Hyderabad:Following are the statistical highlights of the fourth day's play between India and New Zealand in the second Test in Hyderabad.
# Sreesanth has taken 71 balls to post 24 - his longest in Tests, bettering his 54-ball innings - an unbeaten 29 against West Indies at St.John's in June 2006.
# Harbhjan Singh is the first number eight batsman to post back to back centuries in Tests.
# Harbhajan and Sreesanth were associated in a stand of 105 - India's best for the tenth wicket against New Zealand and their third highest, next only to the 133 between Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2004-05 and 109 between Hemu Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed against Pakistan at Delhi in 1952-53.
# Harbhajan has recorded his career-best all-round performance - 111 not out + 4/76 - (one innings batting and bowling in a Test match).
# Harbhajan is the second Indian all-rounder to record the above feat against New Zealand. Vinoo Mankad had registered 231 and bagged four for 65 in the second innings of the 1955-56 Madras Test.
# Harbhajan's tally of seven sixes in his unbeaten 111 is the highest by an Indian against New Zealand and the second best by an Indian in Test Cricket. Navjot Singh Sidhu had hit eight during his innings of 124 against Sri Lanka at Lucknow in 1993-94. Virender Sehwag had also hit seven sixes during his innings of 293 against Sri Lanka at Mumbai (BS) last year.
# India have registered two partnerships of 100-plus - 160 for the opening wicket and 105 for the tenth, providing the second instance in Test annals when century stands for the first and tenth wickets were recorded in the same innings.
# New Zealand had accomplished the feat against Pakistan in 1972-73 - 159 for the first wicket between Rodney Redmond and Glenn Turner and 151 for the tenth wicket between Brian Hastings and Richard Collinge.
# The 105-run stand between Harbhajan Singh and S.Sreesanth is just the second 100-plus partnership for the tenth wicket by any pair against New Zealand. Jason Gillespie and Glenn McGrath were involved in a 114-runj stand for Australia at Brisbane in November 2004.
# McCullum and McIntosh have added 125 for the first wicket - New Zealand's first century partnership for the opening wicket since June 2004. Stephen Fleming and Mark Richardson had posted 163 against England at Nottingham in 2004.
# Brendon McCullum's magnificent unbeaten 124 is his second Test hundred against India and his highest - his sixth in Tests.
# In the 2008-09 Napier Test against India, McCullum had posted 115 off 140 balls.
# McCullum, in the course of his aforesaid unbeaten knock has completed his 3,000 runs in Tests - 3066 (ave.36.50) in 54 Tests.
# Brendon became the 11th player to complete 3,000 runs or more for New Zealand in Tests.
# Daniel Vettori (5/135) has captured five wickets in an innings twice against India and 19 times in Tests.