Team India and Dhoni set new record at Eden Gardens

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Published: Saturday, November 9, 2013, 15:44 [IST]
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Kolkata, Nov 9: MS Dhoni has become the first Indian captain to win five Test matches in a row. With India's innings and 51-run victory over West Indies on Friday (November 8), Dhoni and the team created history.

India's sequence of Test wins of five started in Chennai earlier this year against Australia. India had whitewashed Michael Clarke's men 4-0 in March.

Team India and Dhoni set new record

After a gap of seven months, Team India were back on field in whites and have now started the two-match series with a resounding win at Eden Gardens.

Prior to this historic win in Kolkata on Friday, Indian Test team had twice registered four wins in a row (against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 2009-10 and versus England and Zimbabwe in 1993).

Dhoni, who has led India to World Twenty20 title in 2007, ICC World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013 wins, has now added another feather in his cap. Under his leadership, India also became number one in Tests.

India's five Test wins in a row

Against Australia

1st Test: Won by 8 wickets (Chennai, February 22 to 26, 2013)

2nd Test: Won by innings and 135 runs (Hyderabad, March 2 to 5)

3rd Test: Won by 6 wickets (Mohali, March 14 to 18)

4th Test: Won by 6 wickets (New Delhi, March 22 to 24)

Against West Indies

5th Test: Won by innings and 51 runs (Kolkata, November 6 to 8)


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