New Zealand (105) have posted their fourth lowest total against India © Getty Images
Auckland: Feb 8, 2014
Statistical highlight of day three of the opening Test match between India and New Zealand at Auckland on Saturday.
# New Zealand (105) have posted their fourth lowest total against India — their lowest Test total is 94 at Hamilton in the 2002-03 Test.
# New Zealand’s lowest total vs India at Auckland is 101 off 61.4 overs in March 1968.
# Test cricket’s lowest ever total is registered at Auckland — 26 off 27 overs by New Zealand vs England in March 1955.
# India, while batting second, have conceded a first innings lead of 301, their second highest to New Zealand. They conceded a first innings lead of 314 in the 2008-09 drawn Napier Test. The scores were New Zealand (619 for 9 wickets declared) & India (305 & 476 for 4).
# India have dismissed their opponent’s first five batsmen for 25 runs or less five times in an innings — once each against Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Australia, West Indies and New Zealand.
# Seventeen wickets were taken on the third day — the second most in an Auckland Test. Eighteen wickets fell on the first day in a Test match involving Australia and New Zealand in March 1974.
# In New Zealand’s first and second innings, a difference of 398 runs was witnessed, their highest against India.
# Ishant Sharma‘s (nine wickets) for excellent figures are the best by an Indian medium-pacer in a Test match vs New Zealand, bettering Javagal Srinath’s 8 for 108 in the 1999-2000 Mohali Test.
# Ishant’s nine for 162 are his second best in a Test match, next only to the 10 for 108 vs West Indies at Bridgetown in 2011.
# Ishant’s performance is the second best by an Indian bowler in a Test match in New Zealand. Erapalli Prasanna had taken 11 for 140 in the 1975-76 Auckland Test.
# India (202) have posted their lowest completed innings total at Eden Park, Auckland, surpassing the 238 in March 1981.
# Ravindra Jadeja (30 not out) has posted his highest Test score on foreign soil.
# Trent Boult (3/38) has recorded his best bowling figures against India in Tests, eclipsing the 3 for 93 at Hyderabad in 2012.
# Tim Southee (3/38) has produced his best bowling figures at Auckland.
# Rohit Sharma’s excellent 72 off 120 balls is his highest score away from home in Tests.
# Mohammed Shami (3/37) has recorded his best bowling figures overseas in Tests.
# Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 49 off 70 balls is his second highest Test score behind 187 vs Australia at Mohali in March 2013.
# West Indies’ 348 for five at Auckland in February 1969 is the highest successful chase in the fourth innings of a Test match in New Zealand.
# The Indian medium-pacers have taken 17 wickets in the Auckland Test — the seventh occasion when they have bagged atleast 17 wickets in a Test match.