New Zealand vs India: Statistical highlights from Day 1 of second Test
India dominated the first day of the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington. On a day that belonged to Ishant Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, here is a look at certain records made or broken in the match.
The first day of the second Test belonged to India as Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami shared all ten wickets to dismiss New Zealand for 192. Shikhar Dhawan hit an unbeaten 71 as India ended the day at 100/2. Here are the statistical highlights from the day's play:
# Shikhar Dhawan, for the first time, has posted successive innings of fifty-plus in Tests - 115 at Auckland and 71 not out at Wellington. (Dhawan 2nd Indian opener to score over fifty in Wellington)
# During the course of his superb Wellington knock, Dhawan has completed his 500 runs in seven Tests - his tally being 505 in ten innings at an average of 56.11, including two hundreds and a fifty.
# Dhawan is the first Indian opener to register a fifty in the first innings of the Wellington Test. Overall, he is the second Indian opener to record an innings of fifty-plus at Wellington. Gautam Gambhir had registered 167 in the second innings of the 2008-09 Test.
# Dhawan has managed 186 runs at an average of 93.00 in three innings - the highest by an Indian batsman in the present series.
# New Zealand (192) have recorded their third lowest score vs India at Basin Reserve, Wellington - the lowest being 100 in February 1981.
# Ishant Sharma (6/51) has produced his second five-wicket haul vs New Zealand - his fifth in Tests.
# Ishant's aforesaid performance is his career-best in Tests, obliterating the six for 55 vs West Indies at Bridgetown in 2011.
# Ishant's excellent figures of six for 51 are the best by an Indian pacer in a Test innings in New Zealand, bettering his own record of six for 134 at Auckland in the first Test of the present series. (Ishant sets record for Indian pacer in New Zealand)
# Ishant is the only Indian fast bowler to take six wickets in a Test innings in New Zealand and that too twice.
# Overall, two Indian bowlers have bagged six wickets or more in a Test innings in New Zealand twice - Erapalli Prasanna (Dunedin, 1967-68 and Auckland 1975-76 and Ishant Sharma.
# Ishant Sharma, with 15 wickets at an average of 14.20 in three innings, has set a record by an Indian medium-pacer in a Test series vs New Zealand, eclipsing the 13 wickets each taken by three bowlers - Ramakant Desai in 1964-65; Javagal Srinath in 1999-00 and Zaheer Khan in 2008-09.
# In terms of averages, the aforesaid performance is Ishant's best in a Test series (minimum two Tests).
# Ishant is the second Indian medium-pace bowler to capture five wickets or more in an innings twice vs New Zealand in New Zealand in Tests. Zaheer is the only one to produce three five-wicket hauls in Tests in New Zealand - two at Wellington and one at Hamilton. (Scorecard)
# Ishant is the eighth Indian bowler (the fourth medium-pacer) to complete 100 wickets or more in overseas Tests. (Day one report)
# Bradley-John Watling has recorded his fifth duck in Tests - his first vs India. (Highlights)
# Watling is averaging just 5.00 in three Tests vs India (20 in five innings, once not out) - his sequence of scores being 6 & 2 not out at Ahmedabad in November 2010; 1 & 11 at Auckland and 0 at Wellington in February 2014.
# Jimmy Neesham (33 off 35 balls) has produced strike rate of 94.28 - the highest by a New Zealand number eight batsman on Test debut. The said strike rate is the highest by any New Zealand batsman on Test debut vs India. (minimum 30)
# Mohammed Shami (4/70) has produced his best bowling performance away from home in Tests - his second best overall, next only to the 5 for 47 vs West Indies at Kolkata in November 2013. (Pics)
# Shami has completed 25 wickets (ave.25.88) in his first six Tests, including three instances of four wickets or more in an innings.
# For the first time in a completed Test innings, Zaheer Khan has failed to bag a single wicket vs New Zealand in New Zealand.
# For the twelfth time, all ten wickets have been captured by Indian fast bowlers in a Test innings.
# Dhawan and Pujara put on 87 - India's second highest for the second wicket vs New Zealand at Wellington, next only to the 170 between Rahul Dravid and Gautam Gambhir in April 2009.
(Stats courtesy Rajesh Kumar)