2012 The last time New Zealand lost a Test at home, to South Africa in March in Hamilton. Since then, they haven't lost in 12 Tests. This is their joint-second longest streak of Test wins at home and another win (or even a draw) in the next Test on Friday will equal their longest streak of 13 unbeaten Tests, between March 1987 and March 1991 (excluding an abandoned Test). In fact, during a 12-year period from 1979 to 1991, New Zealand had lost just two of the 37 Tests they played at home.
10 Test wins for New Zealand under Brendon McCullum in 28 matches. He is only the third captain to win 10 or more Tests for New Zealand after Stephen Fleming (28) and Geoff Howarth (11). Since he took over in January 2013, only three captains have won more Tests than McCullum - Michael Clarke, Alastair Cook (13 each) and Misbah-ul-haq (11).
2 Man-of-the-Match awards for Martin Guptill in his 37-Test career. Dunedin was his second, and his first was against Bangladesh in Hamilton in 2009-10. These are the only two Tests where he has scored 150-plus in an innings and aggregated over 200 runs in the match. He has been named Player of the Match 11 times in ODIs and five times in T20Is.
3 Wicketkeepers to take nine or more catches in a Test on two occasions - BJ Watling joins Mark Boucher and Brad Haddin.
3 Times New Zealand have won a Test without any bowler taking more than three wickets in an innings. Dunedin is the latest entry, where Tim Southee took 3 for 71 and 3 for 52, while Neil Wagner finished with 3 for 87 in the second innings. Southee's figures in the second innings ended up as the best for them in this Test, but it is the least-best innings figures in a New Zealand victory. Southee also held the previous record - 3 for 41 in the Hamilton Test against Bangladesh in 2009-10. The last Test win for New Zealand with no one taking more than three wickets in an innings was against Pakistan in Lahore in 1969-70 where Vic Pollard and Dayle Hadlee took 3 for 27. The least-best for any team is 3 for 107 by David Brown for England against West Indies in Port of Spain in 1967-68. However, there has been a Test where no bowler from the winning side had taken more than two wickets in an innings: the Centurion Test of 1999-00, when South Africa had forfeited one of their innings against England to produce a result.
3 Times Dinesh Chandimal has scored 50 or more in both innings of a Test. His 83 and 58 in Dunedin follow the twin fifties on his Test debut against South Africa in Durban in 2011 and those against India in Galle earlier this year. As a wicketkeeper, only three players have scored fifty-plus in both innings of a Test on more occasions than Chandimal - Andy Flower (seven), Alan Knott (five) and MS Dhoni (four). Tatenda Taibu and Matt Prior also have three such instances.
6 Wicketkeepers to score fifty-plus in both innings of a Test in New Zealand. Incidentally, five of them have been visitors - Alan Knott, Andy Flower, MS Dhoni, Matt Prior and now Chandimal. The only New Zealander on the list is Jock Edwards way back in 1977-78. Apart from Edwards, Watling is the only other New Zealand gloveman to get twin fifties in a Test. He has done it twice, but both came overseas. Of the four instances when Sri Lanka wicketkeepers have made two fifty-plus scores in a Test, three have been by Chandimal.
30 Wickets for Southee in the fourth innings of Test matches, his best being 3 for 28 against West Indies in 2014. He has never taken more than three wickets in the final innings from 20 tries. Although his 3 for 52 in Dunedin was his fifth such three-wicket haul and only Daniel Vettori (36) and Richard Hadlee (32) have taken more fourth-innings wickets than Southee's 30. New Zealand have also won all five Tests in which Southee has taken three wickets in the fourth innings. But he is the only bowler in Test history with 30 or more wickets in the final innings, without ever taking more than a three-for. Peter Siddle comes closest with 30-plus wickets although he has taken a four-for.
9 Tests Sri Lanka have lost in New Zealand. Only West Indies have fared worse. Sri Lanka's win-loss ratio in this country is 0.22, the third-worst after Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, who are yet to win a Test here.