Thursday, December 7, 2017

Virat Kohli and Co just equalled this Australia record in Tests!

The 1-0 win in the three-Test rubber against Sri Lanka on Wednesday saw the Virat Kohli-led Indian team equal Australia's record of nine consecutive Test series wins. Australia achieved the feat over a period of three years, remaining unbeaten from October 2005 to June 2008. The top ranked Indian team on the other hand, started their undefeated run from the tour to Sri Lanka in July 2015.

Indian team members walk off the filed after the end of the third cricket test match against Sri Lanka, at Ferozshah Kotla in New Delhi on Wednesday. The Test ended in draw and India won the series 1-0. Pic/PTI
Indian team members walk off the filed after the end of the third cricket test match against Sri Lanka, at Ferozshah Kotla in New Delhi on Wednesday. The Test ended in draw and India won the series 1-0. Pic/PTI

The 2015 tour, which marked current head coach Ravi Shastri's debut at the helm as then Team Director, saw India winning by a 2-0 margin. Following that, India recorded a 3-0 win against South Africa at home towards the end of 2015 before registering a 2-0 win during the West Indies tour in 2016. In 2016, India thrashed New Zealand 3-0 at home before humiliating England for a 4-0 whitewash.

The 2017 season started with a 1-0 win against Bangladesh in an one-off Test series which followed a 2-1 thrashing of Australia in March. India then completed a 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in their own backyard before finishing the home season with a 1-0 win over the islanders to equal Australia's record. The Kohli-led side will now aim to stretch their record when they land in South Africa later this month for a three-Test rubber against the Proteas, starting January 5 in Capetown.

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