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Stats Analysis

Stats - South Africa's second-worst defeat ever, Tim Southee's home record

All the statistical highlights from New Zealand's innings win in Christchurch

1 Number of times South Africa lost a Test by a bigger margin in terms of innings than they one (an innings and 276 runs) against New Zealand in Christchurch. They lost against Australia by an innings and 360 runs in Johannesburg in 2002.
0 Instances of teams winning by a bigger margin in terms of an innings in Tests in the last ten years. There have been 75 innings victories in Tests in the ten-year period starting February 17, 2012 before the Christchurch Test and the previous biggest among them was by India against West Indies in Rajkot in 2018. India had won that Test by an innings and 272 runs. This win was also New Zealand's third-biggest innings victory in the format.
5 Number of wins for New Zealand against South Africa across 46 Test matches between them. The Christchurch triumph was also their first win in 17 Tests against South Africa since beating them in 2004 in Auckland, their first home Test win against them and also by an innings.
206 Runs aggregated by South Africa in Christchurch, their second-lowest match-aggregate in a Test match since their readmission (where they got bowled out twice). Their lowest is 199 runs against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2018. The 206 runs are also the third-lowest aggregate for South Africa in a Test match in the last 100 years.
202 Wickets for Tim Southee in Test cricket at home, the most by any player for New Zealand. Southee eclipsed Richard Hadlee, who had 201 wickets across 43 Tests played in New Zealand.
197 Runs conceded by New Zealand pacers while claiming all 20 wickets in Christchurch. Only four times have a team's pace bowlers bagged all 20 wickets in a Test match while conceding fewer runs (excluding bowlers who bowl both pace and spin).
5 Matt Henry became only the fifth No. 11 batter to achieve a higher individual score than his opponent team's batters in a Test match (where all 11 players batted twice). There has been only one other instance since 1900 - Zaheer Khan's 75 against Bangladesh in 2004. Henry scored 58 not out in New Zealand's first innings, while the highest score for South Africa was 41, by Temba Bavuma, in their second dig. Bavuma and Kyle Verreynne collectively scored 48 runs, the most for South Africa in this Test match, which is still less than Henry's unbeaten 58.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo