Records tumble as India inflict Mumbai misery on England


A host of records were broken at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on Sunday as India pressed home their advantage in the fourth Test against England.

Alastair Cook's tourists require a victory to stay alive in the five-match series, but that scenario appears extremely unlikely after Virat Kohli and Jayant Yadav struck 235 and 104 respectively, enabling India to open up a huge first-innings lead of 231.

We take a look at a number of the landmarks reached by Kohli and Jayant on day four, in addition to an unwanted record for England opener Keaton Jennings.


- Kohli's 235 represents his highest Test score, beating the 211 he made against New Zealand in October.

- It is also the biggest score by an India skipper in Tests, surpassing the 224 that MS Dhoni made in a Chennai Test against Australia in February 2013. 

- The hosts' captain has now compiled a remarkable 640 runs in the series, with one Test still to come, breaking the previous record for an India batsman against England. Rahul Dravid made 602 runs in the 2002 series between the teams.

- Kohli is the first Indian to make three double-hundreds in a calendar year and only the fifth batsman from any nation, after Don Bradman, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum.

- The partnership between Kohli and Jayant was worth 241, comfortably India's best effort for the eighth wicket in Tests. The previous record belonged to Mohammad Azharuddin and Anil Kumble, who shared 161 versus South Africa in 1996.

- Jayant is the first Indian to make a Test century from number nine. Farokh Engineer's 90 against New Zealand had stood as the best score by an India number nine since 1965. Jayant is also the owner of the most substantial score from nine in Indian first-class cricket, having made 211 for Haryana in 2011.

- Jennings was lbw for a golden duck in the first over of England's reply. The first-innings centurion is the fourth batsman - after Gundappa Viswanath, Andrew Hudson and Mohammad Wasim - to make a hundred and a duck on Test debut.