Statistical highlights of the fifth day and final day’s play in the third cricket Test between India and England here today:
* R Ashwin’s unbeaten 91 is his second highest innings in Tests behind the 103 against West Indies in the 2011-12 Mumbai Test.
* India could not win any of the Tests when Ashwin has registered four fifty-plus innings.
* For the first time in a Test rubber, Ashwin has bagged 10 wickets or more (11 at 52.00) and amassed 200 runs or more (214 at 53.50).
* Just six Indian batsmen have registered more in an innings while playing at number eight position against England.
* Kevin Pietersen posted his ninth duck in Tests — his first against India.
* India’s last defeat (before today’s loss) at Eden Gardens was by 46 runs to Pakistan in 1998-99. In 38 Tests played at this venue, India have won 10, lost 9 and drawn 19.
* Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha put on 50 for the 10th wicket — India’s second highest against England at Eden Gardens, behind the 51 between Nadkarni and Chandrasekhar in January 1964.
* Alastair Cook has been stumped in a Test innings for the second time — the first occasion being after making a hundred (106) by Prasanna Jayawardene off Rangana Herath at Lord’s last year.
* Cook has set another record — his tally of 12 hundreds in a winning cause is a record for England in Test Cricket.
* Cook’s match-winning innings (190) got him his second Man of the Match award against India — his fifth in Test Cricket.
* After losing consecutive Tests to South Africa by four wickets at Mumbai and by an innings and 71 runs at Bangalore in 1999-2000, India have lost successive Tests for the first time in India — by 10 wickets at Wankhede Stadium and by seven wickets at Eden Gardens.
* England’s victory by seven wickets is their second in 10 Tests against India at Eden Gardens. The last occasion when England won two Tests in a row in India was during the 1976-77 Test series. In fact, they had lost three Tests in a row — by an innings and 25 runs at Delhi; by 10 wickets at Kolkata and by 200 runs at Chennai.
* India have lost six out of the last seven Tests played against England. Since their series win by 2-1 in the 1984-85 Test series, England have won two Tests in a rubber for the first time in India.
* Pragyan Ojha, with 19 wickets at an average of 25.05, is the leading wicket-taker for India in the first three Tests of the series. Graeme Swann is the top wicket-taker for England with 17 wickets.