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Statistical highlights: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 16:35 hrs
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BANGALORE: Statistical highlights after day one of the second Test between India and New Zealand on Friday.

# New Zealand have posted 300 runs or more on the first day of a Test match for the first time on Indian soil.

# With his magnificent 113 off 127 balls, Ross Taylor became the second New Zealand skipper to record a hundred in a Test match in India. Glenn Turner was the first to record the feat - 113 at Green Park, Kanpur in 1976-77.

# Taylor is one of the five New Zealanders to register three centuries against India - the other four being Jesse Ryder, John Wright, Bert Sutcliffe and Graham Dowling.

# Taylor's captain's knock is his second century overseas in Tests. He had recorded an unbeaten 154 against England at Old Trafford in 2008.

# Taylor has registered a superb strike rate of 88. 97 - the highest by a New Zealand skipper in Tests, eclipsing Martin Crowe's 88.42 (107 off 121 balls) against Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC in 1992-93 (minimum qualification: 100).

# Taylor's seventh century in Tests (third against India) is his second as New Zealand skipper. His first two hundreds against India were recorded in New Zealand - 151 at Napier and 107 at Wellington - both in 2009.

# Taylor and Daniel Flynn shared a stand of 107 - New Zealand's highest fourth-wicket stand against India in India. The partnership is the fourth highest for New Zealand against India in Tests.

# Pragyan Ojha has become the first Indian specialist spinner to open the bowling in a Test match.

# Two non-regular spinners had opened Indian bowling in a Test match previously - Polly Umrigar against Pakistan at Lahore in January 1955; ML Jaisimha against England at Kanpur in February 1964 and against New Zealand at Hyderabad (Fateh Maidan) in October 1969.

# Ojha (4/90) has registered his best bowling figures against New Zealand. Ojha's figures are his best at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, eclipsing the 3 for 57 against Australia in October 2010.

# Doug Bracewell (30 not out off 61 balls) has recorded his second highest score in Tests - his highest ever is 39 against the West Indies at North Sound this year.

# Kruger van Wyk (63 not out off 85 balls) has registered his first half-century in Tests.

# Martin Guptill has registered his 12th fifty in Tests - his second against India.

# Guptill's splendid 53 off 79 balls is his second highest score against India - his highest is 85 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in 2010-11.

# Brendon McCullum has posted his 11th duck in Tests - his first duck against India.

# Bracewell and Wyk have shared an unbroken stand of 82 - New Zealand's fifth highest seventh wicket partnership in India. Bert Sutcliffe and Bruce Taylor had shared a 163-run partnership at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in March 1965 (their highest in India).


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