Statistical Review: New Zealand vs Pakistan – Day 2 Of The First Test
After day 1 washed out completely, the first Test between New Zealand and Pakistan at Christchurch finally began on day 2. At the stumps of day 2, hosts New Zealand is high over the visitors Pakistan. After winning the toss, New Zealand sent Pakistan to bat first. Pakistan bowled out for just 133 runs.
In reply, New Zealand’s top-order departed early. At the stumps on day 2, New Zealand made 104/3 and are just 29 runs behind Pakistan’s first innings total.
Brief Scores: Pakistan – 133 (Misbah-ul-Haq 31, Sami Aslam 19, Colin de Grandhomme 6/41)
New Zealand – 104/3 (Jeet Raval 55*, Henry Nicholls 29*, Mohammad Amir 1/19)
Here are some statistical highlights of day 2 of the 1st Test:
- In this Test, Pakistan cricketer, Misbah-ul-Haq is playing his 50th Test as skipper. Misbah became the first Pakistan captain to lead his nation for 50th Test.
- On day 2, Pakistan were bundled out for just 133 runs in the 1st innings of this Test. It was Pakistan’s 3rd lowest Test inning score on New Zealand soil.
- New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme made his Test debut in this Test. During Pakistan’s first innings, he bowled very impressively as his final bowling figure in that inning were 15.5-5-41-6. It was the best bowling figures by a Test debutant New Zealander. The previous record holder was Alex Moir whose debutant bowling figure was 6/155 against England at Christchurch in 1951.
Also, de Grandhomme’s 6/41 is the best bowling figure by a New Zealand bowler in a home Test innings against Pakistan. The previous record was 6/46 by Ian Butler at Wellington in 2003.
- During Pakistan’s first innings, 10 Pakistan batsmen failed to reach their score of a 20-run mark. It was first on the list of most batters failing to reach a score of a 20-run mark in a Test innings against New Zealand.
- Indian-born New Zealand cricketer Jeet Raval also made his international debut in this Test. He is playing very well in his debut Test innings as he remained unbeaten at the end of the day after scoring 55 runs. Jeet became 28th New Zealand batsman to score 50+ runs in debut Test innings.
- Two Test debutants New Zealand cricketers Colin de Grandhomme and Jeet Raval played impressively on the day. Colin ended with the figure of 6/41 while Jeet was batting on 55 at the stumps of the day. It was the 4th time where New Zealand’s Test debutant cricketers claim 5-wicket haul and scored 50+ runs in the same Test.
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