Napier: Following are the statistical highlights of second day's play of the second India-New Zealand cricket Test at the McLean Park in Napier on Friday.
New Zealand's 619 for nine wickets declared is their third total of 600-plus - their best ever against India in New Zealand, bettering their 502 at Christchurch in 1967-68. New Zealand's aforesaid total is their second best against India - their best being 630 for six wickets declared at Mohali in 2003-04. At McLean Park, their previous highest was 561 against Sri Lanka in 2004-05. New Zealand's aforesaid total is their third highest - their highest being 671 for four against Sri Lanka in the 1990-91 Wellington Test. Jesse Ryder's outstanding innings of 201 is the eighth double hundred by a New Zealander at home (and the 15th in all). Matthew Sinclair holds a record for having posted two double hundreds. Ryder is the first batsman to hit a double hundred at McLean Park, Napier. Fifteen 200-plus innings have been witnessed for New Zealand. Stephen Fleming has made three - the most by a New Zealander. Ryder is the third New Zealander to make double hundreds against India, joining Bert Sutcliffe - 230 not out at Delhi in 1955-56 and Graham Dowling - 239 at Christchurch in 1967-68. Ryder is the 10th left-hander to make a double century against India. McCullum (115 off 140 balls) registered his third century, his first two being 143 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in October 2004 and 111 against Zimbabwe at Harare in August 2005. McCullum became the first New Zealand wicketkeeper to register three centuries. Daniel Vettori (55 off 72 balls) recorded his 19th fifty - his third against India. New Zealand's innings contained five fifties, equalling their previous record - their first ever instance against India. For the second time in New Zealand, three batsmen in New Zealand's innings posted hundreds - the previous instance was against England at Auckland in 1983-84. Sehwag's 34 off 25 balls is his highest score as captain. In his only Test as skipper against Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in 2005-06, he had posted 20 & 0.