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Team India's current winning streak is longest yet

Last updated on: December 20, 2016 22:18 IST

Ravindra Jadeja is the first player ever to score a 50, take 10 wickets and hold 4 catches in the same Test.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday scalped his 6 5-wicket haul (7/48) as India defeated England by an innings and 75 runs in the final Test at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

India won its 9th Test of the year, to stretch its unbeaten run to 18 wins.

The Indian team have scripted several records, including notching up its biggest-ever series victory over England.

Rajneesh Gupta presents the big numbers from the fifth day's play of the fifth Test.

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of Alastair Cook. The left-arm spinner who picked 7 wickets for 48 runs on Day 5 of the 5th Test in Chennai on Tuesday

IMAGE: Ravindra Jadeja after ensnaring English Skipper Alastair Cook. Photographs: BCCI

0 Number of bigger wins for India against England than this one at Chennai (by an innings and 76 runs). The previous biggest was by an innings and 46 runs at Leeds in 2002.

1 Ravindra Jadeja is the first player ever to score a 50, take 10 wickets and hold 4 catches in the same Test.

4 Number of times two Indian bowlers have taken 25 wickets in the same series. The last time this happened was 37 years ago.

Two bowlers with 25 wickets in a series for India

Versus Season Bowler Matches Wickets Average Strike Rate
England 1972-1973 Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 5 35 18.91 49.91
    Bishen Singh Bedi 5 25 25.28 89.48
Australia 1977-1978 Bishen Singh Bedi 5 31 23.87 56.74
    Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 5 28 25.14 56.39
Australia 1979-1980 Kapil Dev 6 28 22.32 47.82
    Dilip Doshi 6 27 23.33 68.07
England  2016-2017 Ravichandran Ashwin 5 28 30.25 65.82
    Ravindra Jadeja 5 26 25.84 66.96

2 England became the second team to lose two consecutive Tests despite scoring 400 or more runs in the first innings of match.

They also lost the fourth Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai after scoring 400 runs.

The only other team to suffer this fate was Australia also against India in 2010-2011.

England, however, lost both the Tests by an innings.

2 Number of times India have won a series 4-0.

The only other such instance was against Australia at home in 2012-2013 in a clean sweep.

4 Number of Tests Virat Kohli has won as a captain against England -- the most by an Indian. No one else has won more than three Tests.

18 Consecutive Tests in which India have not suffered a defeat -- its longest sequence without a loss.

9 Number of Tests India won in 2016 -- the most they have won in a single calendar year. They had won eight Tests in 2010.

14 Number of Tests India have won at the M A Chidambram Stadium in Chennai -- the most won at a particular ground.

The Feroze Shah Kotla in Delhi comes second with 13 wins.

245.2 Overs played by England in the Test -- the maximum they have played against India to end on the losing side.

477 England's total -- the highest ever for a side that lost a Test by an innings margin.

Rajneesh Gupta