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1st instance of any Asian team playing 100 overs in the 4th innings of a Test in India since 1979-80. India played 131 overs while chasing 390 against Pakistan in that but the match ended in a draw.  Moreover, Bangladesh became the first visiting Asian team to play 100 overs in 4th innings in India. Previous highest was of 92.3 overs by Sri Lanka in 2005-06. Bangladesh also became the 5th visiting team to play 100 overs and 8th most number of overs played by any visiting team in 4th innings in India. This was also Bangladesh’s 4th-longest 4th innings and longest in an away Test.

3rd Man of Match (MoM) award for Virat Kohli as captain. This is the joint 3rd-most number of MoM award for an Indian captain after Mohammad Azharuddin and Kapil Dev (4 each). Sachin Tendulkar also had 3. Moreover, Kohli also became the 2nd Indian captain to receive 3 MoM awards as captain in one season (2016-17), after Tendulkar in 1999-2000.

250 runs scored by Bangladesh in 4th innings. This is the highest total by any visiting Asian team in 4th innings in India. The previous highest was of 249 by Sri Lanka in 2005-06. Only two teams — West Indies and New Zealand — have scored more in the fourth innings against India in India. Curiously, both sides have done this thrice each.

3rd-most wins as captain of India for Kohli. India have now won 15 Tests under Kohli. He went past Azhar’s tally of 14 Tests. Kohli is now only behind MS Dhoni (27) and Sourav Ganguly (21).

6th consecutive series win for India. This is now a record for them. They went past their previous record of 5, between 2008-09 and 2009-10.

19th consecutive Test without a defeat for India. They stand at 5th spot in the list after West Indies (27), England (26) and Australia (25 and 22).

10 innings Mahmudullah had to wait for a fifty. His last fifty came against South Africa in 2015, when he scored 67. In between, 8 of his 10 innings were between 10 and 40.

99 overs bowled by Indian pacers in this Test. The last time Indian pacers bowled more overs at home was in 2005-06 against England at Mumbai.

117 wickets for Ravindra Jadeja in Tests. His 6 wickets in this Test took him past Dilip Doshi (114) and Pragyan Ojha (113). Only Bishan Singh Bedi (266), Vinoo Mankad (162) and Ravi Shastri (151) have more Test wickets among Indian left-arm spinners.

250 wickets for Ravichandran Ashwin in Tests. He reached this landmark in just 45 Tests and became the quickest to the landmark.  The previous record holder was Dennis Lillee, who achieved this feat in 48 Tests. Ashwin is also the 2nd-fastest to reach 250 wickets in terms of time. He took 5 years 95 days, while Graeme Swann had taken just 4 years 345 days. Only two others — Ian Botham (5 years 107 days) and Shane Warne (5 years 182 days) — have reached the landmark in less than six years.

2nd hundred for Mushfiqur Rahim against India in Tests. He became the first Bangladesh batsman to score two tons against India. Overall, this was his 5th Test century, 3rd-most by a Bangladeshi batsman. He went past Mominul Haque and Shakib Al Hasan’s tally of 4 tons each. Mushfiqur is now only behind Mohammad Ashraful (6) and Tamim Iqbal (8). Moreover, Mushfiqur has 337 runs against India, the 2nd-most against by a Bangladeshi player after Ashraful (386). He went past Tamim’s tally of 296.

12 spinners have taken 250 wickets in Tests, of whom 4 (Bedi, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh and Ashwin) are from India. No other team has even 3. Ashwin is also the 6th Indian bowler to take 250 wickets after Kumble (619), Kapil (434), Harbhajan (417), Zaheer Khan (311) and Bedi (266).

9 fifties by Cheteshwar Pujara in 2016-17, the most by a No. 3 batsman in a home season. He went past Ricky Ponting’s tally of 8, in 2005-06.

911 runs for Pujara in this season, the 2nd-highest runs in a home season by a No. 3 batsman. Pujara is only behind Ponting’s tally of 965 runs, in 2003-04.

1st instance of both Indian openers scoring 10 or less in an innings against Bangladesh: Murali Vijay scored 7 and KL Rahul 10.

1st Bangladeshi — Shakib Al Hasan, to concede 100 runs and score 80 runs against India in the first innings of both sides and 8th overall. The other seven are Ravi Ratnayeke (93 scored, 132 conceded in 1986-87), Imran Khan (135* and 103 in 1986-87), Richard Hadlee (87 and 123 in 1989-90), Carl Hooper (81 and 116 in 1993-94), Grant Flower (106* and 101 in 2000-01), James Anderson (81 and 123 in 2014) and Moeen Ali (146 and 190 in 2016-17). Of the above, Shakib is the only player with no wicket. This was also the 3rd instance of Shakib achieving this unusual ‘double’, the joint 2nd-most by any player after Hadlee (4). Garry Sobers and Daniel Vettori have also achieved this double thrice.

3,000 runs for Mushfiqur in Tests. He became the 4th Bangladeshi (and 185th overall) to reach this landmark after Tamim (3,443), Shakib (3,213) and Habibul Bashar (3,026).

2nd-youngest Bangladeshi — Mehedi Hasan, to score fifty against India. Mehedi is only 19 years 107 days. The youngest Bangladeshi to achieve this feat was Nafees Iqbal (54, at 19 years 40 days in 2004-05). Mehedi also became the 3rd Bangladeshi to score a fifty against India at No. 8, after Mahmudullah (96* and 69 in 2009-10) and Mashrafe Mortaza (79 and 70 in 2007).

599 runs scored by Shakib and Mushfiqur together in 2016-17. This is the most by any Bangladeshi pair in a season. The duo went past Kayes and Tamim’s tally of 524 runs in 2015.

687 runs scored by India in the first innings. This is their highest against Bangladesh and the 2nd-highest by any team against Bangladesh after Sri Lanka’s 730 for 6 in 2013-14. This was also India’s 5th-highest total in Tests, after 759 (against England in 2016-17), 726 and 707 (against Sri Lanka in 2009-10 and 2010 respectively) and 705 against Australia in 2003-04.

3 consecutive 600-plus scores by India. India became the first team to achieve this feat. They had gone past the 600-mark in the Mumbai and Chennai Tests in the previous series, against England.

3 double-hundred stands between Kohli and Rahane. Of Indian pairs, only Ganguly and Tendulkar have 3 double-hundred stands. The record is held by Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke (4).

1st instance where a team’s Nos. 2 to 6 — Vijay (108), Pujara (83), Kohli (204), Rahane (82) and Saha (106*) — all scored above 80 in the first innings. This was the 9th time that five batsmen have scored 80 in an innings. Australia have done it thrice, West Indies and Pakistan twice each, and New Zealand and India once.

100 runs each conceded by Taskin Ahmed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mehedi, Shakib and Taijul Islam. This is the 1st instance of five Bangladeshi bowlers giving away 100 runs in an innings and 9th overall. The record is of six (Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka, 2004). The last instance of five bowlers conceding 100 runs in an innings was by England against Australia in 2009.

4th double-ton for Kohli, all of which have come against different teams. The Indian record is of 5 double-tons against different teams, held by Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. The overall record is 6, by Kumar Sangakkara.

1,206 runs in 2016-17, Kohli has now 2nd-most runs in a season at No. 4 after Jacques Kallis (1,227 in 2007-08).

5th captain to score 4 or more double-tons: Kohli. Brian Lara (5), Bradman, Clarke and Graeme Smith (4 each) are the other four captains. No other Indian captain has even scored 2.

3 double-hundreds in a single season by Kohli. He equalled Bradman and Dravid’s record. Bradman did it in 1930 (all three in the same series, in less than three weeks!), while Dravid did the same in 2003-04 against New Zealand, Australia and Pakistan. While Bradman’s double-tons all came overseas (in England), two of Dravid’s came overseas and one at home. In other words, Kohli became the 1st batsman to score 3 home double-tons in the same season.

132 fours by Kohli in this season, the most by any captain in a home season. Kohli broke Graham Gooch’s record of 131, set in 1979-80. As a player, Kohli has second most boundaries in a season, after Virender Sehwag (153 in 2004-05).

5th instance of Bangladesh bowler taking wicket in the first over of the Test and their 2nd such instance against India. Rahul was dismissed in the first over of the match off Taskin. The last time a Bangladesh bowler did this against India was in May 2007 by Mashrafe Mortaza, who took the wicket of Wasim Jaffer in the first ball of the match.

1,659 runs by Pujara in First-Class cricket in 2016-17. He is now the highest run-getter in an Indian First-Class season. Pujara broke Chandu Borde’s record of 1,604 runs in 1964-65. Pujara has played in only 21 innings while Borde had scored his runs in 28 innings. Pujara had come close to breaking Borde’s record in 2012-13 when he scored 1,585 runs. It must be remembered here that Pujara has a full 4-Test series against Australia in hand.

5 century stands between Pujara and Vijay this season, the most by any Indian pair in a season. The duo added 178 for the 2nd in the first innings. They went past the existing record of 4, held jointly by Vijay Hazare and Rusi Modi in 1948-49, Chetan Chauhan and Gavaskar in 1978-79, Aakash Chopra and Sehwag in 2003-04, and Dravid and Gambhir in 2008-09.

67.47 average of Pujara and Vijay partnerships, the highest among Indian pairs with 2,000 runs. The duo has scored 2,429 runs together. Sourav Ganguly and Tendulkar are next, with 61.36.

50 strike rate of Rahul (2 in 4 balls) in the first innings and Vijay (7 in 14) in the second. This is the first instance of both Indian openers having a strike rate of exactly 50 in at least one innings of a Test.

7 different Indian fielders (Rahane — 2, Kohli, Bhuvneshwar, Pujara, Jadeja, Saha, and Rahul — 1 each) took at least one catch in the second innings. The record is 8 (against Australia at Sydney in 1985-86), while there have been 12 separate occasions of 7 now. The last time this happened was in 2007-08, against South Africa at Chennai.