Wellington Test: Day 1 statistical highlights

Updated: 06 April 2009 08:48 IST

Statistical highlights after the first day's play of the third Test between India and New Zealand on Friday.

Wellington Test: Day 1 statistical highlights

Wellington:

Statistical highlights after the first day's play of the third Test between India and New Zealand on Friday.

  • India's 375 for 9 is their highest ever score on the first day of a Test match, eclipsing their 372 for seven against South Africa at Bloemfontein in 2001-02.

  • India (375/9) posted their highest ever total on the first day of a Test match in New Zealand, surpassing their 270 (all out) at Christchurch in 1975-76.

  • India's aforesaid total is the best ever by any team on the first day of a Test match at Basin Reserve, outstripping Australia's 372 for four in 1973-74.

  • India's aforesaid total is their highest ever on the first day of a Test match against New Zealand, obliterating their 311 for three in the 1999-00 Ahmedabad Test.

  • India's 376 for nine is their highest ever at Basin Reserve, Wellington, bettering their 356 in their second innings in 1998-99.

  • Sachin Tendulkar, for the first time in a Test series in New Zealand, has aggregated 300 runs - 335 runs at an average of 83.75, including one century and two fifties (strike rate:61.92).

  • Sachin's aggregate is now the best by an Indian batsman in New Zealand, surpassing Ajit Wadekar's 328 (ave.46.86) in the four-Test series in New Zealand in 1967-68.

  • Sachin's previous best performance in a Test series in New Zealand was in 1998-99 when he had amassed 227 in three innings at an average of 75.66, including one century and one fifty. (Strike rate: 71.83).

  • Sachin is the leading run-getter in the present series on either side. Jesse Ryder (NZ) has the next best tally - 324 (ave.108.00).

  • Gautam Gambhir (278), Rahul Dravid (254) and VVS Laxman (234) are the next three run-getters for India.

  • Sachin has aggregated 1397 at an average of 53.73 in 19 Tests, including four centuries and seven fifties, against New Zealand - the most by an Indian batsman against New Zealand.

  • During the course of his 53rd fifty (62 off 85 balls), Sachin became the first Indian player to aggregate 800 runs in New Zealand - 833 at an average of 52.06, including two centuries and five fifties, in eleven Tests.

  • Sachin is the leading Indian run-getter at Basin Reserve, Wellington - 281 in five innings at an average of 56.20, including one century and two fifties. His aggregate is the fourth best against New Zealand at this venue. Only Greg Chappell - 380 (ave.380.00), Steve Waugh - 302 (ave.60.40), Brian Lara - 291 (ave.58.20) have made more runs than Sachin against New Zealand at this venue.

  • Sachin's second successive fifty at Basin Reserve is his second best innings at this venue, next only to the 113 off 151 balls in 1998-99.

  • Playing in his 90th overseas Test, Sachin posted his 30th fifty away from home.

  • Virender Sehwag (48 off 51 balls) registered his highest score in New Zealand, bettering his 34 at Napier last week.

  • Sehwag, in seven Tests (twelve innings) against New Zealand, has aggregated only 345 runs at an average of 28.75, including one century - 130 off 225 balls at Mohali in October 2003.

  • In New Zealand, Sehwag's performance so far is below average - 168 in eight innings (5 Tests) at an average of 21.00 (strike rate: 94.38).

  • Overall, Sehwag's 48 is his second best score against New Zealand.

  • The 73-run stand between Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir is India's first fifty-plus partnership for the first wicket in New Zealand after 15 years.

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu and Nayan Mongia had put on 102 for the first wicket at Hamilton in March 1994. After a gap of twelve innings, the 73-run partnership for the first wicket is the first stand of fifty-plus for India in New Zealand.

  • Sehwag-Gambhir pair became the first Indian opening pair to put on a partnership of fifty at Basin Reserve, Wellington - the previous highest for India for this wicket-position in previous ten innings was 43 by Abid Ali and Farokh Engineer in February/March 1968.

  • Gambhir (23) has played 21 double-digit innings in succession, equalling an Indian record, held by VVS Laxman.

  • Dravid and Tendulkar were involved in a stand of 90 - India's first partnership of fifty or more for the third wicket at Basin Reserve, Wellington - the previous highest for India for this wicket-position was 38 between Dravid and Sourav Ganguly in December 1998.

  • VVS Laxman is averaging 1.33 at Basin Reserve, Wellington, his sequence of scores being 0 & 0 (PAIR OF SPECTACLES) in December 2002 and 4 on April 3, 2009.

  • Rahul Dravid (35 off 114 balls) posted his second best score at Basin Reserve, Wellington - his highest being 76 in December 2002.

  • Harbhajan Singh (60 off 78 balls) registered his highest score against New Zealand, bettering his 20 at Hamilton in December 2002.

  • Harbhajan's previous four innings at Wellington were 1 & 1 in 1998-99 and 0 & 1 in 2002-03.

  • Harbhajan's first fifty against New Zealand is his seventh in Tests.

  • Of his seven fifties, five have been recorded by Harbhajan away from home.

  • Harbhajan's 60 is his fourth best innings - his top three being 66 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in June 2001; 63 against Australia at Sydney in January 2008 and 63 against Australia at Adelaide in January 2008.

  • Harbhajan became the third No.8 batsman for India to post a fifty in New Zealand - the first two batsmen being Syed Kirmani - 78 at Auckland in March 1981 and 73 by Kiran More at Napier in February 1990.

  • Harbhajan is averaging 31.33 in the series - 94 in three innings (strike rate: 81.03).

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni (52) posted his first fifty against New Zealand - his 15th in Tests.

  • During the course of his aforesaid fifty, Dhoni has completed his 1,000 runs away from home - 1004 at an average of 34.62, including one century and five fifties in 20 Tests.

  • Dhoni is averaging 53.77 as captain - 484 in ten innings (7 Tests), including six fifties.

  • Dhoni and Harbhajan put on 79 runs for the seventh wicket - India's second best for this wicket-position at Wellington - the best being 116 between Brijesh Patel and Syed Kirmani in February 1976.

  • Three fifty-plus innings have been recorded for India in the Wellington Test for the first time. In fact, India could never manage more than a fifty-plus in an innings at Basin Reserve.

  • Zaheer Khan (33) has recorded his second best score against New Zealand - his best being 51 not out at Hamilton in March 2009.

  • Zaheer Khan is averaging 46.00 in the present series - 92 in three innings with a strike rate of 122.66.

  • Ishant Sharma (15 not out) has posted his highest score against New Zealand, surpassing his 6 at Hamilton in the present series.

  • Munaf Patel (14 not out) has recorded his career-best score in Tests, eclipsing his 13 against West Indies at Basseterre in June 2006.



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