New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test Day 2 stats: Rahane, Dhoni help tourists improve 1st innings batting record on tours

India managed to go past 400 and build a formidable lead against New Zealand. Powered by a century from No. 7 Ajinkya Rahane and skipper MS Dhoni's 68, the tourists also improved their batting performance which has otherwise been quite unimpressive on tours.

updated: February 15, 2014 23:40 IST
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The second day of the 2nd Test match belonged to rising Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who scored his maiden hundred, bettering the 96 he scored vs South Africa at Durban in December 2013. He scored 118 off 158 balls to help India reach 438 in response to New Zealand's first innings score of 192. New Zealand were placed at 24/1 at stumps on Day 2 and they trail the visitors by 222 runs.

# India (438) have recorded their highest total at Basin Reserve, Wellington, bettering the 434 for seven wickets declared in April 2009.

# India's run-rate of 4.26 is their second highest outside the sub-continent (minimum 400) - the highest being 4.61 during their total of 482 off 104.3 overs vs New Zealand at Auckland in February 1990.

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