Rohit Sharma's 127 not out off 228 balls is the highest score by an Indian batsman on Test debut against the West Indies. In fact, he became the first Indian batsman to record a hundred on Test debut against the West Indies.
# Overall, Rohit is the 14th Indian batsman to accomplish the aforesaid feat on Test debut.
# Rohit's splendid knock is the fourth highest by an Indian batsman on debut in Tests. Shikhar Dhawan's 187 vs Australia at Mohali in March 2013 remains the highest by an Indian on Test debut. (Day 2 report)
# At Eden Gardens, Rohit became the third Indian batsman to post a hundred on Test debut - the first two being Deepak Shodhan (110 vs Pakistan in December 1952) and Mohammad Azharuddin (110 vs England in December 1984/January 1985). (Day 2 highlights)
# The 73-run stand between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sharma is a record for India for the sixth wicket vs West Indies at Eden Gardens, bettering the 72 between VVS Laxman and Parthiv Patel in 2002-03. (Also read: Sachin fan SRK likely to attend Eden Test)
# The 198-run unbroken partnership between Sharma and Ashwin is the second highest seventh-wicket stand for India vs West Indies in India in Tests, next only to the 224 between Dhoni and Laxman at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in November 2011. The partnership between Dhoni and Laxman is a record for India for the seventh wicket vs West Indies in Tests.
# Overall, the aforesaid partnership is the third highest for India for the seventh wicket vs West Indies in Tests. Laxman and Ratra were involved in a 217-run seventh wicket stand at St John's in May 2002. (Schumi writes to Sachin, says life after retirement is good)
# Murali Vijay has managed 456 runs at an average of 57.00 in five Tests - the most by an Indian batsman in Tests in 2013. His tally includes two hundreds and a fifty.
# Cheteshwar Pujara has the next best tally for India in Tests this year - 436 at an average of 72.66 in five Tests, including a hundred and two fifties.
# Vijay has failed to impress against the West Indies in Tests, totalling 98 in seven innings at an average of 14.00.
# Shane Shillingford, playing in his eleventh Test, has completed his 50 wickets in Tests - his tally being 52 at 31.32 runs apiece.
# Sachin Tendulkar has been dismissed six times on 10 in Tests - three times vs Australia; twice vs West Indies and once vs England. His tally of 63 lbw dismissals is the highest in Tests.
# Since posting 81 vs Australia at Chennai in February this year, Sachin is without a fifty in seven innings.
# Ravichandran Ashwin's first fifty vs West Indies is his fourth in Tests.
# Ashwin's 92 not out off 148 balls is his second highest score vs West Indies, next only to a career-best 103 off 118 balls at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in November 2011.Â In fact, these two innings are his best in Tests.
# Ashwin is averaging 41.64 as a batsman in Tests - 708 runs in 23 innings.
# Ashwin has recorded four fifties in Tests - two vs England and one each vs West Indies and Australia.
# Shane Shillingford (4/130) has recorded his second best bowling figures on foreign soil in Tests next only to the four for 123 vs Sri Lanka at Galle in November 2010.