• - Abu Dhabhi became the 103rd ground in the annals of test cricket to hast a test match. It became the third ground after Sharjah and Dubai to host a test match in United Arab Emirates.

     

    - Pakistan capped Ashad Rafiq and Tanvir Ahmed for this test. They became the 201st and 202nd cricketers to represent Pakistan in test cricket. They became the 10th and 11th cricketers to make debut against Pakistan.

     

    - South Africa posted 584 for 9 declared in its first innings to provide the 42nd occasion of it posting a total of 500 plus runs in an innings against various oppositions. This total represents the second occasion of South Africa posting a total of 500 plus runs in a test innings. The first occasion was at 620 for 7 declared at Cape Town in Jan 2003.

     

    - This total represents the second highest total in an innings posted on a neutral ground. The highest total is 594 posted at Dhaka against Sri Lanka in Dhaka in Mar 1999.

     

    - JH Kallis scored 105 in this test which is his 37th test

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  • - 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

    Read More »from Nagpur Test: India vs New Zealand, Day 4 – 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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