India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Statistical Highlights
Bangalore: Statistical highlights on the fourth day of the second cricket Test between India and New Zealand on Monday.
India (262/5) have recorded their third highest fourth innings successful chase in India, behind the 387 for four against England in Chennai in 2008-09 and 276 for five against West Indies in Delhi in 2011-12.
India`s above score is their fifth highest fourth innings successful chase in Test Cricket -- the highest is 406 for four against the West Indies at Port of Spain in 1975-76.
India enjoy 100% winning record against New Zealand at Bangalore, winning all three -- by 172 runs in 1988-89; by 8 wickets in 1995-96 and by 5 wickets in 2012.
India`s 2-0 series win is their third in a row against New Zealand -- their previous two series wins being 1-0 in 2008-09 in New Zealand and 1-0 in 2010-11 in India.
Only once before India had won three successive series against against New Zealand -- 2-0 in 1955-56 in India, 1-0 in 1964-65 in India and 3-1 in 1967-68 in New Zealand.
India have won three Tests in succession against New Zealand -- by an innings and 198 runs at Nagpur in 2010-11 followed by an innings and 115 runs at Hyderabad and by 5 wickets at Bangalore.
India had first won three Tests in a row for the first time against New Zealand in the 1960s -- by 8 wickets at Wellington, by 272 runs at Auckland in 1967-68 and by 60 runs at Mumbai in 1968-69.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played four successive innings of 45 or more against New Zealand -- 98 at Nagpur in 2010-11; 73 at Hyderabad and 62 & 48 not out at Bangalore in the just concluded series.
Dhoni is averaging 60-plus against New Zealand -- 482 runs in 10 innings, including five fifties, at an average of 60.25.
In Indian wins, Dhoni is averaging 49.57 -- 1636 runs in 40 innings, including three centuries and 12 fifties.
Dhoni`s impressive winning % of 48.71 is the best amongst the Indian captain (minimum five Tests) -- 19 wins, 10 defeats and 10 drawn games out of 39 played.
The five-wicket win at Bangalore is India`s 14th out of 20 played at home under Dhoni`s leadership -- the most by an Indian captain on Indian soil, overtaking Mohammad Azharuddin`s tally of 13 wins in 20 Tests.
The unbroken match-winning 96-run sixth wicket partnership between Dhoni and Kohli is India`s third highest in the fourth innings of a Test match -- the highest is 136 between Sachin Tendulkar and Nayan Mongia against Pakistan at Chennai in January 1999.
Sachin Tendulkar has totalled 1590 runs at an average of 37.85 in 57 innings -- a record for most runs in the fourth innings in Tests, bettering Rahul Dravid`s tally of 1575 (ave. 40.38) in 57 innings.
Tendulkar has been dismissed `bowled` in three innings in a row -- a dubious distinction recorded by him for the second time in Tests -- the first instance was against England in England in 2002 when he was bowled by Matthew Hoggard, Dominic Cork and Michael Vaughan.
Only Rahul Dravid (55) and Allan Border (53) are ahead of Tendulkar`s tally of 51 `bowled` dismissals.
Suresh Raina has recorded his sixth duck in Tests -- his second against New Zealand.
Virat Kohli has posted five innings of fifty or more in succession in Tests in India -- 52 & 63 against the West Indies in Mumbai in 2011-12 followed by 58 at Hyderabad, 103 & 51 not out at Bangalore -- all three in the series against New Zealand.
Kohli enjoys an outstanding record in Tests in India -- his tally being 327 at an average of 81.75. He became the sixth Indian player to post a hundred and a fifty in a Test match against New Zealand. Rahul Dravid had registered the said feat twice, including a century in each innings once.
Kohli has got his first Man of the Match award for posting two excellent knocks. He has registered a hundred and a fifty in the same Test match for the first time.
His aggregate of 154 (103 & 51 not out) is his best in a Test match, bettering the 138 (116 & 22) against Australia at Adelaide in January this year.
Kohli`s run aggregate of 212 (ave. 106.00) is bettered only by Cheteshwar Pujara`s 216 in the present series.
Zaheer Khan has become the eighth Indian bowler to complete 100 wickets or more in India.
Pujara has top-scored in the series -- 216 at an average of 72.00 in three innings, including a hundred -- his best performance in a Test series.
Ravichandran Ashwin has been adjudged the Player of the Series for capturing 18 wickets at 13.11 runs apiece -- the most by a bowler in the series.
Besides his excellent bowling performance, he has totalled 69 runs at an average of 69.00 as a batsman.
Ashwin`s Player of the Series award is his second in Tests -- the first was for his superb tally of 22 wickets at 22.90 runs apiece and making 121 (ave. 40.33) against the West Indies in India in 2011-12.
Ashwin, in four Indian victories, is averaging 17.74, claiming 31 wickets, including four instances of five wickets or more and one instance of ten wickets in a Test match.
Sehwag and Gambhir were associated in a stand of 77 -- India`s first fifty-plus partnership in 12 innings in Tests.
Sehwag, with one six today, took his sixes` tally to 89, bettering Brian Lara`s tally of 88. Only Adam Gilchrist (100) and Jacques Kallis (92) have posted more sixes than Sehwag in Tests.