India vs New Zealand – Statistical Review of Day 2, first Test
Visitors New Zealand are in a very good position at stumps on a rain-interrupted day 2 of the 1st Test at Kanpur.
Earlier on day 2, hosts, India managed to score 318 runs in their first innings after coming to bat on their overnight score 291/9. New Zealand batsmen have replied strongly to the Indian bowlers as the visitors were 152/1 before the day was called off due to bad weather.
At the stumps of day 2, New Zealand are behind 166 runs from India’s first innings total.
Brief Scores: India – 318 (Murali Vijay 65, Cheteshwar Pujara 62, Trent Boult 3/67)
New Zealand – 152/1 (Kane Williamson 65*, Tom Latham 56*, Umesh Yadav 1/22)
Here are some statistical highlights of day 2 of the 1st Test:
- Indian batsmen Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav put on an important 41-run partnership for the last wicket in Indian’s 1st innings of this Test. It was India’s 4th highest 10th wicket Test partnership against New Zealand and 3rd highest 10th wicket Test partnership against New Zealand on Indian soil.
- During India’s 1st innings, New Zealand left-arm pacers picked-up total 5 wickets (Trent Boult 3/67 and Neil Wagner 2/42). It was the first time that New Zealand left-arm pacers picked up more than 4 wickets on aggregate in a Test innings on Indian soil.
Overall, it was the 5th time that New Zealand left-arm pacers picked up 5 or more than wickets on aggregate during a Test innings against India.
- At stumps on a rain-interrupted day 2, New Zealand batsmen Tom Latham and Kane Williamson put on an unbeaten 117-run partnership for the 2nd wicket. It was the New Zealand’s 5th century partnership in Test cricket for the 2nd wicket on Indian soil. Currently, this 117-runs partnership is the 4th highest 2nd wicket Test partnership for New Zealand on Indian soil.
New Zealand’s highest 2nd wicket Test partnership on Indian soil was 151 between Mark Richardson and Scott Styris (at Mohali in 2003).
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