fors (3).
Best innings bowling (including all 7wi and above):
AY Patel now has the record, moving ahead of Venkataraghavan’s 8-for in 1965.
Best match bowling (including all 10wm and above):
AY Patel again, who moved ahead of R Ashwin’s 13-140 in 2016.
Bowling averages (Minimum 2000 balls bowled, all instances):
R Ashwin has the best average with 15.43. The next among current players is TG Southee with 24.69.
The best economy rates are 1.52 by RG Nadkarni (who else?) and 1.68 by BS Bedi.
The best strike rates are 35.7 by R Ashwin followed by 46.9 by TG Southee.
For more about recent bowling records see https://abn397.wordpress.com/2021/12/06/more-bowling-records-from-the-mumbai-test/
To be continued.