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).
First Published: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 00:00