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  • Nagpur Test: India vs New Zealand, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights

    - India won this test by an innings and 198 runs providing India's third innings victory over New Zealand. Other two occasions are – at Chennai in Jan 1956 {by an innings and 109 runs} and at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 1955 {by an innings and 27 runs}.

     

    - It is interesting to note that the innings win against New Zealand came after 53 years and 11 months.

     

    - India's victory by an innings and 198 runs in this test represent India's 16th win over New Zealand – the break up of which read thus – three times by an innings margin, five times by runs margin and eight times by wickets margin.

     

    - India's win by an innings and 198 runs in this test represent the 12th occasion of India registering a win by an innings against various oppositions.

     

    - India's win by an innings and 198 runs in this test represent the third largest innings victory in terms of runs. The other two are – vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in May 2007 {by innings and 239 runs} and vs Australia at Kolkata in Mar 1998 {by innings and 219

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  • Nagpur Test: India vs New Zealand, Day 3 – Statistical Highlights

    - R Dravid and MS Dhoni added 193 runs for the sixth wicket in this test providing the 56th occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against New Zealand.  This stand represents the fourth occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the sixth wicket against New Zealand. Other three occasions are – 123 between VL Manjerkar and RG Nadkarni at Delhi in Dec 1955, 193* between Hanumanth Singh and DN Sardesai at Mumbai {BS} in Mar 1965 and 115 between  SR Tendulkar and MS Dhoni at Hamilton in Mar 2009.

     

    - R Dravid and MS Dhoni added 193 runs for the sixth wicket in this test providing the 85th three figure partnership for R Dravid.

     

    - R Dravid scored his 31st hundred when he made 191 in this test providing the 45th hundred by an Indian batsman against New Zealand.

     

    - His hundred in this test provides his sixth hundred against New Zealand. The other five hundreds are - 190 at Hamilton in Jan 1999: 103* at Hamilton in Jan 1999: 144 at Mohall in Oct

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  • Nagpur Test: India vs New Zealand, Day 2 – Statistical Highlights

    - New Zealand were all out for 193 in the first innings providing the 20th occasion of New Zealand dismissed all out for less than 200 runs in an innings against India. It provides the fifth occasion of New Zealand dismissed for a total of less than 200 runs when it has batted in the first innings of a test match. The other four occasions are - 186 at Wellington in Feb 1968 : 181 at Hyd-LBS in Oct 1969 : 187 at Hamilton in Mar 1994 and 145 at Bangalore in Oct 1995.

     

    - G Gambhir {78}, V Sehwag {74}, R Dravid {69*} and SR Tendulkar {57*} scored fifties providing the tenth occasion of first four batsman scoring fifties in a test innings. India's feat is the second such occasion against New Zealand, the first being at Mohali in Oct 1999 - DJ Gandhi {75}, S Ramesh {73}, R Dravid {144} and SR Tendulkar {126*}. Note : SC Ganguly also scored 64 not out in this innings making it first five batsmen scoring fifties.

     

    - G Gambhir {78}, V Sehwag {74}, R Dravid {69*} and SR Tendulkar {57*} scored

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  • Nagpur Test: India vs New Zealand, Day 1 – Statistical Highlights

    - New Zealand capped AJ McKay for this test. He became the 248th cricketer to represent New Zealand in tests. He became the 22nd New Zealand cricketer to make test debut against India.

     

    - New Zealand won the toss in this test and batted first providing the 19th occasion of New Zealand winning the toss and batting first against India in India-New Zealand test series.

     

    - JD Ryder 's 59 in this test is his sixth test half century and ninth fifty. It also represents the 132nd occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a fifty  and 95th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a half century against India.

     

    - Harbhajan Singh captured his 375th test wicket when he claimed the wicket of JD Ryder caught by SK Raina for 59. He became the 14th bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 375 plus wickets. He became the third Indian bowler to capture 375 plus test wickets after A Kumble {619} and N Kapil Dev {434}.

     

    - At the end of the first day of the test, Harbhjan Singh has conceded

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  • Pakistan vs South Africa: 1st Test at Dubai – Statistical Highlights

    - Dubai International Stadium became the 101st ground to host a test match. It became the second ground after Sharjah to host a test match in United Arab Emirates.

     

    - Misbah-ul-Haq led Pakistan in this test. He became the 29th captain to lead Pakistan in tests.

     

    - Pakistan capped Adnan Akmal for this test. He became the 200th cricketer to represent Pakistan in tests. He became the ninth Pakistan cricketer to make his test debut against South Africa.

     

    - Adnan Akmal became the 18th wicket keeper batsman to represent Pakistan in tests. He became the first Pakistan wicket keeper to make his debut against South Africa in tests.

     

    - Adnan Akmal became the 16th cricketer to make his debut in a test played at a neutral venue. He is the fourth Pakistan cricketer to make his debut at a neutral venue. Others are – Naved Latif vs West Indies at Sharjah in Jan 2002, Azhar Ali vs Australia at Lord's in Jul 2010 and Umar Amin vs Australia at Lord's in Jul 2010.

     

    - Three or more brothers playing

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  • Hyderabad Test: India vs New Zealand, Day 5 – Statistical Highlights

    - BB McCullum scored 225 in this test which represents the 298th double hundred in tests. This knock represents the 16th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a double hundred in tests.

     

    - BB McCullum scored 225 in this test which represents the 100th double hundred by an opening batsman in tests. This knock represents the sixth occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a double hundred in tests. The other five occasions are - 230* by B Sutcliffe vs India at Delhi in Dec 1955, 239 by GT Dowling vs India at Christchurch in Feb 1968, 223* by GM Turner vs West Indies at Kingston in Feb 1972, 259 by GM Turner vs West Indies at Georgetown in Apr 1972 and 267* by BA Young vs Sri Lanka at Dunedin in Mar 1997.

     

    - BB McCullum 's 225 in this test represent the 42nd occasion of a batsman scoring a double hundred against India. His knock represents the eleventh occasion of an opening batsman scoring a double hundred in tests against India. His knock represents the third double hundred

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  • Hyderabad Test: India vs New Zealand, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights

    - Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth added 105 runs for the tenth wicket in this Test to provide the 20th occasion of a three figure partnership for the tenth wicket in the annals of Test cricket.

     

    - Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth added 105 runs for the tenth wicket in this Test to provide the third occasion of a three figure partnership for the tenth wicket by Indian batsmen in the annals of Test cricket. The other two occasions are - 109 runs between HR Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed vs Pakistan at Delhi in Oct 1952 and 133 runs between SR Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Dec 2004.

     

    - Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth added 105 runs for the tenth wicket in this Test is the second best stand for the tenth wicket at home, the best being - 109 runs between HR Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed vs Pakistan at Delhi in Oct 1952.

     

    - Harbhajan Singh scored 111 not out in this Test provide the 65th occasion of a batsman at number eight scoring hundred in the annals of Test cricket.

     

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  • Hyderabad Test: India vs New Zealand, Day 3 – Statistical Highlights

    - R Dravid-SR Tendulkar partnership has realized 6182 runs from 124 partnerships at the end of the third day of this Test. Now they are exactly 300 short of the record for most partnership runs in the annals of Test cricket - 6482 runs held by CG Greenidge and DL Haynes from 148 innings.

     

    - R Dravid completed 9300 runs while batting at number three when he was on 39 during his innings of 45 in this Test.

     

    - SR Tendulkar and R Dravid have an aggregate of 1471 and 1468 runs against New Zealand at the end of India's first innings. They need 29 and 32 runs respectively to total 1500 runs.

     

    - VVS Laxman completed 800 runs against New Zealand when he was on 68 during his knock of 74 in this Test, His aggregate at the end of India's first innings stood at 806. He became the third Indian batsman to amass 800 plus runs against New Zealand. Other two are - SR Tendulkar {1471} and R Dravid {1468}.

     

    - G Gambhir {54}, V Sehwag {96}, VVS Laxman {74} and Harbhajan Singh {85 not out} scored

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  • Hyderabad Test: India vs New Zealand, Day 2 – Statistical Highlights

    - Harbhajan Singh captured his 250th wicket at home when he claimed the wicket of JD Ryder caught by VVS Laxman for 70 in this Test. At the end of the New Zealand first innings, his aggregate of wickets at home stood at 253. He became the second Indian bowler to capture 350 wickets at home.

     

    - Harbhajan Singh became the fifth bowler in the annals of Test cricket to capture 250 wickets at home. The five bowlers are - M Muralitharan of Sri Lanka {493}, A Kumble of India {350}, SK Warne of Australia {319}, GD McGrath of Australia {289} and Harbhajan Singh of India {253}.

     

    - Harbhajan Singh's and Zaheer Khan's tally of wickets stood at 38 and 35 at the end of the New Zealand's first innings. Bowlers who have captured 35 plus wickets against New Zealand are - BS Bedi {57}, EAS Prasanna {55}, A Kumble {50}, S Venkataraghavan {44}, Harbhajan Singh {38}, BS Chandrashekhar {36} and Zaheer Khan {35}.

     

    - MS Dhoni effected 25th stumping of his Test career when he stumped TG Southee of

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  • Hyderabad Test: India vs New Zealand – Statistical Highlights

    - Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium became the 102nd ground in the annals of test cricket to host a test match. Dubai International Stadium which hosts the Pakistan and South Africa test match is numbered as 101st ground.

     

    - It is a common practice to number the event in cricket in the Alphabetical order. Between Dubai and Hyderabad, Dubai comes first in the Alphabetical order and hence is numbered as 101st ground.

     

    - Hyderabad became the 19th city in the annals of test cricket to host test matches on two or more grounds.

     

    - Hyderabad became the fifth Indian City to host tests on two or more grounds. Others are – Mumbai {03}, Chennai {02}, Nagpur {02} and Lucknow {02}.

     

    - Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium earned the distinction of becoming the 21st ground in India to host a test match.

     

    - Hyderabad Test is DL Vettori's 14th test against India and he now shares the record of most appearances against India with RJ Hadlee, who has also played 14 tests against India.

     

    - MS Dhoni

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