India defeated New Zealand by 372 runs to register their biggest win by runs in Test cricket and take the two-match series 1-0 on Monday. This was India’s 14th consecutive series win at home and the home side has also ended New Zealand’s 10-match unbeaten streak in the longest format.
Mayank Agarwal was player of the match while Ravichandran Ashwin was player of the series against New Zealand.
Agarwal had scored a brilliant 150 runs in the first innings of Mumbai Test followed by 62 runs in the second while Ashwin had picked 14 wickets in two Test vs New Zealand.
Meanwhile, there were many records that were created and broken in the last match incluing New Zeland off-spinner Ajaz Patel perfect 10 in an innings.
Here are the few records:
Largest victory for India (by runs):
372 vs NZ, Mumbai 2021*
337 vs SA, Delhi 2015
321 vs NZ, Indore 2016
320 vs AUS, Mohali 2008
Biggest defeat for New Zealand (by runs):
372 runs vs IND, Mumbai 2021*
358 runs vs SA, Jo’burg 2007
321 runs vs IND, Indore 2016
299 runs vs PAK, Auckland 2001
Most Tests wickets in India:
350 Anil Kumble
300 Ravi Ashwin*
265 Harbhajan Singh
219 Kapil Dev
Fastest to 300 Tests wickets at home:
48 M Muralitharan
49 Ravi Ashwin*
52 Anil Kumble
65 Shane Warne
71 Jimmy Anderson
76 Stuart Broad
Best match bowling figures in a losing cause:
14/225 – Ajaz Patel v IND, 2021*
13/132 – Javagal Srinath v PAK, 1999
13/163 – Sydney Barnes v AUS, 1902
13/217 – Merv Hughes v WI, 1988
13/244 – Tom Richardson v AUS, 1896
New Zealand have not won a Test series in India in their 12 attempts. Last they won a Test match in India was way back 1988 at Wankhede.