New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Auckland, 3rd day February 8, 2014

A rare haul for India's fast bowlers

Stats highlights from the third day of the first Test between New Zealand and India in Auckland

  • India's fast bowlers dismissed New Zealand for 105 in the second innings- the hosts' fourth-lowest total against India in Tests. New Zealand were bowled out for 94 in Hamilton in 2002, which is their lowest total against the visitors. Four of the five lowest scores for New Zealand against India have come at home, with two of them being in Auckland.

  • India had New Zealand tottering at 25 for 5 in their second innings. This was only the fifth time that India had their opposition five down for 25 or less in Tests. The last such instance was against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2005.

  • New Zealand's total in their second innings was their sixth-lowest at Eden Park. Their lowest at this venue is 26, against England in 1955.

  • The third day's play saw 17 wickets falling for 264 runs. Only once has more wickets fallen in a day at this venue in a Test- against Australia, when 18 wickets fell for 304 runs on the first day. There are only six instances of 18 or more wickets falling on a single day in Tests in New Zealand. Click here for a list of Tests in which 18 or more wickets have fallen on a single day.

  • The difference between New Zealand's total in the first innings and the second innings was 398 runs, which is the second-highest difference between their scores in two innings of a Test, and the highest when they have scored more runs in the first innings. New Zealand's highest deficit between two innings of a Test is 497, against Sri Lanka in Wellington in 1991. On that occasion though, New Zealand made up for their ordinary show in the first innings with huge score of 671 in their second. Click here for a list of the highest difference between a team's first and second innings.

  • India's fast bowlers took 17 wickets in the match - only the seventh instance of them taking 17 or more wickets in a Test. The last time India's quicks notched so many wickets in a Test was against England at Trent Bridge in 2011.

  • New Zealand have set India a target of 407 runs. Only four targets of 400 or more have been chased successfully in Tests. The highest target that has been chased down successfully at the Eden Park is 345, which West Indies achieved against the hosts, way back in 1969.

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  • Dummy4 on February 8, 2014, 20:46 GMT

    I feel Dhawan is the key..nobody talking about him,but if he stays scoreboard will keep how sehwag played when india chased 387 against england

  • Dummy4 on February 8, 2014, 18:53 GMT

    How can they be so inconsistent? One day they bowl like a division B club team next day like a champ...but mostly like a club team.

  • Android on February 8, 2014, 18:20 GMT

    shami's spell was a treat to watch

  • P on February 8, 2014, 17:28 GMT

    India with its batting line up can deliver. It will simply come down to discipline in shot selection, patience (you have two days and 180 overs minimum!) and self belief. We know NZ can bowl and field very well but we also know that they start cracking under pressure. Indian batsmen really need to value their wickets and don't give NZ any daylight!

  • T on February 8, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    A point to note is that setting an uncharacteristically attacking field by Dhoni might have sent a message of trust to his bowlers. I hope that they have started to believe in themselves.

  • Dev on February 8, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    i dont thnk i would be fair to expect a win from indian batsman now... we all know how difficult it will be to survive morning conditions and a better (much much better than india) bowling attack of kiwis. if Indian bowlers had exploited conditions to fullest and kept score around 100 than we can max. expect India to score around 200 or even at best of 300....asking them to chase down 400 is too much (especially knowing their current form)..

  • murtz on February 8, 2014, 14:28 GMT

    DHAWAN ,PUJARA, KOHLI and SHARMA hold the key tommorow if India are going to gun down this target....the bowlers seem to be back from the dead after notching up a performance which would have pleased the souls of every indian bowler from the past.....its now upto our much talented batters to match their intensity and put on a show tommorow dat the world would remember forever!!!!....having sadi dat the morning session is where the match will be decided. period.

  • Dummy on February 8, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    Great performance by team India. I hope tomorrow will see a turnaround of the dismal fortunes so far experienced in the recent past&our batsmen prove their mettle& get inspired by the bowlers performance. All the best!

  • Dummy4 on February 8, 2014, 13:01 GMT

    India should rotate fast bowlers in tests so that they have a decent pool of performers....Dinda....Pankaj Singh must get a look in...Yadav n Pandey must get a game....

  • nikhil on February 8, 2014, 12:48 GMT

    what an amazing performance by the Indian bowling unit!!! the Indian bowlers who looked so toothless and boring in the 1st innings did an amazing job in the 2nd innings.amazing turnaround to the match the match is now wide open with all 3 possibilities alive. its up to the Indian batsmen now to do something amazing and make sure the bowling unit's feat doesn't go to waste.

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