India Vs New Zealand: Day 4 statistical highlights
Ahmedabad: Statistical highlights at the end of fourth day’s play in the first cricket Test between India and New Zealand here on Sunday.
Kane Williamson is the second NZ player after Bruce Taylor to post a century on debut against India.
Williamson became the eighth player to post a century a hundred for New Zealand on Test debut, joining Matthew Sinclair, Jackie Mills, Mark Greatbatch, Rodney Redmond, Scott Styris, Bruce Taylor and Lou Vincent.
Williamson’s brilliant innings is the second best by a New Zealander on Test debut - the highest being the 214 by Matthew Sinclair against West Indies at Wellington in December 1999.
Sachin Tendulkar (2004 at an average of 77.07 in 18 Tests - 30 innings) became the first Indian batsman to amass 2,000 runs under Dhoni’s captaincy.
Daniel Vettori is the first New Zealand all-rounder and the third to complete the double of 4,000 runs and 300 wickets in Tests.
Ian Botham had accomplished the double of 4,000 runs + 300 wickets in 72 games. Kapil Dev is next, having taken 97 games and Daniel Vettori 101.
Vettori became the fifth New Zealander to amass 4000 runs or more in Tests, joining Stephen Fleming (7172), Martin Crowe (5444), John Wright (5334) and Nathan Astle (4702).
With his last wicket in India’s first innings, Vettori had become the fourth all-rounder after Garry Sobers, Imran Khan and Kapil Dev to achieve the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets as captain - 1753 runs (ave.42.75) and 100 wickets (33.05) in 28 Tests.
Martin’s outstanding figures against India are his best on foreign soil, eclipsing the 5 for 37 against South Africa at Johannesburg in May 2006.
Martin’s bowling figures are the best by a New Zealand bowler at Motera.
New Zealand (459) have posted their highest total at Motera, surpassing the 340 in October 2003.
New Zealand have registered their third best total in India, next only to the 630 for six wickets declared at Mohali in 2003-04 and 462 for nine wickets declared at Kolkata in 1964-65.
India have lost five wickets for 15 runs in their second innings - their second-worst score at five down in their Test history. In the 1952 Oval Test against England, India had lost first five wickets for just six runs – Pankaj Roy, Hemu Adhikari, Vinoo Mankad, Vijay Manjrekar and Polly Umrigar.
Pragyan Ojha (4/107) has recorded his career-best bowling figures, surpassing the 4 for 115 against Sri Lanka at Colombo (PSS) in August 2010.
Virender Sehwag’s average of 29.40 in team’s second innings is not at all satisfactory. He averages 70.48 in the first innings.
Gautam Gambhir, in his last nine completed innings, has aggregated just 86 runs. Thanks to his lean spell, his average is below 50 at present - 49.92.
Gautam Gambhir has posted three ducks in his last five innings, making 0, 25, 0, 21 & 0. His fourth Test duck is his first against New Zealand.
Jeetan Patel (14) has registered his highest innings against India.
Gareth Hopkins’ 14 is his second best knock in Tests - his best is 15 against England at Trent Bridge in June 2008.
Suresh Raina’s second Test duck is his first against New Zealand.
Raina’s match aggregate (3 & 0) against New Zealand is his worst in a Test match.
Chris Martin has captured five wickets or more in an innings nine times in Tests. He has produced his best bowling performance against India - his first five-wicket haul.
As captain-cum-wicketkeeper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has equalled a record for most dismissals, effecting 60 catches + 10 stumpings in 35 innings. West Indian Gerry Alexander had a similar tally of 70 dismissals in 35 innings (18 Tests).
Kane Williamson (131 off 299 balls) has registered his maiden Test hundred apart from posting the highest by a New Zealand debutant on foreign soil, bettering the 107 by Scott Styris against West Indies at St. George’s on June 28, 2002.