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New Zealand is in a very good position at the stumps of the opening day of the first Test at Basin Reserve (Wellington).

New Zealand decided to bowl first after winning the toss. They bowled out the visitors Windies for just 134 runs.

In reply, New Zealand was batting on 85/2 at the stumps of day 1 where they were trailing by 49 runs.

Brief Scores: Windies – 134 (Kieran Powell 42, Kraigg Brathwaite 24, Neil Wagner 7/39)

New Zealand – 85/2 (Tom Latham 37, Jeet Raval 29*, Jason Holder 1/19)

Here are some statistical highlights of Day 1 of the first Test:

  1. Sunil Ambris made his Test debut for Windies in this match. He scored a golden duck after getting hit wicket in the very first ball he faced. Here are some important stats of that innings:

Ambris hit-wicket i) Sunil Ambris is the first batsman to be dismissed hit wicket on the very first ball facing in any format of international cricket.

ii) Sunil Ambris became the third West Indian batsman to be dismissed hit wicket on Test debut. Here is the full list:

West Indian batsmen who have been hit wicket on Test debut

Player Runs scored Opposition Venue Year
Herbert Chang 2 India Chennai 1979
Carlton Baugh 19 Australia Port of Spain 2003
Sunil Ambris 0 New Zealand Wellington 2017

 

iii) Sunil Ambris became the 16th West Indian batsman to be dismissed for the golden duck on their Test debut. Here is the list:

West Indian batsmen who have been dismissed for a golden duck on their Test debut

Player Opposition Venue Year
Norman Marshall Australia Georgetown 1955
Albert Padmore India Port of Spain 1976
Ian Bishop India Georgetown 1989
Cameron Cuffy India Mumbai 1994
Rawl Lewis Pakistan Peshawar 1997
Chris Gayle Zimbabwe Port of Spain 2000
Marlon Black Australia Brisbane 2000
Leon Garrick South Africa Kingston 2001
Gareth Breese India Chennai 2002
Amit Jaggernauth Australia Kingston 2008
Chadwick Walton Bangladesh Kingstown 2009
Ravi Rampaul Australia Brisbane 2009
Shane Shillingford South Africa Port of Spain 2010
Brandon Bess South Africa Bridgetown 2010
Shannon Gabriel England Lord’s 2012
Sunil Ambris New Zealand Wellington 2017

 

iv) It is the sixth golden duck in Test history where the batsman is out hit wicket. Here is the detail list:

Batsmen hit wicket for golden duck in Test history

Player (Team) Opposition Venue Year
Imtiaz Ahmed (Pakistan) England Dhaka 1962
Vijay Manjrekar (India) West Indies Port of Spain 1962
Mike Proctor (South Africa) Australia Port Elizabeth 1967
Vanburn Holder (West Indies) India Chennai 1975
Deryck Murray (West Indies) England The Oval 1980
Sunil Ambris (West Indies) New Zealand Wellington 2017

 

 

  1. Windies was bowled out for just 134 runs. It is their fourth lowest completed first innings total against New Zealand in Test history. Here is the detail list:

Lowest completed first innings total for West Indies against New Zealand in Test history

Total Venue Year
100 Christchurch 1987
107 Bridgetown 2002
133 Bridgetown 1972
134 Wellington 2017

 

 

  1. During Windies’ first innings, their ten wickets fell just under 75 runs. It is their fourth-worst 10-wicket collapse in the first innings of Test history. Here is the detail list:

West Indies’ worst 10-wicket collapses in the first innings of a Test match

Last 10 wickets fall under Opposition Venue Year
61 Australia Brisbane 2000
64 Pakistan Port of Spain 1993
67 Australia Melbourne 1931
75 New Zealand Wellington 2017

 

 

  1. During West Indies’ first innings, New Zealand left-arm pacer Neil Wagner bowled furiously as his bowling figure was 14.4-2-39-7. Here are some important stats of this bowling figure:
Neil Wagner's Seven-Wicket Haul, Wellington
Neil Wagner

i) It is the fourth best bowling figure by a New Zealand bowler in a Test innings. Here is the detail list:

Best bowling figures by a New Zealand bowler in a Test innings

Player Bowling figures Opposition Venue Year
Sir Richard Hadlee 23.4-4-52-9 Australia Brisbane 1985
Sir Richard Hadlee 8.3-0-23-7* India Wellington 1976
Chris Cairns 22.5-10-27-7 West Indies Hamilton 1999
Neil Wagner 14.4-2-39-7 West Indies Wellington 2017

(Note: *8 balls per over)

ii) It is the third best bowling figure by a left-arm pacer in a Test innings history. Here is the detail list:

Best bowling figures by a left-arm pacer in a Test innings

Player (Team) Bowling figures Opposition Venue Year
Mitchell Johnson (Australia) 24-4-61-8 South Africa Perth 2008
Mike Whitney (Australia) 12.1-3-27-7 India Perth 1992
Neil Wagner (New Zealand) 14.4-2-39-7 West Indies Wellington 2017

 

 

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