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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test – Statistical Highlights


  • New Zealand Captain, Brendon McCullum blazed to a quick fire Century during the Boxing Day Test match against Sri Lanka at Christchurch putting a helping hand in recording a quite few stats.

    Statistical Highlights of Day 1:

    –> With the help of his 74-ball Century, McCullum broke his own record for the fastest Test Century by a New Zealander which came off 78 balls came in the previous Test match he played in Sharjah against Pakistan.

    This was jointly 9th fastest in overall along with Majid Khan, Mohammad Azharuddin and Kapil Dev.

    –> Brendon McCullum brought up his 150 run mark in 103 balls which is the Fastest 150 in terms of balls in Test Cricket.

    Unconfirmed Previous Quickest 150 is by Roy Fredericks of West Indies who brought up the 150 mark in 111 balls during his 145-ball 169 against Australia at Perth.

    –> During the 55th over of the New Zealand’s innings bowled by Lakmal, McCullum scored 26 runs which was the joint third highest runs scored in an over in Test Cricket.

    Most Runs scored in an over:

    Runs

    Batsman

    Bowler

    Match

    Location

    Year

    28

    BC Lara (466444)

    RJ Peterson

    West Indies v South Africa

    Johannesburg

    2003-04

    28

    GJ Bailey (462466)

    JM Anderson

    Australia v England

    Perth

    2013-14

    27

    Shahid Afridi (666621)

    Harbhajan Singh

    Pakistan v India

    Lahore

    2005-06

    26

    CD McMillan (444464)

    Younis Khan

    New Zealand v Pakistan

    Hamilton

    2000-01

    26

    BC Lara (406664)

    Danish Kaneria

    West Indies v Pakistan

    Multan

    2006-07

    26

    MG Johnson (446066)

    PL Harris

    Australia v South Africa

    Johannesburg

    2008-09

    26

    BB McCullum (466046)

    RAS Lakmal

    New Zealand v Sri Lanka

    Christchurch

    2014-15

    –> Brendon McCullum became the 2nd New Zealand player after BE Congdon and 33rd player in overall to score 150+ in consecutive Test innings. (In his previous innings, McCullum scored 204 vs Pakistan at Sharjah)

    –> McCullum holed out to long off at score of 195 and missed out on becoming only the 3rd player to score Double Centuries in consecutive innings for second. He scored consecutive double tons earlier in 2014 against India at home.

    –> McCullum’s score of 195 is the highest score by a batsman on Boxing Day in Test matches. India’s Virender Sehwag also scored 195 on Boxing Day, in 2003 against Australia at MCG.

    –> Brendon McCullum hit 11 sixes during his 195, jointly second most in a Test innings after Wasim Akram’s 12 sixes. Nathan Astle, Mathew Hayden and McCullum (in his last innings against Pakistan in Sharjah) himself scored 11 sixes.

    –> Brendon McCullum has 33 sixes in this 2014 which is the most sixes hit by a batsman in Tests in a calendar year. Previous best was 22 sixes by Adam Gilchrist (2005) and Virender Sehwag (2008).

    –> McCullum now has 92 career sixes in Test Cricket, which is the 4th highest. Adam Gilchrist is at Top with 100 sixes.

    –> Brendon McCullum shared a stand of 153 with Jimmy Neesham for fifth wicket, scoring at a rate of 7.84. This is the third best run rate for the partnerships over 150 runs.

    Best is been 8.10 by Adam Gilchrist and Michael Clare, who put 162 for sixth wicket against England at Perth in December, 2006. Next best is 7.90 between Kamran Akmal and Shahid Afridi, who put 170 for sixth wicket against India at Lahore in January, 2006.

    –> Sri Lankan spinner, PHT Kaushal who made his debut in this test recorded figures of 22-0-159-1 with an economy rate of 7.22 which is the 2nd worst economy rate for a debutant with minimum 100 balls bowled. Worst match economy rate by a player on Debut is 8.27 recorded by BE McGain. (Minimum 100 balls bowled in the match)

    However, Kaushal’s economy rate is worst with minimum of 20 overs bowled in debut match. The second worst economy rate (minimum of 20 over bowled on debut) is 6.35 by DR Tuffey.

    –> New Zealand ended Day One at 429 for 7, their second highest total on Opening Day of Test match and 14th highest total in overall.

    Highest Totals on Day 1:

    Score

    Team

    Opposition

    Venue

    Year

    494 for 6

    Australia

    South Africa

    Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    1910/11

    482 for 5

    Australia

    South Africa

    Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

    2012/13

    475 for 2

    Australia

    England

    Kennington Oval, Kennington

    1934

    471 for 8

    England

    India

    Kennington Oval, Kennington

    1936

    458 for 3

    Australia

    England

    Headingley, Leeds

    1930

    452 for 9

    New Zealand

    Zimbabwe

    Harare Sports Club, Harare

    2005/06

    450 all out

    Australia

    South Africa

    Old Wanderers, Johannesburg

    1921/22

    449 for 7

    Sri Lanka

    Bangladesh

    P Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo

    2005/06

    448 all out

    Australia

    South Africa

    Old Trafford, Manchester

    1912

    445 for 3

    South Africa

    Pakistan

    Newlands, Cape Town

    2002/03

    437 for 9

    West Indies

    England

    Headingley, Leeds

    1976

    435 for 4

    England

    Australia

    Kennington Oval, Kennington

    1899

    429 for 7

    New Zealand

    Sri Lanka

    Hagley Oval, Christchurch

    2014/15

    428 for 7

    South Africa

    Australia

    Old Wanderers, Johannesburg

    1902/03

     

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