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.
Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo.com
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