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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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