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.