1st Test stats: Kiwis' party continues as New Zealand defeat India for the first time in 12 years

Updated: 09 February 2014 14:42 IST

After beating India in the ODI series, New Zealand registered their first Test win against India since 2002, when the Kiwis claimed the Auckland clash by 40 runs.

1st Test stats: Kiwis' party continues as New Zealand defeat India for the first time in 12 years

# New Zealand's 40-run triumph is their first in five Tests vs India at Eden Park, Auckland.  They had lost the first two Tests - by 272 runs in 1967-68 and by 8 wickets in 1975-76. The next two Tests between the two countries at this venue played in 1980-81 and 1989-90 could not produce results.


# New Zealand's above victory is their narrowest victory margin in terms of runs over India in Tests, obliterating the 62-run win at Wellington in February 1981.  Overall, the said win is their joint fifth narrowest in Tests - the narrowest being by seven runs vs Australia at Hobart in December 2011.

# New Zealand's aforesaid win is their tenth in 49 Tests at Eden Park, Auckland (lost 15 & drawn 24).

# New Zealand have won 10 and lost 18 out of 53 played vs India in Tests - winning % 18.86 (Drawn 25).

# Since defeating West Indies by 63 runs in the 2011 Kingston Test, India are without a win in their last thirteen overseas Tests.  Of the last eleven Tests away from home, India have lost ten - four each vs England & Australia and one each vs South Africa and New Zealand.

# New Zealand have defeated India in a Test match for the first time since 2002.  Of the previous ten Tests, they lost four and drew six.

# Virat Kohli (67 off 102 balls) has registered his ninth Test fifty - his third vs New Zealand.

# In five Test innings vs New Zealand, Kohli has recorded a hundred and three fifties - his aggregate being 283 at an average of 70.75.

# Kohli's 67 is his highest score in the fourth innings of a Test match, eclipsing the 63 vs West Indies at Mumbai in November 2011.  His only other fifty in the fourth innings being 51 not out vs New Zealand at Bangalore in 2012.

# Shikhar Dhawan is the second Indian opener to record a century in the fourth innings of an away Test.  Sunil Gavaskar had managed four - two vs West Indies and one each vs Australia and England - a world record.

# Dhawan's magnificent 115 is his first century away from home - his second overall, next only to the 187 off 174 balls vs Australia at Mohali on Test debut in March 2013.

# Dhawan is the first Indian opener to register a hundred in the fourth innings of a Test match vs New Zealand in New Zealand, bettering the 98 off 117 balls by Navjot Singh Sidhu at Hamilton in March 1994.

# Overall, three Indian players have managed hundreds in the fourth innings of a Test match vs New Zealand in New Zealand - the first two being in the same Test match - Rahul Dravid (103 not out) and Sourav Ganguly (101 not out) at Hamilton in January 1999.

# Dhawan is one of the nine Indian batsmen to post a century in a losing cause in the fourth innings - the only one to record the same vs New Zealand.

# Dhawan is the first Indian batsman to post a duck and a hundred in the same Test match vs New Zealand.

# Dhawan and Kohli put on 126 - India's highest third-wicket partnership vs New Zealand at Auckland - their second highest for this wicket-position in New Zealand - the highest being 194 (unbroken) between Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly at Hamilton in January 1999.

# Watling has taken five catches or more in an innings for the second time in Tests - the first instance being vs West Indies at Hamilton in December 2013.

# Watling is the first New Zealand wicketkeeper to effect six dismissals in an innings vs India in Tests, outstripping Roy Harford's tally of five in the 1967-68 Wellington Test.

# Watling's tally of six dismissals in a Test innings is the second highest by a New Zealand wicketkeeper.  Ian Smith had taken seven catches vs Sri Lanka at Hamilton in February 1991.

# Watling is the first wicketkeeper to effect six dismissals in the fourth innings of a Test match.

# Watling became the third wicketkeeper to effect five dismissals in the fourth innings of a Test match vs India - the first two being England's Alan Knott at Manchester in 1974 and Sri Lanka's Amal Silva at Colombo (PSS) in 1985.

# Watling's tally of nine dismissals is his best performance in a Test match, bettering the eight in the 2013-14 Hamilton Test vs West Indies.

# Watling is the first New Zealand wicketkeeper to effect nine dismissals vs India in a Test match, bettering the seven each by Roy Harford (Wellington in 1967-68) and Ian Smith (Wellington in 1980-81).

# Brendon McCullum (eight catches  one stumping vs Pakistan at Napier in December 2009) and Watling jointly share a New Zealand record for most dismissals (nine) in a Test match.

# Dhoni and Jadeja were involved in a 54-run seventh-wicket stand off 34 balls - the run-rate being 9.52 - the highest run- rate by an Indian pair vs New Zealand for any wicket in Tests (minimum 50).

# The run-rate of 9.52 is the second highest by an Indian pair for any wicket in Tests (minimum 50), next only to the 10.00 by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Praveen Kumar during their eighth-wicket stand of 75 off 45 balls vs England at Birmingham in August 2011.

# The aforesaid run-rate is the second highest by any pair vs New Zealand (minimum 50) - the highest being 9.96 by Abraham de Villiers and Jean-Paul Duminy, during their partnership of 83 off 50 balls for South Africa at Wellington in March 2012.

# India's 366 is their highest fourth innings total vs New Zealand in Tests, eclipsing the 262 for five at Bangalore in August 2012.

# Overall, the aforesaid total is the seventh highest in the fourth innings for India in Tests.  The tally includes three totals of 400 or more - one each vs Australia, England and West Indies.

# The 366-run score is India's fourth highest losing total in Tests - the highest being 445 vs Australia at Adelaide in January 1978.

# Brendon McCullum has received his third Man of the Match award in Tests - his first two being 143 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in October 2004 and 225 (a career-best) vs India at Hyderabad in November 2010.

# Neil Wagner's figures of eight for 126 are his best in a Test match, obliterating the seven for 116 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in October 2013.

# Wagner's second innings figures of four for 62 are his best in a winning cause in Tests.  These figures are also his best in a Test innings vs India.

# Wagner's performance is the second best by a New Zealand bowler vs India in a Test match at Eden Park, Auckland, next only to the nine for 136 by John Bracewell in March 1981.

Stats: Rajesh Kumar



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