<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/c/cricgen3.jpg' class='caption'> Statistical highlights after the third day's play of the first Test between India and New Zealand on Friday.
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.