India vs New Zealand stats wrap: From lethal Vijay-Pujara combo to Santner's career best

Statistical highlights after opening day's play in the first Test between India and New Zealand.

PTI, Sep, 22 2016

Statistical highlights after opening day's play in the first Test between India and New Zealand.

- Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay put on 112 for the second wicket - India's second highest for the second wicket vs New Zealand at Kanpur in Tests next only to the 114 between Sunil Gavaskar and Mohinder Amarnath in 1976.

- The highest second wicket partnership by an Indian pair at Kanpur is 150 between Mohammad Azharuddin and Kris Srikkanth vs England in Jan/Feb 1985.

- Vijay and Pujara have managed 1689 runs at an average of 60.32 in 28 innings, including four century stands and nine fifty-plus. Among the Indian pairs with 1500 runs or more in Tests, their average is the fourth highest in Tests - the highest being 67.82 between Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar - 1560 runs in 23 innings, including four century stands and five fifty-plus.

Murali Vijay (L) and Cheteshwar Pujara in action against New Zealand on day 1 of 1st Test. AFP

Murali Vijay (L) and Cheteshwar Pujara in action against New Zealand on day 1 of 1st Test. AFP

- India (291/9) have recorded their third highest total on the first day of a Test match at Green Park, Kanpur - the highest two are 417 for two vs Sri Lanka in 2009-10 and 304 for four vs New Zealand in 1976-77

- Ravichandran Ashwin (40) has taken his aggregate to 275 at an average of 55.00 in five innings - the highest among the Indian batsmen in Tests this year. His aggregate includes two hundreds.

- Wriddhiman Saha has posted his fourth duck in Tests - his third in India.

- Murali Vijay (65) has registered his first fifty in five innings vs New Zealand in Tests. In his previous four innings against them, he had posted 26, 13, 2 and 7.

- Vijay's 13th fifty in Tests is his first vs New Zealand.As compared to his average of 36.85 away from home, Vijay is averaging 48.08 in home Tests.

- Mitchell Santner (3/77) has registered his career-best bowling figures in Tests, eclipsing the 2 for 16 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in July this year.

- Cheteshwar Pujara (62) has recorded his eighth fifty in Tests - his first vs New Zealand.

- Pujara became the first Indian batsman to aggregate 700 runs this year in first-class cricket in India - his aggregate being 719 at an average of 102.71, including three hundreds and a fifty, in eight innings.

- As against his home average of 64.29 (1543 runs in 28 innings), Pujara is averaging 33.36 in away Tests (1001 runs in 31 innings).

- India have become the fourth nation after England (976), Australia (791) and West Indies (517) to have appeared in 500 Tests or more.

- Trent Boult (3/52) has registered his best bowling figures vs India in Tests in India - his second best vs India behind the 3 for 38 at Auckland in February 2014.

- Mohammad Shami's first duck vs New Zealand is his fifth in Tests.

Published Date: Sep 22, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 22, 2016




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6379 120
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119