India vs New Zealand Test, Day 3: Statistics

Nagpur: Statistical highlights at the end of third day’s play in the third and final cricket Test between India and New Zealand here on Monday.

  • A first innings lead of 373 – the highest conceded by New Zealand to India, surpassing the 328 in the 1955-56 Chennai Test.
  • India (566/8 wickets declared) have recorded their second highest total against New Zealand – their highest is 583 for seven wickets declared at Ahmedabad in 1999-00.
  • India’s aforesaid score is the highest at Jamtha, outstripping South Africa’s 558 for six wickets declared in February 2010.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni has recorded his highest innings against New Zealand, eclipsing the 56 not out at Wellington in April 2009.
  • Dhoni has been dismissed in the nervous nineties for the third time in Tests – the first two instances were – 92 against England at The Oval in 2007 and 92 against Australia at Mohali in 2008-09.
  • Dhoni has become the third Indian captain to register two innings in the nervous nineties - the first two being Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.
  • Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar were associated in a 104-run stand for the third wicket – a record for India for this wicket-position at this venue.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni (98 off 156 balls) has registered his highest innings at Jamtha – his third half-century.
  • Dravid and Dhoni were involved in a 193-run partnership, equalling a record for India for the sixth wicket against New Zealand. Dilip Sardesai and Hanumant Singh were associated in a 193-run unbroken stand at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai in 1964-65.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the top run-scorer in Tests as captain-cum-wicketkeeper, amassing 1324 at an averge of 52.96 in 29 innings. His run-aggregate includes three hundreds and 10 fifties.
  • Andy Flower had made 1232 at an average of 49.28, including three centuries and seven fifties, in 30 innings as captain-cum-wicketkeeper.
  • Daniel Vettori has delivered 50 overs or more in an innings 18 times.
  • Vettori (58-7-178-3), for the third time in a Test innings, has conceded 175 or more in an innings. Only once he has conceded 200 runs in an innings - 57-5-200-4 against India at Ahmedabad in 1999-2000.
  • Rahul Dravid (191 off 396 balls) has posted his sixth hundred against New Zealand – his 31st century – a record in India-New Zealand Tests.
  • Daniel Vettori’s tally of 14 wickets at an average of 36.57 in three Tests is his best in a Test series against India, surpassing his previous best tally – 12 (ave. 45.25) in three Tests in 1999-00.
  • Harbhajan Singh is now the first number eight player to aggregate 300 runs in a Test rubber, amassing 315 at an average of 105.00, including two centuries and one fifty.
  • Dravid’s tally of six centuries versus New Zealand is bettered only by Pakistan’s Javed Miandad (seven).
  • Dravid’s run-aggregate of 1659 in 15 Tests at an average of 63.80 against New Zealand has been bettered by Javed Miandad in Test cricket – 1919 at an averge of 79.95.
  • Sachin has recorded his best tally in a calendar year, totalling 1396 (ave.82.11), including six hundreds and five fifties, in 12 Tests. His previous highest run-aggregate in a calendar year was – 1392 runs in 16 Tests at an average of 55.68, including four hundreds and five fifties.
  • Andy McKay has become the eleventh bowler to bag Sachin Tendulkar’s wicket as his first – a record in Tests.
  • Dravid’s run-aggregate of 1659 (ave.63.80), including six hundreds and six fifties, in 15 Tests is a record in India-New Zealand Tests.
  • Just six players have recorded more centuries than Dravid - Sachin Tendulkar (49), Ricky Ponting (39), Jacques Kallis (37), Sunil Gavaskar (34), Brian Lara (34) and Steve Waugh (32).