New Zealand vs England, 3rd Test: Day 4 statistical highlights

Fulton is the second New Zealand opener after Glenn Turner to post a hundred in each innings of a Test match.

Updated: March 25, 2013 14:09 IST
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Peter Fulton (136 & 110) has recorded a century in each innings of a Test match. These two innings are his only hundreds in Tests.

# Fulton is the fourth New Zealand batsman to post a hundred in each innings of a Test match, joining Glenn Turner (101 & 110 not out vs Australia at Christchurch in March 1974); Geoff Howarth (122 & 102 vs England at Auckland in March 1978) and Andrew Jones (122 & 100 not out vs Sri Lanka at Hamilton in February 1991)

# Fulton is the second New Zealand opener after Glenn Turner to accomplish the aforesaid feat.

# Overall, 26 instances of opening batsmen posting a hundred in each innings of a Test match have been recorded. Sunil Gavaskar has achieved the feat three times, followed by Matthew Hayden and Herbert Sutcliffe twice each.

# Fulton has managed 347 runs at an average of 69.40, including two hundreds and a fifty - his career-best performance in a Test series. He is the leading run-getter in the series.

# Fulton has faced 511 balls in the Test - the third most by a New Zealand player against England - the highest being 657 balls while posting 122 & 102 at Auckland in March 1978.

# Trott has finished as the top run-getter for England in the series - 282 at an average of 56.40 in five innings, including a hundred and a fifty.

# Brendon McCullum's ninth fifty (67 not out off 53 balls) against England is his 28th in Tests.

# McCullum's strike rate of 126.41 is his career-best in a Test innings, eclipsing the 125.42 (74 off 59 balls) against England at Dunedin in March 2013.

# McCullum's aforesaid strike rate is the tenth highest by a New Zealander in Tests (minimum 50). The record is held by Tim Southee's 192.50 (77 not out off 40 balls) against England at Napier in March 2008. Of the ten quickest, six have been registered by New Zealand batsmen against England.

# Fulton and McCullum were involved in a stand of 117 - New Zealand's sixth highest for the fifth wicket against England - their second highest at Auckland, next only to the 141 between Mark Burgess and Mike Shrimpton in March 1971.

# The above pair has faced just 101 balls to post 117 at a run-rate of 6.95 - New Zealand's best ever for the fifth wicket in Tests, eclipsing the 4.73 by Craig McMillan and Mark Richardson against Bangladesh at Hamilton in December 2001.(minimum 100)

# Overall, the aforesaid partnership is the second highest in terms of run-rate for New Zealand for any wicket, next only to the 10.89 (118 off 65 balls) for the tenth wicket between Nathan Astle and Chris Cairns at Christchurch in March 2002 (minimum 100)

# Monty Panesar has completed his 600 wickets in first-class cricket - 601 at an average of 30.56 in 177 matches.

# Brendon McCullum (248 runs at an average of 82.66 in four innings) has produced his best performance in a Test series against England.

# Monty Panesar (9.2-4-53-2) has produced his worst economy rate (5.67) in a Test innings.

# Panesar's series strike rate of 156.4 is his worst in a Test rubber, consisting of atleast two Tests.

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