India’s 2-0 series win against West Indies equalled the record for most successive series wins (10) at home
• 10 wins – Australia (1995-2000)
• 10 wins – Australia (2004-2008)
• 10 wins – India (2012-2018)
Umesh Yadav became the first Indian fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test at home since the turn of the century. He became only the third pacer to take a 10-for at home, after Kapil Dev and Javagal Srinath.
Umesh Yadav played 118 international matches before receiving his first Player of the Match award, for his 10 for 133 in Hyderabad.
After his first-innings hundred in Hyderabad, Roston Chase scored a century against India in his second home and away Test.
Kuldeep Yadav became the first bowler to take a five-wicket haul in all three formats in the same calendar year.
Virender Sehwag and Prithvi Shaw in their first three innings against West Indies
• First innings – Hundred
• Second innings – Fifty
• Third innings – Sehwag 33, Shaw 33 not out
Shaw what a show ? @PrithviShaw
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) October 4, 2018
Virat Kohli became the second-fastest batsman to 24 Test centuries. Steven Smith, who is currently serving a one-year ban for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, has 23 Test hundreds in 117 innings.
• Don Bradman – 66 innings
• Virat Kohli – 123 innings
• Sachin Tendulkar – 125 innings
Prithvi Shaw became the first player to score a century on his debut in the Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Tests.
The most Test debut tons for batsmen from each country:
• Australia – 20
• England – 19
• India – 15
• West Indies – 14
In the last three Test series against West Indies at home:
2011 – R Ashwin made his debut and was the Player of the Series
2013 – Rohit Sharma made his debut and was the Player of the Series
2018 – Prithvi Shaw made his debut and was the Player of the Series
Shaw also became the only Indian teenager to win a Player of the Series award in Tests.