A splendid and unbeaten 119 from Cheteshwar Pujara took India to 307/5 against New Zealand on Day 1 of the opening Test. A look at the statistical highlights from the day.
# For the fifth time against New Zealand, India (307/5) have made 300 runs or more on the first day of a Test.
# Virat Kohli (58) has recorded his fourth fifty in Tests - his third in India.
# Kohli's aforesaid fifty is his third score of 50-plus in his last four innings.
# Cheteshwar Pujara (119 not out) has posted his first century in Tests.
# Pujara has become the second Indian batsman (Harbhajan Singh - 111 not out off 116 balls against New Zealand inÂ 2010) to register a hundred at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal
# Sehwag and Gambhir became the first Indian opening pair and the fifth in the history of Test cricket to aggregate 4,000 partnership runs or moreÂ - 4028 at an average of 53.00 in 79 innings. Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes (WI) holds a record with 6482, followed by Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer (Australia) - 5655, Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss (England) - 4711 and Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) - 4469.
# In their last ten partnerships, an Indian opening pair could not put up a stand of 50 or more in Tests.
# Kohli and Pujara were associated in a partnership of 125 - the highest fourth wicket stand at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal.
# The above partnership is the highest put on by Kohli in his Test career.Â The only other century stand shared by him in Tests is 114 for the sixth wicket with Wriddhiman Saha against Australia in January this year.