India posted a daunting 1st innings total of 438 and replied by claiming five New Zealand wickets at stumps on Day 2 to take control of the opening Test in Hyderabad, on Friday.
# Virat Kohli took three catches in a Test innings for the first time.Â With another catch, he would emulate the feats of Ajit Wadekar and Srinivas Venkataraghavan, who had taken four catches each in an innings in New Zealand-India Tests.
# Dhoni and Pujara have added 127 - the third highest for the sixth wicket for India against New Zealand.
# The above stand is the highest sixth wicket partnership at Uppal.
# Jeetan Patel (4/100) has recorded his best bowling figures against India.
# Patel has claimed four wickets or more in an inningsÂ once each against three nations -Â 5/110 vs West Indies
at Napier in December 2008, 4/78 vs Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC in August 2009 and vs India.
# Patel's aforesaid performance is the second best by a New Zealander at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, behind the 5 for 135 by Daniel Vettori in November 2010.
# India (438) have recorded their second highest total at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium - the highest is 472 against New Zealand in 2010-11.
# Pujara's marvellous 159 is the second highest score at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal - the highest is 225 by Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) against India in November 2010.
# Pujara's above innings is the seventh highest first hundred by an Indian player in Tests.
# Kane Williamson (32) is averaging 40.66 against India - 244 runs in six innings, including a hundred and a fifty
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 73 is his fourth fifty against New Zealand - his 25th overall.
# Dhoni enjoys an impressive record against New Zealand -372 runs in eight innings at an average of 53.14.
# Zaheer Khan has recorded his 26th duck in Tests - an Indian record.Â His tally of five ducks is the most in India-New Zealand Tests
# Courtney Walsh (43), Glenn McGrath (35), Shane Warne (34), Chris Martin (33), Muttiah Muralitharan (33), Curtly Ambrose (26), Mervyn Dillon (26), Zaheer Khan (26) and Danish Kaneria (25) are the batsmen with most ducks in Tests.
# Trent Boult (3/93) has claimed three wickets in a Test innings three times - once each against India, Australia and the West Indies.