Kohli surpasses Ganguly, Dhoni

Virat Kohli's batting average is the highest among all India Test captains ESPNcricinfo Ltd

17 Innings without a Test century at home for Virat Kohli, prior to this match. His last home century had come against Australia at Chepauk in February 2013. Kohli scored three centuries in his first 13 Test innings at home but none in 17 subsequent knocks before Saturday. This was also the first century of the ongoing series.

3 India captains have more Test centuries than Kohli, who now has six centuries since being elevated to Test captaincy. Sunil Gavaskar (11), Mohammad Azharuddin (9) and Sachin Tendulkar (7) are the ones ahead of Kohli. MAK Pataudi, Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni hit five centuries during their captaincy stint. However, Kohli averages the highest among all India captains.

2003The last time an India captain scored a century against New Zealand - 100 not out by Sourav Ganguly in Ahmedabad. Dhoni has scored each of the six half-centuries made by an Indian captain in the 13 Tests between both sides since 2003. In the same period, New Zealand's captains have made four centuries against India.

52 Percentage of 50-plus scores converted into Test centuries by Kohli - 13 out of 25. Among 121 players to have scored 10 or more centuries, only Don Bradman (69.04% - 29 out of 42) and George Headley (66.67% - 10 out of 15) have a higher conversion rate. Kohli has, in fact, converted eight of his last eleven fifty-plus scores into centuries.

49 Innings played by Rahane to reach 2000 runs in his Test career. His second 1000 runs have come in 24 innings, a shade better than the 25 he took for the first set. He became the 36th player to score 2000 Test runs for India. His average is currently the fourth-best among them.

0 Instances of New Zealand introducing spin within the first five overs before this since 2002 (before which ball-by-ball details are not known). Jeetan Patel came in to bowl the fifth over of the match and was also successful in getting Murali Vijay out in the same over as the first breakthrough of the innings.

2010 Last time a new Test venue was introduced in India - Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, which had also hosted New Zealand. Holkar Stadium in Indore became the 22nd Test venue in India.