Shiva Jayaraman is a senior stats analyst at ESPNcricinfo @shiva_cricinfo
BJ Watling played a marathon innings of 473 balls in the company of Mitchell Santner, helping New Zealand post their highest ever total against England in Mount Maunganui. Here are some of the records broken by the New Zealand batsmen during their innings.*
1 - Number of Test innings by wicketkeepers longer than Watling's 473-ball effort. Sri Lanka's Brendon Kuruppu had faced 548 balls for his unbeaten 201 against New Zealand in 1987. Click here for a list of the longest innings by keepers in Tests.
9 - Number of double-centuries by designated keepers in Test matches before Watling's 205. Watling is only the ninth gloveman to hit a double-century in Tests. Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim has got two double hundreds as the designated keeper.
0 - Number of double-hundreds by wicketkeepers against England in Tests before this. Budhi Kunderan's 192 at Chepauk in 1963-64 was the previous highest. Watling's 205 is also the first double-century by a designated New Zealand keeper in Tests. Brendon McCullum's 185 against Bangladesh in 2010 was the previous best.
872 - Balls faced by Watling in his last three Test innings. The New Zealand keeper has batted out 949 deliveries in his six Test innings in 2019. Watling has faced an average of 189 deliveries per dismissal in Tests in 2019, which is the most by any batsman this year. Among batsmen who have faced at least 500 balls this year, Steven Smith is second on this list having faced 151 balls on an average per dismissal.
968 - Balls faced by in total by New Zealand's fifth-wicket pair onwards in this innings - the third most by the last six wickets in any Test innings. New Zealand's innings lasted 201 overs after they had lost their fourth wicket as early as in the 40th over of the innings. New Zealand feature at the top of this particular list too. Their last six wickets had faced 1055 deliveries in the Wellington Test against India in 2013-14.
500 - Balls faced in the stand between Watling and Santner - the fifth-longest partnership for any wicket for New Zealand in Tests. It is also the third longest for the seventh wicket or lower in Tests.
2010 - The last time there was a longer innings than Santner's 269-ball innings by a batsman at No. 8 or lower in Tests. Stuart Broad had faced 297 balls at Lord's against Pakistan on that occasion. Santner's innings is the tenth longest in recorded Test history by a batsman at No. 8 or lower.
0 - Number of totals by New Zealand against England in Tests higher than their 615 for 9 dec in this innings. Their previous highest was 551 for 9 dec, which they posted at Lord's back in 1973. This is New Zealand's ninth 600-plus total in Tests, and the second this year. They had amassed a score of 715 for 6 dec against Bangladesh earlier this year in Hamilton.
5 - Number of 600-plus totals conceded by England in away Tests in the last-three years - the most by any team in this period. Bangladesh are the only other team to concede more than one such total playing away.
2 - Number of times England have had to toil in the field for longer than the 201 overs they bowled to New Zealand here, in Tests since 2000. The last time they were in the field this long was in Cape Town in 2016, when their bowlers sent down 211 overs. The other instance had come in 2004 against West Indies in Antigua, where they had to bowl 202 overs.
0 - Number of 250-plus run stands for the seventh wicket or lower against England in Tests before 2019. England have conceded two such stands this year, including the one in this match. Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich added an unbeaten 295 runs against them in West Indies' second innings of the Bridgetown Test in January. Of the six 200-plus stands for the seventh wicket or lower against England in Tests, three have come in the last three years. Virat Kohli and Jayant Yadav had added 241 runs in the Mumbai Test in 2016-17. Click here for the highest partnership for the seventh wicket or lower against England in Test matches.
*All stats on partnerships and innings length are from games where balls faced data is available