New Zealand v Windies, 2017: 1st Test – Statistical Highlights

Here are the stats and numbers created during New Zealand’s innings victory against Windies.

Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrates with teammates
Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrates with teammates. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

New Zealand registered their first innings victory at home in four years after defeating the Windies in the first of the three-match Test series. Neil Wagner’s 7-wicket haul in the first innings wrapped up the visiting side for just 134 while Colin de Grandhomme and Tom Blundell’s hundred helped the Kiwis to take a 386-run lead. The Windies collapsed from 231/2 to 319/10 in their 2nd innings to lose the game by innings and 67-run margin.

Here are the stats and numbers created during New Zealand’s innings victory against Windies:

1 – Sunil Ambris became the first player to bag a duck on Test debut via hit-wicket. He got out via hit-wicket on the first ball of his Test career. Ambris is the 11th player to bag a duck via hit-wicket and the 11th player to be dismissed via hit-wicket on Test debut.


3 – New Zealand’s No.7 Colin de Grandhomme and No.8 Tom Blundell scoring centuries is the 3rd instance for the Kiwis where two players batting at No.7 and lower scoring centuries in the same Test innings. Daniel Vettori (127 at 8) and Brendon McCullum (111 at 7) scored against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2005 while BJ Watling (124 at 7) and Jimmy Neesham (137* at 8) scored against India in the 2nd innings of 2014 Wellington Test.

4 – Tom Blundell became only the 4th wicketkeeper to score a century on Test debut after Brendon Kuruppu (201*), Romesh Kaluwitharana (132*) and Matt Prior (126*).

6 – Ambris recorded his first scoring shot in Test cricket with a six in the 2nd innings. He became the 11th player to get off the mark in Test cricket with a six and the 3rd West Indian after Carlisle Best and Dale Richards.

7/39 – Neil Wagner’s bowling figures of 7/39 are the 4th best bowling figures for a New Zealand player and the 5th best in New Zealand for any player. His 7/39 are the best Test figures for Kiwis and best in New Zealand in this 21st century.

7/39 – Wagner’s 7/39 are the best bowling figures in Test cricket by a left-arm pacer for New Zealand. He recorded the best bowling figures in New Zealand among left-arm pacers by surpassing Ryan Sidebottom’s 7/47.

71 – Colin de Grandhomme’s 71-ball century is the 2nd fastest known century in Test cricket for New Zealand. Brendon McCullum scored a century off 54 balls against Australia in his last Test match in 2016.

71 – Grandhomme’s 71-ball hundred is the fastest for any player against Windies in Test cricket. Shahid Afridi in 2005 and Virender Sehwag in 2006 scored 78-ball centuries against the Windies.