New Zealand vs England, 1st Test, Day 4: Statistical highlights

Updated: 09 March 2013 14:13 IST

New Zealand piled up a huge lead over England while Alastair Cook and Nick Compton scored crucial hundred for the visitors on Day 4 of the Dunedin Test. Here are few of the statistical highlights from the day's play.

New Zealand vs England, 1st Test, Day 4: Statistical highlights

New Zealand piled up a huge lead over England while Alastair Cook and Nick Compton scored crucial hundred for the visitors on Day 4 of the Dunedin Test. Here are few of the statistical highlights from the day's play.

# New Zealand's first-innings lead of 293 is their third-highest in a Test match against England. The highest is 298 in the 1973 Lord's Test, and the next-best 297 in the 1999 Old Trafford Test. Both those Tests could not produce results.

# Brendon McCullum (74 off 59 balls) has posted his highest score as captain, bettering the 51 against South Africa at Cape Town in January 2013.

# McCullum's 26th fifty in Tests is his seventh against England.

# McCullum has completed his half century of sixes.  His tally of 51 is the third highest by a New Zealander in Tests, joining Chris Cairns (87) and Craig McMillan (54).

# McCullum is the only New Zealander to manage 500 fours (515) and fifty sixes (51) in Tests.

# McCullum's strike rate of 125.42 is his career-best in a Test innings (minimum 50).

# McCullum's aforesaid strike rate is the sixth highest by a New Zealander against England (minimum fifty) in Tests - the highest being 192.50 by Tim Southee during his innings of 77 not out off 40 balls against England at Napier in March 2008.

# Southee's aforesaid strike rate is a world record for any batsman scoring 75 or more in a Test innings.  

# McCullum and Martin were involved in a 77-run stand - New Zealand's sixth highest eighth-wicket stand against England in Tests.

# Nick Compton has posted his highest Test score - his maiden hundred, eclipsing the 57 against India at Kolkata in December 2012.

# Compton's century is the 100th for England against New Zealand in Tests.

# Cook and Compton have shared a stand of 231 -  England's highest opening stand against New Zealand in New Zealand in Tests, surpassing the 129 between Chris Broad and Martyn Moxon at Wellington in March 1988.

# The aforesaid stand, in fact, is England's highest for the first wicket against New Zealand, outstripping the 223 between Graeme Fowler and Chris Tavare at The Oval in July 1983.  Only two double century stands for the first wicket have been recorded for England against New Zealand in Tests.

# Overall, 18 stands of 200 or more have been recorded for the first wicket for England in Tests.  The 231-run partnership is England's eighth highest for the first wicket in Tests.

# In ten innings between them Cook and Compton have recorded five partnerships of fifty or more. Their three century stands include two against India - one each at Ahmedabad and Kolkata.

# Cook has completed his 1000 runs in just seven Tests as captain - 1030 at an average of 85.83, including six hundreds - the most hundreds by any batsman after seven Tests as captain.


# Cook has recorded his first hundred against New Zealand - his 24th in Tests.  Wally Hammond, Colin Cowdrey, Geoff Boycott and Kevin Pietersen share the second spot with regard to most Test hundreds for England.

# For the second time against New Zealand and the 13th time in Tests, both the England openers have recorded hundreds in the same Test innings.  In the 1983 Oval Test against New Zealand, both Fowler and Tavare had registered hundreds in the second innings.

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