Hamilton: Statistical highlights after the first day's play of the first Test between India and New Zealand on Wednesday.
Daniel Vettori's 118 off 164 balls is the third best by a No.8 batsman for New Zealand - the record at this batting position is also held by Vettori, scoring 127 against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2005.
Vettori's aforesaid innings is now the second best by any No.8 batsman against India. Imran Khan (Pakistan) had made 135 not out at Chepauk, Chennai in 1986-87.
Vettori's third hundred in Tests is his first against India.
Vettori posted his first ever hundred as skipper - his best score against India, eclipsing the 60 at Ahmedabad in October 2003.
Vettori's previous best as skipper was 94 against Bangladesh at Wellington in 2007-08.
Vettori is the fifth New Zealand captain to post a hundred against India, joining Graham Dowling, Geoff Howarth, Glenn Turner (two) and John Wright (two).
By taking Martin Guptill's catch, Rahul Dravid has now the same tally as Mark Waugh. Both now share a world record for most catches (181) in Tests.
Jesse Ryder has equalled a New Zealand Test record for most fifty-plus (4) in a row, joining , Bevan Congdon (twice), Jeremy Coney, Ken Rutherford, Martin Donnelly and Bert Sutcliffe.
Ryder in his previous three innings had made 89 against West Indies at Dunedin and 57 & 59 not out against West Indies at Napier, all three in 2008-09.
Ryder's 102 off 162 balls is his maiden century in Test Cricket, surpassing the 91 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in October 2008.
Ryder and Vettori were involved in a 186-run stand for the seventh wicket - New Zealand's best against India.
New Zealand's innings of 279 is the lowest total to include two centuries. Australia's 284 against West Indies at Brisbane in 1968-69 had two centurions - Bill Lawry 105 & Ian Chappell 117.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the fourth Indian wicketkeeper to complete the double of 1000 runs + 100 dismissals. Syed Kirmani (198), Kiran More (130) and Nayan Mongia (107) were the first three.
Dhoni's feat of accomplishing the wicketkeepers' double in 36 Tests is the fastest by an Indian.
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