The Indian Cricket Team started their campaign of the World Test Championship with a big win of 318 runs against the West Indies. With this match, Team India also achieved an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series against the West Indies. The heroes of this victory of the team were Ajinkya Rahane and Jasprit Bumrah. Rahane, who hit a half-century in the first innings, scored a century in the second innings, while Bumrah took five wickets for just 7 runs.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli may not have scored much runs in this match, but despite this, he has made a big record. Virat Kohli scored nine runs in the first innings of the match and 51 runs in the second innings. Although the record he has made in his name is not related to batting, but he has done this feat as a captain.
In fact, Virat Kohli has now become the Indian captain who has won the most Test wins abroad. In this sequence, he broke the record of Saurav Ganguly, former captain of the Indian cricket team. Ganguly had a record of winning 11 Tests abroad under his captaincy. Now Virat Kohli has 12 Test wins abroad. With this, Virat has also matched the record of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Now the names of both Kohli and Dhoni, India has the record of winning the most 27-27 Tests under their captaincy. If Kohli wins one more match, he will beat Dhoni and become the team to win the most matches.
100th win in International Cricket
With this victory, Virat Kohli has become the third captain of India and 12th captain of the world, having won 100 international victories as captain. Among the Indian captains, only Mohammad Azharuddin and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are ahead of Virat. At the same time, barring Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh and Hansie Cronje, no one has achieved 100 international wins in fewer matches than Virat.
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Biggest victory abroad in terms of runs
Team India won the Antiga Test by 318 runs. This is the biggest victory of the Indian cricket team in terms of runs on foreign ground. This is India’s fourth largest victory in Test history on foreign soil. Prior to this, he has won all three major victories on his home ground.