As India sweeped the series with two innings wins, with the latest day/night Test ending in the favour of India as they defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday, the glaring gulf between the two teams was quite visible.
India bulldozed a waning Bangladesh on the third day of the second Test, thanks to Umesh Yadav’s five-wicket-haul to record a 12th home series win in a row. The Virat Kohli-led side completed the job in less than 50 minutes, after Bangladesh resumed their second innings at 152/6, trailing India by 89 runs. Barring Mushfiqur Rahim (74), Bangladesh batsmen were once again found wanting against the Indian seamers, folding up for 195 in 41.1 overs.
# India became the first team in history to win four consecutive Tests by an innings margin — Beat South Africa by innings and 137 runs in Pune; Beat South Africa by innings and 202 runs in Ranchi; Beat Bangladesh by innings and 130 runs in Indore; Beat Bangladesh by innings and 46 runs in Kolkata.
# Virat Kohli (33) became the fifth-most successful captain with most Test wins after overtaking Allan Border (32). He is preceded by Clive Lloyd (36), Steve Waugh (41), Ricky Ponting (48), and then at the top, Graeme Smith (53).
# Indian pacers took the most number of wickets in a home Test in the day/night Test, as they picked up 19 wickets against Bangladesh. The only other instance where the spinners have gone wicketless in a home Test where they bowled at least a ball was vs Sri Lanka (17 wickets) in 2017/18 in Kolkata.
# The day/night Test became only the fourth instance when Indian seamers took all ten wickets in an innings in a home Test — vs England in 1981/82 in Mumbai; vs West Indies in 1983/84 in Ahmedabad; vs Sri Lanka in 2017/18 in Kolkata; vs Bangladesh in 2019/20* in Kolkata.
# After declaring for 347/9 in the first innings, Virat Kohli has now ended the innings declared for the sixth time in as many innings this home season — 502/7d, 323/4d, 601/5d, 497/9d, 493/6d, 347/9d.
# Virat Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score a century in a day/night Test with his 194-ball 136. Lala Amarnath was the first Indian to score a Test century in 1933/34.
# Virat Kohli joined the ranks of Gundappa Viswanath, Sunil Gavaskar, and Sachin Tendulkar to have scored Test centuries in all five major Test centres of India — Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Delhi.
# India took the lead on first day’s play of a Test after bowling first for just the second time in history. The previous instance came against Zimbabwe in 2005/06 in Harare.
# Wriddhiman Saha (35) became the joint-fastest Indian wicketkeeper to 100 Test dismissals with MS Dhoni. He is followed by Kiran More (39), Nayan Mongia (41) and Syed Kirmani (42).
# India have been responsible for 80 per cent of concussion substitutes in history of Test cricket, with two Bangladesh players having to go off in Kolkata — Jermaine Blackwood for Darren Bravo, Theunis de Bruyn for Dean Elgar, Mehidy Hasan for Liton Das, Taijul Islam for Nayeem Hasan.
# Bangladesh had the third-shortest first innings of a Test in India in number of overs bowled after they were bowled out for 106 in just 30.3 overs in Kolkata. It is preceded by South Africa (20 overs) in 2007/08 in Ahmedabad, and New Zealand (27 overs) in 1999/00 in Mohali.