India vs New Zealand Day 5 of the first Test: Statistical Review
India registered a memorable win in their 500th Test match as they claimed a big victory over New Zealand on the 5th day. New Zealand began the day 5 on their overnight score 93/4. The hosts Indian team wrapped up the visitors for 236 runs as India won this Test match by 197 runs.
With this victory, India is leading the 3-match Test series 1-0 after the completion of 1st Test.
Brief Scores: India – 318 (Murali Vijay 65, Cheteshwar Pujara 62, Trent Boult 3/67) & 377/5 decl. (Cheteshwar Pujara 78, Murali Vijay 76, Mitchell Santner 2/79)
New Zealand – 262 (Kane Williamson 75, Tom Latham 58, Ravindra Jadeja 5/73) & 236 (Luke Ronchi 80, Mitchell Santner 71, Ravichandran Ashwin 6/132)
Result – India won by 197 runs
Here are some statistical highlights of day 5 of the 1st Test:
- New Zealand batsman Luke Ronchi fought well against the Indian bowlers as he scored 80 runs in the fourth innings of this Test match. It was the second highest score by a New Zealand batsman in a fourth innings of a Test match on Indian soil. The highest runs scored by a New Zealand batsman in a fourth innings of a Test match on Indian soil was 83* by Craig McMillan (at Ahmedabad in 2003).
- Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled very well in this Test match. Ashwin’s Test match bowling figure was 66.2-12-225-10 (4/93 in the 1st innings and 6/132 in the 2nd innings). It was the 5th best Test match bowling figure for India against New Zealand on the Indian soil.
Also this 10-wicket haul was Ashwin’s 5th 10-wicket haul in his Test career. With this 10-wicket haul, Ashwin becomes jointly second most 10-wicket haul Indian bowler. Another Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh have also claimed 5 times 10-wicket haul in his Test career. Former Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble is leading the table with 8 times 10-wicket haul in his Test career.
- New Zealand was bundled out for 236 runs in the fourth innings of this Test match. It was New Zealand’s 4th highest fourth innings total on Indian soil.
- India won this Test match by 197 runs. It was India’s 2nd largest Test victory (by runs) against New Zealand on Indian soil and 3rd largest Test victory (by runs) against New Zealand (overall). India’s largest Test victory (by runs) against New Zealand on Indian soil is by 216 runs at Chennai in 1976.
On the other hand, India’s largest Test victory (by runs) against New Zealand (in overall venue) was by 272 runs at Auckland in 1968.
- 4 New Zealand batsman scored 50+ runs in this entire Test match. On Indian soil, it was the 2nd time that 4 New Zealand batsman scored 50+ runs in a defeated Test match. The first one happened at Delhi in 1965. Till date, there are no other incidents where more than 4 New Zealand batsman scored 50+ runs in a defeated Test match on the Indian soil.
- With this victory, Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli remained 11 Test undefeated. Equalizing the record of India’s former Test skipper MS Dhoni (11 undefeated Test streak) it is the joint 4th highest undefeated streak by an Indian Test skipper. The other top three highest undefeated streaks by Indian Test captains are 18 by Sunil Gavaskar, 17 by Kapil Dev and 14 by Mohammad Azharuddin.
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