We look at the stat highlights of the recently concluded test series between New Zealand and India.

  • India lost the test series 2-0 ending their unbeaten run and also continued their woeful record in New Zealand.
Virat Kohli
  • It was 3rd series defeat under Virat Kohli’s captaincy and the first whitewash under Kohli’s captaincy.
  • It was 6th consecutive Test match without win in New Zealand for India.

 

Tom Latham
  • Tom Latham became the 1st New Zealand opening batsman to score fifty plus score in both the innings of a Test.
  • 5thtime India were bowled out below 150 in Tests in SENA (SA,ENG, NZ & AUS) countries since 2018 — the most by any team in these countries highlighting their batting woes in SENA countries and especially New-Zealand.

 

Rishabh Pant
  • Rishabh Pant struggled in New Zealand; it was 7th consecutive innings without touching 30-run mark in Tests for the southpaw.
Trenth Boult
  • While Trent Boult continued to flourish at home, it was23rd 4-wicket haul for Boult in Tests — 5th most for New Zealand in Tests.
  • 15th4-wicket haul for Boult in Tests in New Zealand —only Richard Hadlee (27) and Daniel Vettori (16) have more 4 wicket hauls than Trent Boult in Test cricket for New Zealand.
Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Cheteshwar Pujara had a tough time against Trent Boult. Overall, it was the 4th time Trent Boult has dismissed Pujara in Tests.
Ajinkya Rahane
  • Ajinkya Rahane normally a reliable away performer for India also struggled, it was also  4th consecutive innings without scoring fifty by Rahane.
  • It was also,4th consecutive without scoring any fifty by Kohli in Tests.

o   Last time Kohli went 4 or more consecutive innings without any fifty was in 2017.

  • Kohli’s Average of 9.50 in the series against New Zealand was the 2nd lowest for Kohli in a Test series.
Mayank Agarwal
  • Mayank Agarwal scored his 4th Test fifty — all of them have come in away matches illustrating his consistency in away series.
Ishant Sharma
  • Ishant Sharma who was doubtful for the test series rose to the occasion and was a potent force in the series. He took another 5-wicket haul which was his 11th five-wicket haul in Tests & 9th in away Tests.
  • It was the tall fast bowler’s 3rd five-wicket haul in New Zealand.
  • Ishant now has theJoint 2nd most 5-wicket haul among Indian pacers in Tests.
Player Mat Wkts 5W

Kapil Dev

131

434

23

Zaheer Khan

92

311

11

Ishant Sharma

97

297 11

Javagal Srinath

67

236

10

Irfan Pathan

29

100

7

  • New Zealand became the first team to score 300+ against India breaking India’s streak of 9 consecutive innings of bowing out opposition for below 300.
  • Tim Southee became the 1st bowler to take 300 wickets in New Zealand in international cricket
Player Mat Wkts

Tim Southee (NZ)

153

300

Daniel Vettori (NZ)

193

299

Trent Boult(NZ)

102

277

Richard Hadlee (NZ)

78

250

Chris Cairns (NZ)

126

204

  • It was also the 10th  5-wicket haul for Southee in Tests —
  • 2nd five-wicket haul for Southee against India and his first against them since 2012 at Bengaluru.
BJ Watling
  • Finally, BJ Watling got his name in the history books for the wrong reasons, the gritty batsman has the most ducks for New Zealand’s wicketkeeper-batsman in Tests
Player Mat 0s

BJ Watling

62

9

Brendon McCullum

52

8

Ian Smith

63

7

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