Team India is playing Test cricket since long and they have achieved quite a few records in the long run. They took time to settle down in the longest format of the game but are now one of the best Test units in the world. The team has been led by many greats in the past and now Virat Kohli is carrying the rich legacy forward. Here is the list of 11 world records which are held by team India at the moment.

Most consecutive score of 400

Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist.

India has always been a team of batsmen. The men with bat in their hands have been part of big scores in the past and continues to do so. India as a team has the most consecutive scores of 400 or above (six) in Tests. They achieved the feat between October 1986 and February 1987. The scores were achieved once against Australia, thrice against Sri Lanka and twice against Pakistan.

Most ducks in an innings

Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist.

Any batsman in the world hates to be dismissed without opening his account. However, Team India has a unique distinction in this field as well. During one of the Test matches against England in 2014, six batsmen were sent back to pavilion without troubling the scorers. This is the world record which India shares with Pakistan, South Africa and Bangladesh.

Most number of ducks in a match

Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist.

The world record of most number of ducks in a Test match is 11 and India have been part of the record on two occasions. The first instance happened in 1964 against Australia. As many as six Indian batsmen were dismissed without scoring in both the innings while Australia had 5 batsmen falling on the score of zero during the first Test of the three match series, which was played in India. The other Test match was played against Sri Lanka in 1990. In this game, two Indian batsmen were dismissed for zero while for the rainbow nation, the number was nine.

Most number of pairs in a match

The Test format is such that it gives a player another chance of performing after failing once. There are two innings in a game, which is good for any cricketer. However, there have been occurrence when a batsman has failed to open his account in both the innings. Three Sri Lankan players in form of Rumesh Ratnayake, Graeme Labrooy and Jayananda Warnaweera were dismissed for naught in the first and second innings as well by the Indian team in the only Test match between both countries in 1990.

Most number of centuries (51)

Sachin Tendulkar, who is the most successful batsman in the history of Test cricket, has scored the most centuries in a five day game. Before his retirement from the game, the right hand batsman was able to score 51 tons, which still remains unbeatable and it is going to be tough for the present and the future batsmen to even come closer to this number.

Most number of Tests

This is another record which is held by Sachin Tendulkar and I am pretty sure that no one would be able to match it in the future. It requires super skills and fitness to play 200 Test matches and keeping in mind the packed international schedule, Sachin Tendulkar will always be remembered for playing this number of matches. He is still considered god of cricket.

Most number of runs

Sachin Tendulkar, the former Indian captain, has scored the most runs in Test cricket. His tally of 15,921 runs in the longest format of the game is not an easy feat as it required years of hard work and dedication from the player and he achieved it with mere perfection. Ponting with 13,378 runs is the second best while Jacques Kallis with 13289 runs is at the third spot.

First to reach 10,000 runs

Sunil Gavaskar, the little master, was the first batsman in the world to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket. He was one of the bests in business during the course of his whole career and helped India in winning lots of matches with his fruitful batting. He was full of talent and it was tough to dismiss him when on song and has received a lot of praises from the opposite numbers in his career.

Ten wickets in an inning

Anil Kumble took ten wickets in an inning against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla in 1999. He is only the second bowler after Jim Laker of England to take perfect ten in a Test match. These two are the proud holders of the record and it won’t be easy to match him. The former Indian captain didn’t allow anyone to settle down and packed back Pakistan with his clever and match winning bowling throughout the course of the game.

Hat-trick in first over

Irfan Pathan found success with the ball in the Third Test in Karachi, when on 29 January, he became the first person to claim a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match in 2006. He had Butt caught by Dravid in the slips from an outswinger, before trapping Younis leg before wicket and bowling Yousuf, both with inswingers. He finished with a haul of 5/61 after the hosts staged a lower-order counter-attack. His efforts went in vain as Pakistan defeated India by 341 runs.

Most number of consecutive ducks

Former Indian player Ajit Agarkar jointly holds the record for scoring most number of consecutive ducks in Tests along with Australia’s Bob Holland in 1985 and Pakistan’s Mohammad Asif in 2006. Agarkar got out for naught in five consecutive innings (four of those were golden ducks) against Australia. He is still remembered for his unique record in international cricket.

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