Stats Analysis

Southee clinches second Man-of-the-Match award in three Tests

New Zealand's pace duo of Trent Boult and Tim Southee shone in Christchurch - and that reflects in the stats highlights from the final day of Bangladesh's tour of New Zealand

Bharath Seervi
Southee and Boult picked 15 wickets in a Test for the third time  •  ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Southee and Boult picked 15 wickets in a Test for the third time  •  ESPNcricinfo Ltd

4 Number of clean-sweep victories for New Zealand in the last five series' at home. The one they missed was against Australia in 2015-16 which they lost 2-0.
5 New Zealand's Test rankings after the 2-0 win, having pushed Pakistan to sixth. New Zealand gained two rating points and are now on 98 points. Pakistan have 97 while Sri Lanka are on 96, at seventh. Bangladesh lost three points and have 62, seven points fewer than the eighth-placed West Indies.
5 New Zealand bowlers to take 200 or more wickets in Tests. Southee became the latest addition to the list. Among the five, Southee is the second-fastest to do it - taking 56 matches - behind Richard Hadlee, who got there in 44 Tests. Southee's partner, Boult, is on 185 wickets in 49 Tests.
2013 Last time New Zealand's opening bowlers picked up 15 or more wickets in a Test before Tim Southee and Trent Boult achieved it in this match - against West Indies in Wellington. Southee and Boult were the pair on that occasion as well. Overall, this was the 10th such instance for New Zealand and the last three instances have all been by the Southee-Boult pair, the most by any pair for the country. Richard Hadlee achieved this twice each with Gary Troup and Ewen Chatfield
2 Man-of-the-Match awards for Southee in Tests, both coming in this home season. Before this, he got his maiden award in the Hamilton Test against Pakistan in which he took 8 for 140. Prior to this season, only three times had he picked up eight or more wickets.
622 Runs scored by Bangladesh in the last three innings of this series. They lost 30 wickets for 622 runs after posting 595 for 8 in their first innings at Wellington. They had five 50-plus scores in that innings but only three more fifties in the rest of the series.
4/50 Shakib Al Hasan's figures in the first innings - the second-best by a Bangladesh bowler in New Zealand. The only five-wicket haul for Bangladesh in the country has been by Rubel Hossain, who took 5 for 166, in Hamilton in 2009-10. Prior to this, Shakib had taken only five wickets in three Tests in New Zealand.
76 Previous highest score for Henry Nicholls, that came against South Africa in Centurion last year. He bettered that figure in the first innings of this match but fell short of his maiden century by two runs. This was his second fifty of the series and had only two fifties in nine prior Tests.
4 Number of times three New Zealand bowlers have taken 10 or more wickets in a two-match series. Boult picked up 12 wickets, Southee 11 and Neil Wagner finished with 10. The last such series was against India in 2013-14 when the same three bowlers achieved the feat. The other two series' were against Sri Lanka in 1996-97 and India in 2002-03. For Bangladesh, Shakib and Kamrul Islam Rabbi picked the most wickets, six each.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath