Stats Analysis

Misbah becomes Pakistan's most successful Test captain

Stats highlights from the fifth day of the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Abu Dhabi

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult added 54 runs for the last wicket, Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day, November 13, 2014

Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi put on 54, New Zealand's highest tenth-wicket partnership in the fourth innings against Pakistan  •  AFP

15 Misbah-ul-Haq's Test wins as captain. He has become Pakistan's most successful Test captain. He previously held the joint record of 14 wins with Imran Khan and Javed Miandad, both of whom captained Pakistan in more Tests than Misbah.
248 Pakistan's margin of victory in this Test, their second-biggest against New Zealand in terms of runs. Pakistan have won 11 Tests by a margin of 200 runs of more, twice against New Zealand. Three of the 11 wins have come in 2014.
5 Number of wickets Pakistan lost in this Test. Only twice previously have they lost fewer wickets in a Test victory. New Zealand feature four times in the top eight entries in the table listing the fewest wickets lost by Pakistan in a Test win .
120 The difference between Pakistan's batting average (145.2) and bowling average (25.4) in this Test - their third highest in a Test victory.
1 New Zealand's Test series wins against Pakistan in the last 45 years. This victory came 29 years ago, in 1985. New Zealand need to win both remaining Tests in the series to improve their record.
3 Consecutive Tests Pakistan have won - two against Australia and one against New Zealand. If they win the next Test, it will be the first time since 1990 that they will have won four Tests in a row without the sequence including Bangladesh or Zimbabwe. In 1990, Pakistan had three wins against New Zealand and one against West Indies.
52 Pakistan batsmen's average (51.5) in Tests at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, their second best for any ground in the world (min. five Tests). They only average more, 53.04, at the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad, Sind.
1 New Zealand's Test wins over Pakistan in the last 12 years. Post May 2002, New Zealand have played eight Tests against Pakistan, winning one, losing four and drawing three.
54 The tenth-wicket partnership between Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult, New Zealand's highest in the fourth innings against Pakistan, and their fourth highest overall. This is New Zealand's fourth 50-plus partnership for the tenth wicket in the fourth innings, but their first in Asia.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNCricinfo. @bishen_jeswant