• - KS Williamson scored hundred on debut when he leg glanced Zaheer Khan's delivery and took his score from 99 to 103 {122.6 over}. He was finally dismissed for 131. He became the 89th batsman in the annals of Test cricket to score a hundred on debut. He is the eighth New Zealand batsman to score a hundred on debut. Others are - JE Mills {117 vs England at Wellington in Jan 1930}, BR Taylor {105 vs India at Kolkata in Mar 1965}, RE Redmond {107 vs Pakistan at Auckland in Feb 1973}, MJ Greatbatch {107* vs England at Auckland in Feb 1988}, MS Sinclair {214 vs West Indies at Wellington in Dec 1999}, L Vincent {104 vs Australia at Perth in Nov 2001} and SB Styris {107 vs West Indies at St George's in Jun 2002}.

     

    - KS Williamson with his 131 in this innings became the tenth batsman to score a hundred on debut against India. Others are -  136 by BH Valentine of England at Mumbai in Dec 1933, 115 by BH Valentine of West Indies at Port of Spain in Jan 1953, 105 by BR Taylor at Kolkata in Mar

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  • - BB McCullum scored fifty {65} which represent the 127th occasion of a New Zealand bowler scoring a fifty against India. His knock represents the 34th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a fifty against India. It is BB McCullum's first fifty on Indian soil and represents his 17th half-century of his Test career. At the end of his innings, his run aggregate stood at 2927.

     

    - LRPL scored fifty {56} which represent the 128th occasion of a New Zealand bowler scoring a fifty against India. His knock represents the 35th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a fifty against India. It is LRPL Taylor's first fifty on Indian soil and represents his tenth half century of his Test career. At the end of his innings, his run aggregate stood at 1997 and is three runs shy for his 2000 career runs.

     

    - BB McCullum and LRPL Taylor added 104 runs for the third wicket in this Test to provide the 45th occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting a three figure stand against India. This stand also

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  • - R Dravid's 104 in this test represent the 400th hundred scored by Indian batsmen in tests. Other teams to score 400 plus hundreds are - England {766}, Australia {732} and West Indies {432}.

     

    - G Gambhir-V Sehwag has partnered in 55 innings for the opening partnership and added 3026 runs at the end of India's first innings. Their partnership runs is a record by Indian openers for most runs for the first wicket. They wrested the SM Gavaskar-CPS Chauhan's partnership runs of 3010 runs from 59 innings.

     

    - Other opening pairs to have 3000 plus runs partnerships are - CG Greenidge-DL Hayens of West Indies {148 innings - 6482 runs}, ML Hayden-JL Langer of Australia {113 innings - 5655}, MS Atapattu-ST Jayasuriya {118 innings - 4469 runs}, MJ Slater-MA Taylor {78 innings - 3887 runs}, WM Lawry-RB Simpson {62 innings - 3596 runs}, JB Hobbs-H Sutcliffe {38 innings - 3227 runs} and AN Cook-AJ Strauss {80 innings - 3227 runs}.

     

    - SR Tendulkar was dismissed caught and bowled for 40 in this

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