Ahmedabad Test: Statistical Highlights

Following are the statistical highlights of the final day of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Ahmedabad.

updated: November 08, 2010 12:16 IST
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Following are the statistical highlights of the final day of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Ahmedabad.
# Harbhajan Singh (115) has recorded his maiden hundred in First-class cricket - the 100th for India in the second innings in Tests.
# Harbhajan's match tally of 184 (69 + 115) is his best as a batsman in Tests. The said tally is the highest by a number eight batsman for India.
# Harbhajan has posted a fifty-plus in each innings of a Test match for the first time.
# He is the tenth Indian to complete a hundred with a six in Tests.
# Tim McIntosh has posted a PAIR in Tests. His fifth duck in Tests is his third against India.
# McIntosh became the sixth New Zealander to record a PAIR against India, joining A.R. MacGibbon, G.B. Troup, C.M.Kuggeleijn, M.C.Snedden and P.J.Wiseman (twice) - one each at Wellington in 1998-99 and Kanpur in 1999-00
# Brendon McCullum (6-1-18-0) has bowled for the first time in any international match/first-class cricket.
# Under Daniel Vettori's captaincy, New Zealand have drawn eight Tests, won six and lost 14 out of 28 contested - winning % 21.42.
# Ross Taylor (4.4-2-4-2) has recorded his best bowling performance in Tests.
# Zaheer Khan has registered his 20th duck in Tests - his fourth against New Zealand.
# Zaheer and Bishan Singh Bedi have recorded 20 Test ducks each and only Bhagwat Chandrasekhar has registered more Test ducks (23) for India.
# New Zealand's last Test victory in India was 22 years ago by 136 runs at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in November 1988.
# Of the last eight Tests played between India and New Zealand in India, seven could not produce results.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni's winning % is now 63.15 in Tests - 12 wins, two losses and five drawn games out of 19 played.  
# VVS Laxman now averages 58.13 in third match innings - 2093 runs in 45 innings - the highest by an Indian batsman (minimum qualification: 1000 runs).
# Laxman and Harbhajan were associated in a seventh wicket stand of 163 - India's highest against New Zealand, bettering the 128 between Sachin Tendulkar and Kiran More at Napier in February 1990.
# India's aforesaid stand is the highest for the seventh wicket at Motera, beating the 154 between Imran Khan and Ijaz Faqih for Pakistan against India in March 1987.
# Laxman's 47th fifty in Tests is his fifth against New Zealand is his 47th in Test cricket. His previous two innings in the nineties were 95 against Australia at Kolkata in 1997-98 and 90 against Pakistan at Faisalabad in 2005-06.
# Harbhajan became just the second number eight batsman to register a fifty and a century in a Test match, joining Eric Dalton (South Africa) -  117 and 57* (174) against England at The Oval in 1935.
# Harbhajan's great knock is the third best by number eight batsman in India - the highest two innings are - 132 not out by Mahendra Singh Dhoni against South Africa at Kolkata in February this year and 116 by Kapil Dev against England at Kanpur in January/February in 1982.
# Harbhajan Singh has received his first Man of the Match award for his batting prowess - his sixth in Test Cricket - his first against New Zealand.