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New Zealand vs England, 2018: 2nd Test, Day 1 – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the first day’s play of the Christchurch Test.

Tim Southee
Tim Southee of New Zealand is congratulated by teammates after dismissing Joe Root. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

England didn’t have best of starts in the 2nd Test match too as the Tim Southee and Trent Boult pair shared the eight wickets to fall on the opening day. Jonny Bairstow’s unbeaten 97 and Mark Wood’s (52) maiden Test fifty helped the visitors to finish day one with 290 on the board. The pair added 95 runs for the 8th wicket after they were seven down for 164. Southee took a 5-wicket haul while Boult took three wickets.

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the first day’s play of the Christchurch Test:

3 – Alastair Cook scored 5, 2 and 2 in his last three Test innings. This is only the 2nd time when Cook got out for single digits in three consecutive Test innings. He scored 1, 2 and 5 in consecutive innings against India during the 2011 home series.

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6 – Mark Wood became only the 6th England player to score a Test fifty against New Zealand while batting at No.9 and a lower position. The last one was by Darren Gough (65) in the 1994 Manchester Test while the last to do it in New Zealand was Phil Edmonds (50) at No.10 in the 1978 Christchurch Test.

Wood is also the first player to score a Test fifty against New Zealand while batting at No.9 and lower position since Shane Shillingford (53*) in the 2014 Kingston Test. Zaheer Khan (51*) in the 2009 Hamilton Test) is the only other to score a fifty batting at No.9 and lower against the Kiwis in the last 12 years.


7 – Number of 5-wicket hauls in Test cricket for Tim Southee. These are the joint-most for a New Zealand player since his debut in March 2008 along with Daniel Vettori (7). His four 5-fers at home are also the most for any player in New Zealand in these ten years.


95 – The 98-run stand between Jonny Bairstow and Mark Wood is the highest 8th wicket stand against New Zealand in Test cricket since 2002.


97* – Jonny Bairstow’s unbeaten 97 is the highest score by a Test by a No.7 and lower batsman against New Zealand in New Zealand since Ajinkya Rahane’s 118 in the 2014 Wellington Test match.


265 – Runs Alastair Cook scored in his previous 20 Test innings excluding his double tons 244* and 243. Cook failed to cross the fifty-run mark in the remaining 18 innings.

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