# With his 199th appearance, Sachin Tendulkar has extended his record for most Test appearances. (Day 1 highlights)
# Shivnarine Chanderpaul enjoys an excellent record in Tests since January 2010 - his aggregate being 2197 (ave.68.65) in 26 Tests, including seven hundreds and eight fifties.
# Amongst the batsmen with 2,000 runs or more since January 2010, Chanderpaul's average is the second highest next only to South Africa's Hashim Amla's 69.29 - his tally being 3326 runs in 32 Tests, including 13 centuries and 13 fifties. (Day 1 report)
# Chris Gayle has scored 3 at Basseterre and a Pair (0 & 0) at Kingston in 2006 and 18 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in his last four innings vs India in Tests.
# Gayle has been a mediocre performer vs India in Tests - his tally being 659 runs (ave.31.38) in 13 Tests. (Shami vs Ishant: A reversal of fortunes)
# Gayle's only fifty-plus knock in his last ten Test innings is 101 vs Zimbabwe at Roseau in March 2013.
# Since posting a hundred in each innings (117 & 110) of a Test match vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in November 2011, Kieran Powell has recorded 13, 9 not out, 5, 6, 24 & 28 in Tests.
# Marlon Samuels has completed his 500 runs vs India in Tests - 564 runs (ave.37.60) in nine Tests. (Pictures)
# Samuels has been a consistent performer in Tests at Eden Gardens - his sequence of scores being 104 in 2002-03, 25 & 84 in 2011-12 and 68 in November 2013.
# Samuels' tally of 278 (ave.69.50) is the second highest by a West Indian batsman at Eden Gardens, next only to Rohan Kanhai's 346 (ave. 173.00) in two innings, including a double century - 256 in 1958-59 and 90 in 1966-67. Everton Weekes had scored 162 and 101 in the 1948-49 Kolkata Test - his tally being 263 in two innings at an average of 131.50.
# Samuels' aforesaid tally is his highest at any venue in Tests.
# Samuels' fifth fifty vs India is his 19th in Tests.
# Mohammed Shami's figures of four for 71 are the best by an Indian bowler vs West Indies on debut at Eden Gardens, eclipsing the 4 for 94 by Ghulam Ahmed in December 1948.
# Shami's 4/71 are best figures by an Indian pacer on debut on Day 1 of a Test since Md Nissar's 5/93 at Lords in 1932
# Sachin Tendulkar's tally of five wickets at 29.60 runs apiece in 13 Tests at Eden Gardens is his highest at any Test venue.
# Ravichandran Ashwin has captured Chanderpaul's wicket three times in three Tests.