New Zealand v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Wellington, 5th day January 16, 2017

Bangladesh's 595: the highest total in a losing cause

Fascinating numbers from New Zealand's unbelievable win in Wellington

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595 Bangladesh's total in the first innings in Wellington - no team has scored more in an innings and gone on to lose the Test. The previous highest was Australia's 586 against England at the SCG in 1894-95; Australia lost that Test by 10 runs after enforcing follow-on. Bangladesh features twice in the top five on the list; they had lost after posting 556 against West Indies in 2012-13. The previous biggest total that resulted in a defeat against New Zealand was also by Bangladesh: 408 in Hamilton in 2009-10.

1134 Aggregate of the first-innings totals in this match - the third-highest first-innings aggregate in a Test that produced a result. The highest in this case is 1236, just last month in the Chennai Test between India and England.

435 The difference in Bangladesh's two innings in the match - 595 in the first innings and 160 in the second. It is the seventh-largest difference for any team in a Test. The previous highest such difference for Bangladesh was 389 against West Indies in Mirpur in 2012-13, where they made totals of 556 and 167.

231 Kane Williamson's average when chasing in home Tests, in six innings. His scores have been: 102*, 56, 31*, 108*, 61 and 104*. His knock in this match was his third century in the fourth innings of a Test, the most by any New Zealand batsman, going past Bev Congdon's two. Williamson averages 66.90 in fourth innings in Tests, second only to Don Bradman's 73.40 among 188 batsmen who have played 15 or more innings when chasing.

89 Balls faced by Williamson to get to his century - the fourth-quickest by any batsman when chasing. The fastest in such a case is 76 balls by Gilbert Jessop against Australia at The Oval in 1902. The two others above Williamson are: Shahid Afridi (78 balls) against West Indies in 2004-05 and Matthew Hayden (85 balls) against Zimbabwe in 2003-04.

5.47 New Zealand's run rate in the chase - the second-highest in any successful Test chase of 200-plus. The quickest was England's chase of 205 at 5.77 against South Africa at The Oval in 1994. Only once New Zealand have had a quicker innings of 200-plus at any stage of a Test: 5.63 against Australia in their first innings in Christchurch last year.

6.43 Run rate of the 163-run stand between Williamson and Ross Taylor - the quickest 150-plus partnership in the fourth innings of Tests. Williamson scored 91 off 75 and Taylor contributed 60 in 77 balls.

2008 When New Zealand last successfully chased a target of 200 or more in Tests; that was also against Bangladesh in Chittagong. The target of 217 in this match was their fifth-highest successful chase in Tests, and only the seventh time they won chasing in excess of 200.

1 Number of bigger partnerships that have resulted in a defeat than the 359 between Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim in this match. Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan had shared a fourth-wicket stand of 363 at Headingley in 2006, when Pakistan lost by 167 runs - the highest stand in a losing cause.

7 Batsmen to score a double-century and a duck in the same Test, Shakib being the latest addition to the list. This was Shakib's first duck in Tests since January 2009; he went 62 consecutive innings without a duck, the longest such streak by any Bangladesh player. Shakib's 217 is the fifth-highest individual score to end in a defeat.

No one has made as many as Bangladesh did in the first innings at Basin Reserve and then lost © Getty Images

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath

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