India Vs New Zealand: Statistical Highlights

Ahmedabad: Statistical highlights at the end of third day’s play in the first cricket Test between India and New Zealand here on Saturday.

  • Jesse Ryder (103 off 205 balls) has recorded his third century in Tests (all three against India). He had posted a career best 201 against India at Napier in March 2009.
  • Ryder has batted extremely well against India, aggregating 430 at an average of 71.66, including three centuries.
  • Ryder is averaging 50-plus in Tests, aggregating 1001 at an average of 52.68, including three hundreds and four fifties, in 12 matches.
  • Ryder’s brilliant 103 off 205 balls is his highest innings on foreign soil, eclipsing the 91 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2008-09.
  • In calendar year 2010, Taylor is averaging 50.42 in seven innings (four Tests), aggregating 353 at a strike rate of 75.26, including one century.
  • Kane Williamson’s unbeaten 87 off 226 balls is his maiden fifty - the third best by a New Zelandeer on his Test debut against India.
  • Bruce Taylor had posted 105 at Kolkata in 1964-65 and Stephen Fleming 92 at Hamilton in 1993-94 on Test debut against India.
  • Ross Taylor (56 off 124 balls) has played brilliantly to post his tenth fifty in Tests - his first against India.
  • Taylor has batted brilliantly against India, aggregating 378 in four Tests (six innings) at an average of 63.00, including two centuries and one fifty.
  • Brendon McCullum has batted consistently in his last four innings, making 104 at Wellington, 5 & 51 at Hamilton - all three against Australia, followed by 65 against India on Saturday at Motera.
  • McCullum’s 17th half-century in Test Cricket is his second against India.
  • McCullum had played two excellent innings against India last year - 115 at Napier and 84 at Hamilton.
  • McCullum has averaged 75.50 this year, aggregating 453 runs in four Tests, including two centuries and two fifties.
  • Taylor and McCullum have batted extremely well, sharing a third wicket partnership of 104 - New Zealand’s second highest at Motera, next only to the 121 (unbroken) between Stephen Fleming and Craig Spearman in 1999-00.
  • Ryder and Williamson were associated in a 194-run stand for the fifth wicket - New Zealand’s best against India, bettering the 142 between James Franklin and Ross Taylor at Wellington last year.
  • The above partnership (194) is New Zealand’s best for the fifth wicket on foreign soil, bettering the 183 between Robert Anderson and Mark Burgess against Pakistan at Lahore in 1976-77.
  • The aforesaid stand is New Zealand’s second best for the fifth wicket, next only to the 222 between Nathan Astle and Craig McMillan against Zimbabwe at Wellington in December 2000.


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