New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 3rd day December 20, 2015

Sri Lanka endure worst collapse outside home

Stats highlights from the third day's play of the second Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Hamilton

Sri Lanka lost ten wickets for 62 runs after the opening pair added 71 © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

1984 The last time Sri Lanka were dismissed for a lower score than the 133 they made today, by New Zealand in Tests. On that occasion Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 97 runs in Kandy, chasing a target of 263. Apart from this, the only other instance when Sri Lanka were dismissed for a lower total in Tests against New Zealand came in 1983 - in only their second Test against the hosts - when they were dismissed for 93.

62 Runs for which Sri Lanka lost their entire side after the opening pair added 71 runs. There have been only five other instances when a team has lost ten wickets for 62 or fewer runs after the opening wicket had put on a 50-plus run stand. The last such instance had also come in New Zealand in 2001 when the hosts were bowled out for 131 chasing a target of 431 runs against Pakistan. On that occasion, New Zealand's opening pair had put on 91 before the entire side collapsed for just 40 runs. Incidentally, four of the six such instances have involved New Zealand and three of them, including this one, have happened in Tests in New Zealand.

2 Number of times Sri Lanka's last nine wickets have added fewer than 62 runs in a Test innings. The last such occurrence was at the SSC in 2000-01 against England when they lost their last nine wickets for 60 runs. This is also Sri Lanka's worst such collapse in a Test outside home.

36.3 Overs Sri Lanka's second innings lasted - their eighth-shortest innings in which they have been bowled out in Tests. This is also the second least overs in which they have been bowled out by New Zealand. Their shortest innings in Tests came against Australia in the Boxing Day Test of 2012 when they were bowled out in just 24.2 overs.

4 Number of times 16 or more wickets have fallen in a day's play in Tests in Hamilton. On the third day of this Test, New Zealand lost six wickets - one in their first innings and five in their second - and Sri Lanka lost all ten wickets. The last time 16 or more wickets fell on a day in Hamilton was in 2013-14 when 17 wickets were lost on the third day of the Test between the hosts and West Indies. The most wickets that have fallen in a day's play at this venue are 22, in Hamilton in 2002-03 in a Test involving India.

2 Five-wicket hauls by New Zealand bowlers in home Tests in the last 24 innings, since March 2012. In the same period, there have been nine five-wicket hauls by visiting bowlers in New Zealand; seven of those being six-fors. No New Zealand bowler took five-for in this Test as well, Tim Southee had the best figures in both innings - 3 for 53 and 4 for 26.

15 Catches by BJ Watling in four innings in this series - joint-highest by a wicketkeeper from two or fewer matches in a Test series. Kamran Akmal did it against West Indies in 2005 and Watling himself in the series against India at home in 2013-14.

5 Fifty-plus scores for Kane Williamson in his last six innings against Sri Lanka: scores of 69, 242*, 88, 71, 1 and 78*. Overall, he has made 797 runs in 12 innings against them at 88.55, including two centuries and five fifties.

6 Number of New Zealand batsmen to face at least 8000 deliveries in Tests before Kane Williamson, who completed facing as many deliveries during his unbeaten innings of 78. Stephen Fleming has faced the most for New Zealand - 15652. Williamson has batted an average of 94.21 balls per innings in his career which is the third highest after Mark Richardson (113.83) and Andrew Jones (100.58) among all New Zealand players who faced at least 5000 balls (since balls-faced information is available).

5 Instances of Sri Lanka fast bowlers taking nine or more wickets in a Test match, including Dushmantha Chameera in this Test. He has taken four of the five New Zealand wickets to fall in the second innings so far and had taken five wickets in their first innings. Incidentally, three of the five such instances have been in New Zealand.

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

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