New Zealand vs West Indies stats: Ross Taylor slams first double century in Tests

Updated: 04 December 2013 11:42 IST

Ross Taylor is the third New Zealand player to post a double century vs West Indies in Tests.

New Zealand vs West Indies stats: Ross Taylor slams first double century in Tests
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Ross Taylor# New Zealand (609 for nine wickets declared) have established their record total against West Indies in Tests, outstripping the 543 for three wickets declared at Georgetown in April 1972. (Scorecard)

# New Zealand have registered four totals of 600 or more in Tests - twice vs India and once each vs Sri Lanka and the West Indies - their highest being 671 for four vs Sri Lanka at Wellington in January/February 1991. (Day 2 report)

# New Zealand have recorded the first ever total of 500 or more at University Oval, Dunedin, obliterating their 460 for nine wickets declared vs England in March 2013.

# Brendon McCullum's strike rate of 84.32 (113 off 134 balls) is his second highest in a score of 100 or more, next only to the 99.10 (111 off 112 balls) vs Zimbabwe at Harare in August 2005.

# Ross Taylor (217 not out off 319 balls) has posted a career-best score in Tests, obliterating the 154 not out vs England at Manchester in May 2008.

# Taylor's strike rate of 68.02 is the third highest by a New Zealand batsman in Tests (minimum 200 runs) - the highest being 132.14 by Nathan Astle, during his innings of 222 off 168 balls vs England at Christchurch in March 2002.

# The aforesaid innings is Taylor's third score of 150 or more in Tests - his only other innings being 151 vs India at Napier in March 2009.

# Taylor has established a record for the highest individual innings at University Oval, Dunedin, eclipsing the 171 by Hamish Rutherford for New Zealand vs England in March 2013.

# Taylor is the third New Zealand player to post a double century vs West Indies in Tests, joining Glenn Turner - 259 at Georgetown and 223 not out at Kingston between February and April 1972 and Matthew Sinclair - 214 at Wellington in December 1999.

# Of the 17 double centuries scored for New Zealand, three have been recorded by Stephen Fleming - a record for New Zealand, followed by two each by Glenn Turner and Matthew Sinclair.

# Both Martin Crowe and Ross Taylor now share a New Zealand record for recording a similar average (45.36) in Tests (minimum qualification: 1500 runs).

# The 195-run stand between Taylor and Brendon McCullum is a fourth-wicket partnership record for New Zealand vs West Indies in Tests, eclipsing the 189 between Astle and Sinclair at Wellington in December 1999.

# The aforesaid partnership is a New Zealand record for any wicket at University Oval, Dunedin in Tests.

# Neil Wagner (37 off 40 balls) has posted a career-best score in Tests, eclipsing the 27 vs England at Leeds in May 2013.

Stats courtesy: Rajesh Kumar

Topics : Cricket Bangladesh New Zealand Pakistan Ravi Rampaul MS Dhoni Gary Kirsten Ross Taylor
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