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Team India: 100 and counting...

By Rajneesh Gupta
November 27, 2009 14:38 IST
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India crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 144 runs in the second Test in Kanpur on Friday to register their 100th Test triumph.

The margin of victory was India's greatest over Sri Lanka, surpassing the previous best of an innings and 119 runs in Lucknow in 1994 to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Here are some statistics related with the achievement:

Chronology of 100 wins:
First Test win: vs England, Madras, 1951-52 (won by an innings and eight runs)
50th Test win: vs Sri Lanka, Lucknow, 1993-94 (won by an innings and 119 runs)
100th Test win: vs Sri Lanka, Kanpur, 2009-10 (won by an innings and 144 runs)

India's win-loss record against each opponent:

Mts Won Lost Drawn Tied W/L
Australia 76 18 34 23 1 0.53
Bangladesh 5 4 0 1 0 -
England 99 19 34 46 0 0.56
New Zealand 47 15 9 23 0 1.67
Pakistan 59 9 12 38 0 0.75
South Africa 22 5 10 7 0 0.50
Sri Lanka 31 12 5 14 0 2.40
West Indies 82 11 30 41 0 0.37
Zimbabwe 11 7 2 2 0 3.50
TOTAL 432 100 136 195 1 0.74

At home and away:

Mts Won Lost Drawn Tied W/L
Home 221 68 48 104 1 1.42
Away 211 32 88 91 0 0.36

India's record in various spans:

Mts Won Lost Drawn Tied W/L
1932-1949 20 0 11 9 0 0.00
1950-1969 96 15 38 43 0 0.39
1970-1989 145 28 40 76 1 0.70
1990-1999 69 18 20 31 0 0.90
2000 onwards 102 39 27 36 0 1.44

Highlights:
• The most wins under a captain are 21 -- under Sourav Ganguly
• The most wins on a ground are 12 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
• The most wins in a calendar year are 6 in 2002, 2004 and 2008.
• The most wins in a country outside India are 5 in New Zealand (out of 21), in Australia (out of 36) and England (out of 48).

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