Wellington Test: Day 4 statistical highlights

Statistical highlights after the fourth day's play of the third Test between India and New Zealand on Monday.

updated: April 06, 2009 09:18 IST
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Statistical highlights after the fourth day's play of the third Test between India and New Zealand on Monday.

  • India aggregated 2153 in the series against New Zealand - their best in a three-Test series away from home. Overall, the said aggregate is India's second best, next only to the 2189 against Pakistan in 2007-08 in India.

  • As a batsman, Zaheer, for the first time, has aggregated 100 in a Test series apart from maintaining a strike rate of 100 - 110 at an average of 55.00 (strike rate:103.77).

  • With 13 wickets at 30.23 runs apiece, Zaheer has equalled an Indian bowling record by a medium-pacer against New Zealand. Both Ramakant Desai (13 at 23.46 runs apiece in 1964-65) and Javagal Srinath (13 at 24.08 runs apiece in 1999-00) had claimed the same tallies.

  • Rahul Dravid, with Tim McIntosh's catch, has established a world record for most catches (182) as a fielder, overtaking Mark Waugh's tally of 181 catches.

    Most catches in career

    R Dravid (ICC/India)1996-2009134*247183
    ME Waugh (Aus)1991-2002128245181
    SP Fleming (NZ)1994-2008111199171
    BC Lara (ICC/WI)1990-2006131241164
    MA Taylor (Aus)1989-1999104197157
    AR Border (Aus)1978-1994156277156
    RT Ponting (Aus)1995-2009131257148
    JH Kallis (ICC/SA)1995-2009131249147
    DPMD Jayawardene (SL)1997-2009102186142
    ML Hayden (Aus)    

  • With Jesse Ryder's catch, his tally is now 183.

  • India (434/7 decl.) registered their highest total at Basin Reserve, Wellington, eclipsing the 379 in the first innings of the Test.

  • India became the second team to register a second innings total of 400 against New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington. Australia had made 511 for six declared followed by 460 for eight in 1973-74.

  • Dhoni (52 & 56 not out), for the third time in his Test career, has recorded a fifty in each innings of a Test match - 92 & 68 not out against Australia at Mohali; 56 & 55 against Australia at Nagpur last year. Dhoni, with three instances of recording the feats as captain, has equalled an Indian record held by Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi.

  • Pataudi had accomplished the feat against Australia twice - 86 & 53 at Mumbai in 1964-65; 75 & 85 at Melbourne in 1967-68 and once against England - 64 & 148 at Leeds in 1967.

  • Sunil Gavaskar had achieved the feat twice while Vijay Hazare, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly once each.

  • Gavaskar is the only Indian captain to have registered a century in each innings of a Test match - 107 & 182 not out against West Indies at Kolkata in 1978-79.

  • Dhoni is the only Indian captain to have recorded a fifty in each innings of a Test match against New Zealand.

  • Dhoni is now the second wicketkeeper to have effected 6 dismissals in an innings apart from a fifty in each innings of a Test match. Denis Lindsay had accomplished the feat for South Africa against Australia at Johannesburg in December 1966 - 69 & 182 and 6 ct. + 2 ct.

  • Dhoni is one of only three captains/wicketkeeprs to post a double 50 - the others being Andy Flower and Tatenda Taibu (twice).

  • Dhoni's 56 not out is his highest score against New Zealand.

  • Dhoni has 16 fifties in Tests - two against New Zealand.

  • Dhoni has aggregated 540 in seven Tests as captain at an average of 60.00, including seven fifties.

  • Zaheer Khan's match figures of 7 for 115 are his best against New Zealand, surpassing the 6 for 85 in the 2002-03 Hamilton Test.

  • Zaheer's best ever figures in a Test match are 9 for 134 against England at Nottingham in July 2007.

  • Jesse Ryder registered his first duck in Tests. Despite his second ball duck, he is still averaging 55 in Test cricket - 771 in nine Tests at an average of 55.07, including two centuries and four fifties.

  • Ryder (3 & 0), for the first time in a Test match, has recorded single-digit scores.

  • The top five run-getters in the 2008-09 series are: Gautam Gambhir (445), Sachin Tendulkar (344), Jesse Ryder(327), Rahul Dravid (314) and VVS Laxman (295).

  • Chris Martin (7/168) registered his best match figures against India.

  • Martin, with 14 wickets at an average of 21.35 is the leading New Zealand wicket-taker in the 2008-09 series.

  • Ross Taylor has recorded his first fifty against India - the fifth overall. In the second Test at Napier, he had registere 151 off 204 balls.

  • McIntosh has averaged just 12.00 in the 2008-09 series against India - 60 in five innings.

  • Martin Guptill has averaged 27.20 in the 2008-09 series against India - 136 in five innings.

  • New Zealand were set a target of 617 to win the Test - the 15th time a target of 600 or more was set in the fourth innings of a Test match - the previous highest target faced by India's opponent was 516 - by Australia at Mohali in 2008-09.