• They came to India as no hopers. Having just lost a one day series 4-0 in Bangladesh they could hardly have been in a confident frame of mind when they landed in this country to take on India in a three-Test series. The cynics were talking of a clean sweep and there was talk of the lustrous batting line-up running up all sorts of records against the innocuous bowling. After all, the Indian team had proved too strong for Australia in the two-Test contest, were the No 1 Test team and were particularly formidable at home having lost just one series in the last ten years. New Zealand on the other hand had a forgettable record in India having won just two Tests and lost ten. The odds were heavily stacked in favour of the home side.

     

    And yet, two-thirds of the way into the series the visitors have more than held their own and in fact had India in a precious situation in the first Test. Only once before in their long history have India made a worse start than the 15 for five they were

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  • - 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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  • - 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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