Axar Patel equals Dilip Doshi’s record of most wickets in debut Test series, R Ashwin registers 30th five-wicket haul

Virat Kohli-led Team India comprehensively defeated England by an innings and 25 runs in the fourth Test to clinch the series 3-1.
Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 6 March 2021 5:59 pm


India defeated England in the four-match Test series by a margin of 3-1(4) after losing the first Test match. With this, England has lost the first-ever Test series in World Test Championship.

Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin’s five-wicket haul helped India defeat the visitors by an innings margin. Axar Patel recorded just his 4th five-wicket haul from just first three Test matches, Ravichandran Ashwin registered his 30th five-wicket haul.

Here are some of the stats achieved by Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin in this Test series.

Most five-wicket haul in first three Test matches:

Rodney Hogg – 5
Axar Patel – 4*
Charlie Turner / Thomas Richardson / Vernon Philander – 4

Most five-wicket haul among current players:

Ravichandran Ashwin – 30*
James Anderson – 30
Shakib Al Hasan / Nathan Lyon / Stuart Broad – 18
Yasir Shah – 16

Most wickets in a debut Test series for an Indian:

Axar Patel – 27 vs Eng in 2021*
Dilip Doshi – 27 vs Aus in 1979
Shivlal Yadav – 24 vs Aus in 1979
Ravichandran Ashwin – 22 vs WI in 2011
S.Venkataraghavan – 21 vs NZ in 1965

Most wickets for an Indian player in a Test series:

BS Chandrasekhar – 35 vs Eng in 1972/73
Vinoo Mankad – 34 vs Eng in 1951/52
Subhash Gupte – 34 vs NZ in 1955
Ravichandran Ashwin – 32 vs Eng in 2021*
Kapil Dev -32 vs Pak in 1979/80
Harbhajan Singh – 32 vs Aus in 2001

Other milestones achieved :-

Cheteshwar Pujara has achieved an unique feat of becoming only the 3rd Indian player to win 50 Tests after Sachin Tendulkar (72) & Rahul Dravid (56).

For the 4th time India has won a Test series after losing the first Test in home ground.

Ind vs Eng in 1972/73
Ind vs Aus in 2001
Ind vs Aus in 2017
Ind vs Eng in 2021*

Virat Kohli has won 10 Test series as captain at home and has went past MS Dhoni’s record of winning 9 Test series as captain in home soil.

Ravichandran Ashwin has won 8 man of the series awards, 3rd highest after Muralitharan (11), Jacques Kallis (9) and joint with Imran Khan, Richard Hadlee and Shane Warne who has won 8 man of the series awards