2nd Ind-NZ Test: Statistical highlights of Day 1

Updated: 26 March 2009 09:51 IST

The 271-run partnership between Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder is New Zealand's highest for the fourth wicket.

2nd Ind-NZ Test: Statistical highlights of Day 1

Napier:

Following are the statistical highlights of the opening day of the second cricket Test between India and New Zealand in Napier.

  • The 271-run partnership between Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder is New Zealand's highest for the fourth wicket, beating the 243-run partnership between Matthew Horne and Nathan Astle against Zimbabwe at Auckland in 1997-98.

  • The aforesaid partnership is New Zealand's highest for any wicket against India, bettering the 231 for the first wicket between Mark Richardson and Lou Vincent in the 2003-04 Mohali Test.

  • The 271-run stand is a record for any wicket at McLean Park, surpassing the 195 for the second wicket between John Wright and Geoff Howarth for New Zealand against Pakistan in 1978-79.

  • New Zealand's 351 for four is their second best score on the first day of the Test against India - their best being 387 for nine at Auckland in 1989-90.

  • Ross Taylor posted his third hundred in Tests - his first against India. His 151 off 204 balls is his best ever innings in New Zealand.

  • Taylor's highest ever Test score is 154 not out against England at Manchester in May 2008 and his previous highest in New Zealand was 120 at Hamilton in March 2008.

  • Jesse Ryder (137 not out) recorded his career-best score -his second consecutive hundred - both against India.

  • Nathan Astle was the last New Zealand player to make centuries in consecutive Tests - 125 against West Indies at Bridgetown and 103 not out at St John's in 1995-96.



  • Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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