Statistical Highlights: Hamilton Test, Day 3

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Statistical highlights after the third day's play of the first Test between India and New Zealand on Friday.

Updated: March 20, 2009 17:29 IST
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Statistical highlights after the third day's play of the first Test between India and New Zealand on Friday.

  • India (520) posted their highest total at Hamilton, outstripping the 416 in 1998-99.

  • India became the first visiting side to post a total of 500 at Hamilton. Overall, the said total is the second best at Seddon Park, next only to New Zealand's 563 against Pakistan in 2003-04.

  • India's aforesaid total is their first ever of 500-plus in New Zealand, obliterating the 482 at Auckland in 1989-90.

  • Zaheer Khan became the seventh Indian to complete 200 Test wickets when he had Tim McIntosh caught at first slip by Sachin Tendulkar.

  • Zaheer is the first left-arm speedster from India to claim 200 Test wickets. Overall, he is the seventh Indian bowler to bag 200 wickets.

  • The top seven Indian bowlers are: Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434), Harbhajan Singh (316), Bishan Singh Bedi (266), Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (242), Javagal Srinath (236) and Zaheer Khan (200).

  • Sachin Tendulkar has registered his 42nd century - his fourth against New Zealand, equalling Rahul Dravid's Indian record.

  • Sachin's innings of 160 off 260 balls is his highest ever in New Zealand, eclipsing the 113 at Wellington in December 1998.

  • Sachin's outstanding knock is the second best by an Indian at Hamilton, next only to Rahul Dravid's 190 in 1998-99.

  • Sachin has now recorded 150 or more in an innings 18 times, equalling Don Bradman's feat of 18 such knocks. Brian Lara holds a record for playing 19 knocks of 150-plus in Test Cricket.

  • Sachin, with his 160, has emulated the feats of Steve Waugh and Brian Lara. All the three playes have now played ten innings of 150-plus away from home.

  • With his aforesaid innings, Sachin has extended his records for most hundreds (42) overall and most away from home (24).

  • Of his 42 Test hundreds, 37 have been recorded by Sachin at No.4 position, 3 at No.5 and 2 at No.6.

  • Sachin has 85 international hundreds to his credit - 42 in Tests and 43 in ODIs - 22 more than Ricky Ponting.

  • Sachin's highest ever innings against New Zealand is his 217 off 344 balls at Ahmedabad in Oct./November 1999.

  • Sachin and Dhoni put on 115 runs - India's best ever stand for the sixth wicket in New Zealand, outstripping the 70 between Ajit Wadekar and ML Jaisimha at Wellington in 1967-68.

  • India's highest ever partnership for the sixth wicket against New Zealand is 193 (unbroken) between Hanumant Singh and Dilip Sardesai at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai in 1964-65.

  • Yuvraj Singh's 22 off 50 balls is his highest against New Zealand, bettering the 20 at Mohali in October 2003.

  • In his last 12 innings away from home, Yuvraj has not recorded a fifty. His last fifty-plus innings away from home was recorded 38 months ago - 122 against Pakistan at Karachi in January 2006.

  • Yuvraj, in 15 Tests away from home, has aggregated 581 at an average of 29.05, including two hundreds and one fifty.

  • Zaheer Khan (51 not out off 46 balls) registered his highest score against New Zealand, surpassing his 19 at Wellington in 2002-03.

  • Zaheer's aforesaid innings is his third fifty in Tests - his first against New Zealand. Zaheer's 51 not out is his first fifty with a strike rate of 100 (110.86).

  • Zaheer's first two fifties were 75 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in December 2004 and 57 not out against Australia at Bangalore in October 2008.

  • India have taken a first innings lead of 241 - their biggest against New Zealand in New Zealand, surpassing their 148-run lead in the 1975-76 Auckland Test when they had made 414 in response to New Zealand's 266.

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