490 The number of innings taken by Virat Kohli to go past the aggregate of 23000 runs in international cricket. During his first innings knock of fifty at The Oval he became the seventh batsman in international cricket to reach this landmark. He, however, is the quickest by a long distance in international cricket to reach this figure in the fewest number of innings.
The quickest among 23000 run club
|Inns||Batsman||For||Opp||Venue||Achieved on||Final run aggregate|
|490||Virat Kohli||Ind||Eng||The Oval||2 Sep 2021||23093|
|522||Sachin Tendulkar||Ind||SA||Kolkata||2 Dec 2004||34357|
|544||Ricky Ponting||Aus||Eng||Cardiff||10 Jul 2009||27483|
|551||Jacques Kallis||SA||Ind||Centurion||17 Dec 2010||25534|
|568||Kumar Sangakkara||SL||SA||Colombo RPS||20 Jul 2013||28016|
|576||Rahul Dravid||Ind||WI||Bridgetown||1 Jul 2011||24208|
|645||Mahela Jayawardene||SL||Eng||The Oval||13 Jun 2013||25957|
Note: Sri Lankans Jayawardene and Sangakkara achieved this landmark in an ODI match, while the rest did so in a Test match.
Kohli, incidentally is the quickest to reach the landmarks of 20000 (417 inns), 21000 (435 inns) and 22000 (462 inns) runs in international cricket.
47 The number of innings taken by Rohit Sharma to register his maiden overseas Test century. Among top-order batsmen, only two others have taken more innings to register a Test century in away Test matches than Rohit Sharma. Overall, it was the eighth Test century of his career.
Most number of innings taken by top-order batsmen to register their maiden away Test century
|Inns||Tests||Batsman||For||Runs||Opp||Venue||Achieved on||Test 100#|
|64||35||Ian Redpath||Aus||159*||NZ||Auckland||23 Mar 1974||4|
|52||30||Shivnarine Chanderpaul||WI||140||Ind||Kolkata||1 Nov 2002||6|
|47||25||Rohit Sharma||Ind||127||Eng||The Oval||4 Sep 2021||8|
|46||27||Allan Lamb||Eng||132||WI||Kingston||25 Feb 1990||10|
|42||23||Alistair Campbell||Zim||102||Ind||Nagpur||29 Nov 2000||1|
|41||24||Neil McKenzie||SAf||226||Ban||Chittagong||29 Feb 2008||3|
Note: This was Redpath’s only away century and never played in away Test again after this knock
31 The number of balls taken by Shardul Thakur to reach his Test fifty in the first innings of the Oval Test. This is believed to be the fastest in terms of the fewest balls (where recorded) for any individual fifty in all the Tests played in England since the inaugural one, also at the Oval in 1880, 141 years ago! He bettered the previous record of 32 balls held by England’s Ian Botham against New Zealand at the same venue in 1986.
Fewest balls taken to reach a Test fifty in England
|Balls to 50||Batsman||(final score)||For||Against||Venue||Month, Year||Result|
|31||Shardul Thakur||(57 in 36 balls)||India||England||The Oval||Sep 2021||WON|
|32||Ian Botham||(59* in 36 balls)||England||New Zealand||The Oval||Aug 1986||Drawn|
|33||Clifford Roach||(56 in 38 balls)||West Indies||England||The Oval||Aug 1933||Lost|
|33||Kapil Dev||(65 in 55 balls)||India||England||Manchester||June 1982||Drawn|
|33||Harbhajan Singh||(54 in 37 balls)||India||England||Nottingham||Aug 2002||Drawn|
|33||Stuart Broad||(62 in 45 balls)||England||West Indies||Manchester||Jul 2020||WON|
4 The number of Indian batsmen who aggregated over 1000 Test runs in England. Virat Kohli in the second innings of the Oval Test match became the latest Indian batsman to achieve this.
Indian batsman with over 1000 Test runs in England
Note: Kohli’s tally also includes his 44 & 13 he made against New Zealand at Southampton in June 2021 in the WTC. Therefore, he is yet to cross the 1000 Test run mark against the home side.
9 The number of lower-order batsmen (from #8 and below) who has the distinction of making two fifty-plus scores in the same Test match. Shardul Thakur became the fourth Indian lower-order batsman to achieve this rare feat in the Oval Test match.
Lower-order batsmen (#8 & below) making fifty-plus scores in each innings of a Test match
|1 Inns||2 inns||Bat#||Batsman||For||Opp||Venue||Month, Year||Result|
|51||69||(9/8)||Buster Nupen||SA||Eng||Durban||Jan 1928||Drawn|
|117||57*||(8)||Eric Dalton||SA||Eng||The Oval||Aug 1935||Drawn|
|92||63||(8)||Alan Knott||Eng||Aus||The Oval||Aug 1972||Lost|
|85||51||(8)||Guy Whittall||Zim||SA||Bloemfontein||Oct 1999||Lost|
|69||115||(8)||Harbhajan Singh||Ind||NZ||Ahmedabad||Nov 2010||Drawn|
|51||50||(9)||Peter Siddle||Aus||Ind||Delhi||Mar 2013||Lost|
|58||63*||(9)||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Ind||Eng||Nottingham||Jul 2014||Drawn|
|54*||58*||(8)||Wriddiman Saha||Ind||NZ||Kolkata||Oct 2016||Won|
|57||60||(8)||Shardul Thakur||ind||Eng||The Oval||Sep 2021||Won|
24 The number of Test matches Jasprit Bumrah needed to claim his 100 Test wicket when he claimed the wicket of England’s Ollie Pope in the second innings at The Oval. This makes him the quickest by an Indian pace bowler to claim 100 Test wickets in the fewest number of matches. Previously, Kapil Dev had achieved his landmark in his 25th Test at Kolkata against Pakistan (Taslim Arif) more than 41 years ago in January 1980. For the record, the quickest by an Indian bowler is held by R Ashwin when he claimed his 100 Test wicket in just 18 Test match in November 2013 against the West Indies in the Mumbai Test match.
Quickest Indian pace to claim 100 Test wickets in fewest Test matches
|Tests to 100 wkts||Bowler||Against||Venue||Achieved on||(100 victim)|
|24||Jasprit Bumrah||England||The Oval||6 Sep 2021||(Ollie Pope)|
|25||Kapil Dev||Pakistan||Kolkata||31 Jan 1980||(Taslim Arif)|
|28||Irfan Pathan||Australia||Adelaide||27 Jan 2008||(Brett Lee)|
|29||Mohd Shami||South Africa||Centurion||14 Jan 2018||(Keshav Maharaj)|
|30||Javagal Srinath||Sri Lanka||Mumbai WS||6 Dec 1997||(Pramodya Wickramasinghe)|
191: India’s first innings total in the Oval Test match. This is now the third lowest total made by India in a successful away Test match. However, it is India’s second highest first innings total in a successful Test match.
India’s lowest totals in winning away from home Test matches
|171/10||3||West Indies||Kingston||Jun 2006||Won by 49 runs|
|187/10||1||South Africa||Johannesburg||Jan 2018||Won by 63 runs|
|191/10||1||England||The Oval||Aug 2021||Won by 157 runs|
|200/10||1||West Indies||Kingston||Jul 2006||Won by 49 runs|
Note: In the above Kingston Test match India’s totals were 200 & 171 in each innings
6: The number of occasions India has managed to win a Test match despite conceding a huge first-innings lead of 90 or more runs to the opposition. India’s recent victory at The Oval by 157 runs came despite conceding a lead of 99 to England.
India’s Test victories after conceding a big lead in the first innings
|Lead||Batting 1||Batting 2||Venue||Month, Year||Result for India|
|274||Australia (445)||India (171)||Kolkata||March 2001||won by 171 runs+|
|182||India (237)||Australia (419)||Melbourne||Feb 1981||won by 59 runs|
|131||West Indies (359)||India (228)||Port of Spain||April 1976||won by 6 wickets|
|99||India (104)||Australia (203)||Mumbai WS||Nov 2004||won by 13 runs|
|99||India (191)||England (290)||The Oval||Aug 2021||won by 157 runs|
|95||West Indies (304)||India (209)||Delhi||Nov 2011||won by 5 wickets|
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All records are updated and correct as of 11 September 2021