India beat New Zealand: Day 4 Statistical Highlights

Updated: 26 August 2012 19:46 IST

Powered by R Ashwin's heroic bowling, India registered a massive win against New Zealand - an innings and 115 runs - on Sunday. A look at the statistical highlights from the fourth and final day's play.

India beat New Zealand: Day 4 Statistical Highlights
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Powered by R Ashwin's heroic bowling, India registered a massive win against New Zealand - an innings and 115 runs - on Sunday. A look at the statistical highlights from the fourth and final day's play.

# Ravichandran Ashwin, in his first seven Tests, has taken his tally to 43 at 26.83 runs apiece, including four instances of five wickets or more in an innings - the most by an Indian bowler, outstripping Narendra Hirwani's tally of 42 at an average of 20.71 in the first seven Tests.

# Ashwin has claimed five wickets or more in each innings of a Test match (6/31 & 6/54) for the first time.  He is also the only bowler to perform the feat in a Test match for India against New Zealand.

# For the first time, Ashwin (12/85) has bagged ten wickets or more in a Test match.  His previous best figures being 9 for 128 against West Indies at Feroz Shah Kotla in November 2011.

# Ashwin's superb performance is the best by an Indian bowler against New Zealand in a Test match, outstripping  Srinivas Venkataraghavan's 12 for 152 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi in 1964-65.  Besides these two bowlers, Erapalli Prasanna (11/140 at Auckland in 1975-76) and Anil Kumble (10/134 at Kanpur in 1999-00) are the Indian bowlers to have claimed ten wickets or more in a Test match against New Zealand.

# Only Courtney Walsh had recorded better figures than Ashwin against New Zealand - 13 for 55 in the 1994-95 Wellington Test.

# Ashwin has got his third Man of the Match award in Tests.

# India's convincing victory by an innings and 115 runs is their second largest over New Zealand - the biggest being by an innings & 198 runs at Nagpur in 2010-11.

# India, in all, have won four Tests by an innings margin against New Zealand - the other two being by an innings & 109 runs at Chennai and by an innings & 27 runs at Mumbai (BS) - both in 1955-56

# Virender Sehwag took four catches in a Test match against New Zealand for the first time.

# Kane Williamson's splendid 52 is his second fifty against India - his fifth in Tests.

# Chris Martin has posted his 35th duck, equalling Glenn McGrath's tally. Only Courtney Walsh has recorded more ducks (43) than Martin

# Martin's tally of seven Pairs is an unwanted world record in Tests.  

# Virat Kohli, for the first time, has held four catches in a Test match.

# In ten Indian victories, Pragyan Ojha has captured 53 wickets at 26.98 runs apiece

# New Zealand have lost their last seven wickets for 26 runs - their worst performance against India in a Test match.

# For the third time in a Test match against New Zealand, 18 wickets have been taken by Indian spinners in a Test match - the first two Tests were Nagpur, 1969-70 and Mumbai 1976-77

# Zaheer has failed to take a single wicket in an Indian win for the first time.

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