Stats Analysis

Stats - A rare overseas high for Bangladesh's batters

The second-most overs faced, the second-best lead and other dizzying records

176.2 - The number of overs Bangladesh batted in their first innings at the Bay Oval. These are the second-most they've batted in a Test innings, behind the 196 overs they batted out against Sri Lanka in Galle, 2013. This is also only the second instance of Bangladesh batting 150-plus overs in a Test innings outside Asia - 152.0 overs against New Zealand in Wellington in 2017.
2009 - The last time a visiting team batted for more than the 176.2 overs in a Test innings in New Zealand. Pakistan battled out 193.2 overs during their second dig to draw the series at the McLean Park.
130 - Bangladesh's first-innings lead in this match, the highest New Zealand had conceded in a home Test since the start of 2017. England's lead of 101 at the Seddon Park in 2019 was the only instance of a visiting team claiming a 100-run first-inning lead across the 22 home Tests against New Zealand in this period.
1 - Only once before have Bangladesh bagged a higher first-innings lead than the 130 they did here, in an away Test. That was the 192-run first-innings lead they pocketed against Zimbabwe in Harare last year. It is also the second-highest first-innings lead for Bangladesh when batting second in a Test, behind the 295-run lead against Zimbabwe in 2020.
8 - Each of Bangladesh's top eight batters faced 50-plus deliveries in their first innings against New Zealand. It is the first instance for Bangladesh in Test cricket where their top eight batters survived 50 or more balls in the same innings.
4 - The number of times Bangladesh have posted scores of 400 or more in an innings in New Zealand. All of them have come since the start of 2010. No visiting team has had more such totals in New Zealand in this period. Australia also had four 400-plus total in New Zealand since 2010, including three totals over 500.
890 - The number of balls bowled by New Zealand's pacers in the first innings. These are the most by a team's pacers while taking all ten wickets in a Test innings since 2000. The 890 balls they bowled were also the most by a team's quicks in a Test innings since 2007.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo