Hyderabad: Statistical highlights at the end of fifth and final day’s play in the second cricket Test between India and New Zealand here on Tuesday.
Brendon McCullum has become the first batsman to complete 300 runs in the present series.
McCullum became the fifth New Zealander to record a double hundred away from home, joining Stephen Fleming (three), Glenn Turner (two), Bert Sutcliffe and Martin O’Donnelly.
McCullum’s brilliant match-saving knock is the third highest in the third innings of the match in India. VVS Laxman had played an excellent 281 against Australia at Kolkata in March 2001 and Andy Flower - an unbeaten 232 for Zimbabwe at Nagpur in November 2000.
McCullum has received the Man of the Match award for the second time in his Test career.
McCullum (225) has recorded his first double century in Tests, bettering the 185 against Bangladesh at Hamilton in February this year.
With two successive drawn games, Mahendra Singh Dhoni now enjoys a success percentage of 60.00 - 12 wins, two losses and six drawn games out of 20 played.
The recently concluded Hyderabad Test is the eighth drawn game out of the last nine played between New Zealand and India on Indian soil.
Virender Sehwag is the leading run-scorer in the present rubber, amassing 324 at an averge of 108.00, including one century and two fifties.
Sehwag has recorded his 25th fifty (54 not out) in Tests - his second against New Zealand.
Sehwag has aggregated 1228 (ave.68.22) in just eleven Tests this year, including five hundreds and six fifties.
Sehwag has taken his tally of sixes to 83. His tally is the fifth highest in Tests - the top four being Adam Gilchrist (100), Brian Lara (88), Chris Cairns (87) and Vivian Richards (84).
New Zealand (448 for eight wickets declared) have recorded their highest total in the third match innings in India.
A new record has been established for the highest match-aggregate between India and New Zealand on Indian soil - 1338 runs for the loss of 28 wickets, eclipsing the 1321 for 27 wickets at Ahmedabad in October 2003.
Brendon McCullum has made 300 runs in a series for the first time, aggregating 305 (ave.101.66), including one century and one fifty.
McCullum is the third New Zealand opener to post double hundred against India. He has joined Graham Dowling (239 at Christchurch in 1967-68) and Bert Sutclife (230 not out at Delhi in 1955-56).
Overall, McCullum is the fourth batsman to register a double century for New Zealand against India. Jesse Ryder had posted 201 at Napier in March 2009.
First Published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 00:00