India vs West Indies Stats: Mohammed Shami records best match figures by an Indian pacer on debut
Mohammed Shami's match performance of 9 for 118 is the best by an Indian fast bowler on Test debut, surpassing Munaf Patel's seven for 97 against England at Mohali in March 2006.
Statistical highlights at the end of the first cricket Test between India and West Indies in Kolkata:
# India have recorded their 15th win vs West Indies (lost 30 and drawn 44 out of 89 contested) - winning % 16.85.
# India and West Indies have won three Tests each out of ten played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (drawn four).
# Overall, India have won eleven and lost 9 out of 39 played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Drawn 19).
# Of the last four Tests played by India at Eden Gardens, they have won three by an innings margin - two vs West Indies (November 2011 and November 2013) and one vs South Africa (February 2010). In between India lost to England by seven wickets at this venue in December 2012.
# Having won the series vs Australia by 4-0 this year, India have won five Tests in a row for the first time.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the first Indian skipper to register 25 Test wins - winning % 52.08 (lost twelve and drawn eleven out of 48 played).
# Under Dhoni's captaincy, India have won eight Tests by an innings, emulating Mohammad Azharuddin's feat.
# Mohammed Shami is the third Indian speedster to capture five wickets or more in an innings on Test debut.
# Shami's excellent figures of five for 47 are the second best by an Indian fast bowler on Test debut, next only to Abid Ali's 6 for 55 vs Australia at Adelaide in December 1967. Mohammad Nissar is the only other Indian fast bowler to take five wickets on Test debut - 5 for 93 vs England at Lords's in June 1932.
# Shami's match figures of 9 for 118 are the best by an Indian speedster on Test debut, outstripping Munaf Patel's seven for 97 vs England at Mohali in March 2006.
# Shami's match figures are the second best by an Indian bowler on Test debut, next only to Narendra Hirwani's 16 for 136 vs West Indies at Chennai in January 1988.
# Shami's break-up of his 26 international wickets are - caught 12, bowled 11 and lbw 3.
# Rohit Sharma, with his 177 off 301 balls, has established a record for the highest individual innings by a number six batsman on Test debut, outstripping Australia's Doug Walters' 155 off 315 balls vs England at Brisbane in December 1965.
# Rohit's aforesaid innings is the second highest by an Indian batsman on Test debut, next only to the 187 by Shikhar Dhawan vs Australia at Mohali in March this year.
# Rohit is the fifth Indian player to be adjudged the Man of the Match on Test debut - the other four being Pravin Amre, R.P.Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and Shikhar Dhawan.
# Ravichandran Ashwin (124 off 210 balls) has recorded a career-best score - his second century in Tests - both against the West Indies - his first was 103 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in November 2011.
# Ashwin's aforesaid innings is the third highest by number eight batsman for India in Tests - the top two being Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 144 vs West Indies in November 2011 and 132 not out vs South Africa in February 2010 - both at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
# Ashwin is now the fourth Indian batsman to register two centuries as number eight batsman in Tests - the first three being Kapil Dev, Harbhajan Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
# Overall 14 hundreds at number eighth position have been recorded for India in Tests.
# Ashwin's match figures of 124 and five wickets are his second best as an all-rounder in Tests, next only to the 117 (103 + 14) and 9 for 190 runs vs West Indies in the 2011-12 Mumbai Test. His other instance of 100 runs and five wickets in the match being - 112 (21 + 91*) and five for 214 vs England at Kolkata in December 2012.
# Besides being the Indian only all-rounder to post a hundred in an innings and claim five wickets or more in the same match twice, four other all-rounders have accomplished the feat once each for India in Tests - Vinoo Mankad, Polly Umrigar, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh.
# Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin, with their 280-run stand, have established a seventh-wicket partnership record for India in Tests, obliterating the 259 (unbroken) between VVS Laxman and Mahendra Singh Dhoni vs South Africa at Kolkata in February 2010.
# Overall, five partnerships of 200-plus have been registered for India for the seventh wicket in Tests. The tally includes three vs West Indies. Dhoni and Laxman had recorded 224 in the 2011-12 Kolkata Test - the previous highest seventh-wicket partnership for India vs West Indies.
# The 280-run partnership is now the highest by any pair for the seventh wicket vs West Indies in Tests. In fact, all three 200-plus stands for the seventh wicket against West Indies have been recorded by the Indian pairs.
# A new record has been established by India's number 6, 7 and 8 batsmen in the same innings - their combined tally of 343 is an Indian record, obliterating the 295 vs Pakistan at Bangalore in 2007-08.
# The tally of 343 is now the joint-fourth highest by number 6, 7 and 8 in the same innings in the history of Test cricket - the highest being 428 by Australia vs England at Melbourne in 1936-37.
# Shane Shillingford has captured five wickets or more in an innings five times in Tests - his first instance away from home.
# Shillingford's figures of 6 for 167 are his third best in Tests, next only to the 6 for 49 vs Zimbabwe at Bridgetown in March 2013 and 6 for 119 vs Australia at Roseau in April 2012.
# Shillingford is the eighth West Indian spinner to take five wickets in an innings vs India - the last to do so was Carl Hooper at Nagpur in December 1994. Lance Gibbs has achieved the feat four times vs India in Tests.
# Shillingford's figures are the best by a West Indian spinner at Eden Gardens, eclipsing Lance Gibbs' figures of five for 51 in the 1966-67 Test.
# Apart from two West Indian spinners, three other West Indian bowlers have claimed five wickets or more in an innings against India at Eden Gardens - Roy Gilchrist, Malcolm Marshall and Andy Roberts.
# Shillingford (55-9-167-6) has earned a dubious distinction by conceding most number of runs by a West Indian bowler vs India in a Test innings, eclipsing Dave Mohammed's figures of 29.5-3-162-3 at St.John's in June 2006.
# Shivnarine Chanderpaul's tally of 2105 (ave.65.78) in 24 Tests is the third highest in India-West Indies Tests, next only to Sunil Gavaskar (2749) and Clive Lloyd (2344).
# Sachin Tendulkar now figures in 71 wins - the most by an Indian player in Tests.