Wellington Test stats: Brendon McCullum first New Zealander to slam four tons vs India
Brendon McCullum slammed 114* on Day 3 of the second Test against India. Apart from frustrating the tourists in Wellington, McCullum also became only the third after Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar to aggregate more than 1000 in India-New Zealand Tests.
# Brendon McCullum (114 not out off 237 balls) has registered his ninth Test hundred.
# McCullum's tally of four hundreds vs India is a New Zealand record.Â Five New Zealand batsmen have recorded three hundreds each vs India - Bert Sutcliffe, Graham Dowling, John Wright, Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder.
# McCullum has recorded three Test hundreds as captain - two vs India and one vs West Indies (113) at Dunedin in December 2013.
# McCullum's aforesaid hundred is the second by New Zealand captain vs India at Basin Reserve, Wellington - the first being Geoff Howarth's 137 not out off 237 balls in February 1981.
# Overall, ten hundreds as captains have been recorded for New Zealand vs India.Â Glenn Turner, John Wright and McCullum (224 at Auckland and an unbeaten 114 at Wellington in February 2014) have recorded two each as captain vs India in Tests.
# McCullum has completed his 5,000 runs in Tests - his tally being 5031 at an average of 36.99 in 84 Tests. He is the fourth New Zealand batsman to complete 5,000 runs or more in Tests. Stephen Fleming (7172), Martin Crowe (5444) and John Wright (5334) are the top run-scorers for New Zealand in Tests.
# McCullum, for the first time, has managed 1,000 runs against an opponent in Tests - 1036 at an average of 60.94 in ten Tests vs India, including four hundreds.Â He is the first New Zealand batsman to accomplish the feat vs India.Â Graham Dowling has the next best tally - 964 runs at an average of 48.20 in eleven Tests.
# Apart from McCullum, only two Indian batsmen have aggregated 1000 or more runs in India-New Zealand Tests - Rahul Dravid - 1659 (ave.63.80) in 15 Tests and Sachin Tendulkar - 1595 (ave.46.91) in 24 Tests.
# McCullum is the third New Zealand captain to amass 300 runs or more in a Test series vs India - the first two being John Wright - 375 (ave.125.00) in four innings in 1989-90 in New Zealand and Graham Dowling - 318 (ave.53.00) in six innings in 1967-68 in New Zealand.
# McCullum's tally of 347 at an average of 115.66 in the present series is his second highest in a Test series, next only to the 370 (ave.74.00) in three Tests in India in 2010-11.
# McCullum is the first New Zealand batsmen to complete a Test hundred with a six three times in Tests - twice vs India in the present series and once vs Bangladesh in the 2009-10 Hamilton Test.Â Â He is the only New Zealand batsman to accomplish the said feat twice in a Test series.
# Apart from McCullum, only John Wright has completed his hundred with a six against India during his innings of 110 in the 1980-81 Auckland Test.
# McCullum is the first New Zealand captain to register a hundred in the second innings of a Test match against India.
# McCullum reached his hundred off 197 balls - his slowest in Test Cricket.
# Hamish Rutherford (35) has recorded his highest score vs India in Tests.
# Bradley-John Watling (52 not out) has posted his highest score vs India in Tests.Â He has completed his 1,000 runs in Tests - 1020 at an average of 34.00 in 21 Tests.
# Watling's first fifty vs India is his seventh in Tests.
# Watling took 190 balls to reach his fifty - one of the slowest fifties in Tests in New Zealand.
# McCullum and Watling were involved in an unbroken stand of 158 - New Zealand's highest sixth-wicket partnership vs India, outstripping the 137 between Chris Cairns and Craig McMillan in December 1998.Â These two century stands are the only ones for New Zealand vs India for the sixth wicket.
# The aforesaid partnership is New Zealand's highest sixth-wicket stand in the second innings in Tests, obliterating the 141 (twice) - between Adam Parore and Martin Crowe vs England at Manchester in 1994 and Stephen Fleming and Chris Cairns vs Pakistan at Lahore in 1996-97.
# The 158-run unbroken stand is New Zealand's third highest for the sixth wicket in Tests in New Zealand.
# The run-rate of 2.56 runs per over is the second slowest in New Zealand in a partnership of 150 or more (minimum 200 balls). Australian pair Geoff Marsh and Wayne Phillips had made 168 for the second wicket off 419 balls - the run-rate being 2.40 - vs New Zealand at Auckland in March 1986.
Stats by Rajesh Kumar