England vs New Zealand, 2021: 2nd Test, stats review: New milestone for New Zealand, Trent Boult's landmark and more stats

England vs New Zealand, 2021: 2nd Test, stats review: New milestone for New Zealand, Trent Boult’s landmark and more stats

This was the first Test series win for New Zealand in England in the 21 st century.

England v New Zealand
England v New Zealand. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

New Zealand have registered a magnificent series victory against England in the two-match series. They defeated the hosts by eight wickets in the second game after the first match ended up in a draw. England were dismissed for 122 runs in their second innings and the visitors needed just 38 runs to win in the fourth innings. Matt Henry who picked up 6 wickets was declared as the player of the match. Devon Conway and Rory Burns were adjudged as the player of the series for their excellent performance.

Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the Test series between England and New Zealand:

3 – This was the first Test series win for New Zealand in England in the 21 st century. The last time they won a series in England was in 1999. Overall, this was their third win in 18 series played on England soil.

13 – England lost a Test series at home after a gap of 13 series. The last time they lost a series at home was against Sri Lanka in June 2014.

105 –  James Anderson dismissed Neil Wagner for a duck in the first innings of the match. This was the 105th time he did so and surpassed Glenn McGrath who dismissed the batsmen 104 times without scoring.

523 – Stuart Broad picked up 5 wickets in this match taking his Test wickets tally to 523. He surpassed Courtney Walsh (519) to become the third-highest wicket-taker among pacers after James Anderson (617) and Glenn McGrath (563).

303 – Devon Conway played a fine knock of 80-runs in the first innings of this match. His runs tally of the first three innings in his Test career reached 303 making him the 10th batsmen to score over 300 runs in the first three innings. For New Zealand, he is the first player to achieve the milestone.

500 –  Trent Boult became the fourth player from New Zealand to complete 500 wickets in International cricket during this match.  Before him, Daniel Vettori (696), Tim Southee (598) and Richard Hadlee (589) reached the landmark.

5 – A total of five players scored in the 80s in this match with four of them getting out in that range. This is the joint-most number of players scoring in the 80s in a Test match.

3 – Three Kiwi batters Devon Conway, Ross Taylor and Will Young were dismissed for 80, 80 and 82 runs in the first innings. This was again the joint-most players getting out in the 80s in a Test inning.

4000 – New Zealand opener Tom Latham completed 4000 runs in his Test career during the second innings. He became the ninth Kiwi player to reach the landmark.