Tests, ODIs, T20s: All Records India Broke in Series vs Windies

Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma broke multiple records during the home games against West Indies.

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Shikhar Dhawan smashed a career best 92 to guide India to a thrilling six-wicket win over the Windies in the third and final T20 International, thus completing a 3-0 clean sweep in Chennai on Sunday.

Nicholas Pooran (53*) and Darren Bravo (43*) set up the match nicely when they helped the visitors post a fighting total of 181/3, but Dhawan and Rishabh Pant (58) ensured that India were the winners in the end.

Ahead of the T20I series, India had won the Test series 2-0 and ODI series 3-1. Here’s a look at all the records broken by the Men in Blue during Windies’ tour of India.

Team India unearthed a sensation in the very first fixture of the tour when young Prithvi Shaw scored a century on Test debut. Team India had had its struggles with opening batsmen for the major part of this year, but this teenager who grabbed the opportunity with both hands; 18-year old Prithvi Shaw struck a fluent stroke-filled 134 - his runs coming off 154 balls.

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Shaw not only became the youngest debutant opener to score a century, but also became the youngest-ever Indian opener to score a Test hundred.

Shaw, just 18 years and 329 days old, broke a record that stood in Madhav Apte's name for nearly 65 years.

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On the very first morning of his international career, Shaw also entered the record books becoming the youngest Indian to score a Test hundred against the Windies.

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Courtesy Shaw's 134 at the top, hundreds from captain Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja and several other supporting performances, Team India declared their first innings at 649-9. Later on, the Team India bowlers dismissed the visitors twice in succession - needing a little under 100 overs both both innings put together; Team India registered its biggest win in Test history - improving on a record which was set in the previous home Test match against Afghanistan.

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Team India polished off the second Test match in three days too - on this occasion winning by 10 wickets. The star performer in the Hyderabad Test was Umesh Yadav, who returned figures of 6-88 and 4-45 - the first 10-wicket match haul by an Indian pacer in Test matches at home since Javagal Srinath's 13-132 against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens in 1999.

Yadav's match returns of 10-133 - his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket - would be the best returns by an Indian fast bowler in home Test matches against the Windies.

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The 2-0 series win against the Windies was India's 10th consecutive Test series win at home - which equaled the record for the most consecutive Test series wins at home.

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When the two teams locked horns in the first of the 5 ODIs, opener Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli combined to power Team India to a win in the first ODI. The second-wicket pair stitched together a 246-run partnership which helped Team India chase down a target of 323 quite comfortably; Team India won the first ODI by 8 wickets with 47 balls to spare.

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After being involved in the 246-run opening partnership in the 1st ODI, Rohit Sharma would partner Ambati Rayudu in yet another massive partnership - this one worth 211 runs with Ambati Rayudu in the 4th ODI. Rohit Sharma would become the first player in ODIs to be involved in 5 different partnerships of 200 runs or more.

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After scoring 157* in the 2nd ODI and 107 in the 3rd ODI, Virat Kohli:

  • became the first Indian batsman to score 100s in 3 consecutive ODIs
  • became the first batsman in the world to score hundreds in 4 consecutive ODIs at home
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Virat also rewrote the record and became the player to score the most ODIs 100s against the Windies.

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After his 157 not out in the second ODI, Virat Kohli smashed the record for becoming the quickest to post 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year; he needed only 11 innings to get to the milestone in the year 2018.

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By virtue of scoring 152 not out in the first ODI and 162 in the 4th ODI of the series, Rohit Sharma became the first Indian cricketer - and only the second cricketer in history - to post two scores of 150 or more in the same ODI series.

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Heading into the 4th ODI, the teams, who tied the second ODI, were level at 1-1. In the 4th ODI played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, Team India took a 2-1 lead - thereby ensuring they could not lose the series - by defeating the visitors comprehensively; Team India won the 4th ODI by 224 runs - their biggest win in ODIs at home.

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Team India would clinch the ODI series 3-1 after they defeated the visitors in the 5th ODI - played at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram; after dismissing the visitors for 104, Team India knocked off the target in 14.5 overs, winning by 9 wickets - their most convincing win in ODIs at home.

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Rohit Sharma scored 111 not out in 2nd T20I and became the first player to score 4 hundreds in T20 Internationals.

After stitching together a 123-run opening partnership in the 2nd T20I, he and Shikhar Dhawan became the most-productive partnership in T20Is.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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