The second day of the Kingston Test between the West Indies and India was a statistician's delight as several records were broken and new ones were established one after the other, says Rajneesh Gupta.
Jasprit Bumrah picked up six wickets, including a hat-trick, after Hanuma Vihari scored his maiden Test century to put India in complete control on Day 2 of the second Test against the West Indies, in Jamaica, on Saturday.
India, who lead the two-match series 1-0, had earlier posted a huge 416 for six, courtesy Vihari's career-best 111 off 225 balls; he put on 112 runs for the eighth wicket with Ishant Sharma, who scored his maiden Test half-century with a fluent 57.
Rajneesh Gupta presents the interesting numbers from the second day of the Kingston Test the between West Indies and India.
Hanuma Vihari scored his maiden Test hundred in his sixth Test.
He now features among the Indian batsmen scoring a hundred batting at number six or lower in a Test in the Caribbean.
Highest scores by Indian batsmen in Caribbean at number six or lower
|Mohammad Kaif||148*||Gros Islet||2006|
|VVS Laxman||130||St John's||2002|
|R Ashwin||118||Gros Islet||2016|
|Ajay Ratra||115*||St John's||2002|
|R Ashwin||113||North Sound||2016|
Ishant Sharma made his maiden Test 50 after 91 Tests and 125 innings.
Only a few others have taken more Tests / innings to score their maiden 50 in Test cricket.
Most Tests before scoring the maiden 50
|63||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka|
|46||Bishan Singh Bedi||India|
Most innings before scoring the maiden 50
|84||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka|
|70||Bishan Singh Bedi||India|
Mohammed Shami -- coming after the dismissal of Ishant Sharma -- lasted for only two balls.
Shami has now played six innings without scoring a single run, thus equalling Bhagwat Chandrasekhar's dubious record of longest streak without a run by an Indian player.
Both Chandra and Shami's streaks included four duck dismissals, while twice they remained unbeaten on zero.
Another duck and Shami will have a record on his own.
Just for information,
Most innings without a run for India in Tests
+ unbroken streak
The last batsman to get dismissed in the Indian innings -- Hanuma Vihari -- was Jason Holder's 100th dismissal in Test cricket.
With 1830 runs already under his belt, Holder completed the allround double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in Tests, thus becoming only the fifth West Indies player to do so.
Interestingly, Holder is the quickest among the five to reach this milestone.
Quickest to allround double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in Tests
for West Indies
Jasprit Bumrah -- continuing from where he left in the last Test -- once again rocked the West Indies' ship.
In his fourth over, Bumrah dismissed Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase off consecutive deliveries to complete his hat-trick.
He thus became only the third Indian to take a Test-match hat-trick.
Test hat-tricks by Indians
|Harbhajan Singh||Aus||Kolkata||2001||Ricky Ponting - LBW|
|Adam Gilchrist - LBW|
|Shane Warne - Caught|
|Irfan Pathan||Pak||Karachi||2006||Salman Butt - Caught|
|Younis Khan - LBW|
|Mohammad Yousuf - Bowled|
|Jasprit Bumrah||WI||Kingston||2019||Darren Bravo - Caught|
|Shamarh Brooks - LBW|
|Roston Chase - LBW|
What was peculiar about Bumrah's hat-trick was that the on-field umpire (Paul Reiffel) had negated the lbw appeal against Chase.
It was only captain Virat Kohli who decided to take the review when even Bumrah was not very enthusiastic, thinking the batsman might have played the ball.
As luck would have it, no bat was involved and the ball was crashing in to Chase's stumps.
Reiffel had to overturn his decision and Bumrah's hat-trick was made.
It was only the third time that a hat-trick was completed after the third victim was given not out by the on-field umpire, but the decision was reviewed and reversed.
Take a look:
Test hat-tricks with third victim given not-out, but decision reversed on DRS
|Rangana Herath||SL v Aus||Galle||2016|
|Moeen Ali||Eng v SA||The Oval||2017|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Ind v WI||Kingston||2019|
Bumrah was not done after taking the hat-trick and soon dismissed opener Kraigg Brathwaite to complete his fifth five-wicket haul in Tests, taking only 35 deliveries (5.5 overs).
This is one of the quickest five-wicket hauls by an Indian in Test cricket as is detailed below:
Quickest Indians to take a five-for in Tests
(after first coming on to bowl)
|27||Harbhajan Singh||West Indies||Kingston||2006|
|35||Jasprit Bumrah||West Indies||Kingston||2019|
Only one Indian bowler has taken more five-wicket hauls than Bumrah in his first 12 Tests -- leg-spinner Subhash Gupte, six.
Ravichandran Ashwin also had five five-wicket hauls in his first 12 Tests.
Most five-wicket hauls by Indian bowlers in first 12 Tests
By the close of play, Bumrah had taken one more wicket and finished with figures of six for 16, which are currently the best figures by an Indian pacer and the third best by an Indian bowler in the Caribbean.
These are also currently Bumrah's best figures in Test cricket.
Bumrah has a chance to extend his tally on day three.
Best figures by Indian bowlers in West Indies
|7-83||R Ashwin||North Sound||2016|
|5-7||Jasprit Bumrah||North Sound||2019|
|5-33||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Gros Islet||2016|