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New Zealand's longest winning streak, Kyle Jamieson's incredible start

Stats highlights from the end of New Zealand's prolific summer

Kane Williamson receives the trophy from his predecessor, Brendon McCullum, New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 4th day, January 6, 2021

That's a job well done - Kane Williamson receives the trophy from Brendon McCullum  •  Getty Images

New Zealand claimed the top spot in the ICC Test rankings for the first time in their history after an excellent summer which culminated with a rout of Pakistan in the second Test. Here are some stats highlights from the match which featured fast bowler Kyle Jamieson taking one of the best match-hauls for New Zealand
3 Bigger wins for New Zealand in terms of runs and innings than this one in Tests. Two of them had come against Zimbabwe and one against Pakistan in Hamilton in 2000-01. This was New Zealand's 31st innings win in Tests, four of which have come against Pakistan.
6 Consecutive wins for New Zealand in Tests - the longest streak in their Test history. Their previous longest streak of five consecutive wins had come between 2005 and 2006. They had beaten Sri Lanka at home, won a two-match series in Zimbabwe and won the first-two Tests of a three-Test series against West Indies at home.
17 Consecutive unbeaten Tests at home for New Zealand. This is by far their longest streak at home. The last time they lost a Test at home was to South Africa in March 2017 in Wellington. New Zealand have won 13 of these 17 matches. Their previous best was 13 unbeaten matches from March 2012 to December 2015. They had won seven of those 13 Tests.
5 Match hauls by New Zealand bowlers better than Kyle Jamieson's 11 for 117 in this match. Three of those were by Richard Hadlee and two by Daniel Vettori. Jamieson's figures are the best by a New Zealand bowler against Pakistan in Tests.
0 New Zealand bowlers who have taken more wickets in their first-six Test matches than Jamieson. Fast bowler Jack Cowie also took 36 wickets, as many as Jamieson in his first six matches. Like Jamieson, Cowie also had four five-fors in his first six Tests.
3 Bowlers who took at least 20 wickets at a better average than Jamieson after their first six Test matches. George Lohmann of England (38 wickets at 10.0), Charlie Turner of Australia (50 wickets at 10.2) and Rodney Hogg of Australia (41 wickets at 12.85) are the ones. Jamieson has taken 36 wickets at an average of 13.27 and is marginally ahead of Vernon Philander, who took 45 wickets at an average of 13.6.
0 Players who scored at least 200 runs at an average of 40-plus and took at least 20 wickets at an average of under 20 in their first six Test matches before Jamieson. The New Zealand fast bowler has scored 226 runs at an average of 56.50 and taken 36 wicket at an average of 13.27. With a cut-off of 100 runs and 10 wickets, Keith Miller is the only player who has had a similarly prolific all-round start to his career. Miller scored 414 runs at an average of 69 and took 18 wickets at an average of 18.9 in his first six matches.

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