Hosts New Zealand is in a driving seat at the stumps on day 2 of the first Test against West Indies at Basin Reserve (Wellington).
New Zealand began the day on their overnight score 85/2 and stretched that to 447/9 before the end of the day’s play. At stumps, of the day 2, New Zealand leads by 313 runs
Brief Scores: Windies – 134 (Kieran Powell 42, Kraigg Brathwaite 24, Neil Wagner 7/39)
New Zealand – 447/9 (Colin de Grandhomme 105, Ross Taylor 93, Kemar Roach 3/73)
Here are some statistical highlights of Day 2 of the first Test:
- New Zealand batsmen Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls put an important 127 runs partnership for the 4th wicket. It is New Zealand’s fourth highest 4th wicket Test partnership against West Indies. Here is the detail list:
New Zealand’s top fourth wicket Test partnerships against West Indies
|Partners’ names||Runs scored||Venue||Year|
|Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor||195||Dunedin||2013|
|Nathan Astle and Mathew Sinclair||189||Wellington||1999|
|Bevan Congdon and Brian Hastings||175||Bridgetown||1972|
|Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls||127||Wellington||2017|
- New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor was dismissed on 93 runs. It was Taylor’s third nervous nineties in Test career and all of these happened on the home soil. With this innings, it is the most no.of nervous nineties scored by any New Zealand batsman at home in Test cricket.
- At the stumps, New Zealand’s Test debutant wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Blundell remained unbeaten on 57 runs. He became the third New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman to play a 50+ knock on Test debut. Here is a detailed list:
New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman who have played a 50+ innings on Test debut
|Brendon McCullum||57||South Africa||Hamilton||2004|
- New Zealand batsman Colin de Grandhomme (105) played a quick-fire century knock as he completed his century in just 71 deliveries. Here are some important stats of this innings:
i) It is the second fastest Test century scored by any New Zealand batsman. Here is the top 5 fastest Test century scored by any New Zealand batsman.
|Player||Balls taken to complete century||Opposition||Venue||Year|
|Colin de Grandhomme||71||Windies||Wellington||2017|
|Brendon McCullum||74||Sri Lanka||Christchurch||2014|
ii) It is the fastest Test hundred scored by any batsman against West Indies. Here is the list of top 5 fastest Test century by any batsman against West Indies.
|Player (Team)||Balls taken to complete century||Venue||Year|
|Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand)||71||Wellington||2017|
|Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)||78||Bridgetown||2005|
|Virender Sehwag (India)||78||Gros Islet||2006|
|David Warner (Australia)||82||Sydney||2016|
|Bruce Taylor (New Zealand)||83||Auckland||1969|
iii) It is the joint ninth fastest Test century in overall Test cricket history. Here is the list of top 10 fastest Test century.
|Player (Team)||Balls taken to complete century||Opposition||Venue||Year|
|Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)||54||Australia||Christchurch||2016|
|Viv Richards (West Indies)||56||England||St. John’s||1986|
|Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)||56||Australia||Abu Dhabi||2014|
|Adam Gilchrist (Australia)||57||England||Perth||2006|
|Jack Gregory (Australia)||67||South Africa||Johannesburg||1921|
|Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies)||69||Australia||Georgetown||2003|
|David Warner (Australia)||69||India||Perth||2012|
|Chris Gayle (West Indies)||70||Australia||Perth||2009|
|Roy Fredericks (West Indies)||71||Australia||Perth||1975|
|Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand)||71||Windies||Wellington||2017|
- New Zealand batsmen Colin de Grandhomme and Tom Blundell put on a brilliant 148 runs partnership for the 7th wicket. It is the highest seventh-wicket Test partnership for New Zealand against West Indies. The previous record for the seventh wicket partnership was 143 runs partnership between Martin Crowe and Ian Smith at Georgetown in 1985.