India VS New Zealand: Statistical Highlights
Nagpur: Statistical highlights at the end of third and final cricket Test between India and New Zealand here on Tuesday.
New Zealand’s loss at Jamtha is their fifth largest in Tests - their biggest being by an innings and 324 runs to Pakistan at Lahore in 2001-02.
Harbhajan Singh has received the Player of the series award for the fourth time.
Harbhajan (378) has overtaken Malcolm Marshall’s tally of 376. He is now 13th in the list of top wicket-takers in the history of Test cricket.
For the first time, Harbhajan has amassed 300 runs (315 at 105.00) and taken 10 wickets at 42.00 runs apiece in a Test series.
Harbhajan has become the fourth all-rounder to complete 300 runs and bag ten wickets in a three-Test series, joining West Indian, Sir Gary Sobers, Pakistan’s Mushtaq Mohammad and New Zealand’s Chris Cairns.
Daniel Vettori is the leading wicket-taker in the just conclude series - 14 at 36.57. He is followed by Pragyan Ojha - 12 at 37.41 and Harbhajan - 10 at 42.00.
Virender Sehwag is the top run-scorer in the series - 398 at an average of 99.50, including one century and three fifties. He is followed by Brendon McCullum (370), Rahul Dravid (341) and Harbhajan (315).
India’s superb win by an innings and 198 runs is their biggest over New Zealand, bettering their victory by an innings and 109 runs at Chennai in 1955-56.
India’s win at Jamtha, Nagpur is their third biggest in Tests, next only to the innings and 239 runs against Bangladesh at Mirpur in 2007 and by an innings and 219 runs against Australia at Kolkata in 1997-98.
India’s win by 1-0 is their ninth series win against New Zealand.
Rahul Dravid has received the Man of the Match award for the tenth time.
Dravid has got two Man of the Match awards against New Zealand.
In the 2003-04 Ahmedabad Test, Dravid had got his first MOM award against New Zeland for registering 222 and 73.
Tim Southee (38 & 31), has posted 30-plus in each innings of a Test match for the first time.