• New Zealand vs England, 2018: 2nd Test, Day 5 – Statistical Highlights

    All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the thrilling final day’s play of the series.

    Ish Sodhi
    Ish Sodhi of New Zealand bats. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

    New Zealand brought an end to their 18-year wait for a Test series win against England as their lower order survived nearly two sessions in a thriller at the Hagley Oval. The hosts needed a draw to secure a series win but lost two wickets off the first two balls of the final day’s play. Ish Sodhi (56*) batted 25.5 overs along with Colin de Grandhomme sharing a 57-run stand for the 7th wicket. Sodhi got support from Neil Wagner who faced 103 deliveries as the pair batted out 31.2 overs. Joe Root dismissed Wagner in the dying minutes and the time ran out of England’s hands.

    All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the thrilling final day’s play of the series:

    0 – Number of wins for England in the 2017/18 season in Test cricket in the seven matches they played. These are the joint most number of Tests a team played in a season without a win since 2000. England went winless in the seven Tests they played in the 2008/09 season while Bangladesh lost all the seven Tests they played in the 2003 season.


    1 – Kane Williamson’s first-ball duck in the 2nd innings is the first golden duck in his 65-Test career. This was also his first duck in 42 Test innings and his first as a captain in 27 Test innings. His last duck in this format was also against England in the 2015 Leeds Test.


    4 – New Zealand registered their fourth Test series win against England and the first in the 21st century. Their last Test series win against England came in 1999 where they defeated the hosts by a 2-1 margin. New Zealand’s only other home Test series win over England was in the 3-match series in 1984 which they won by 1-0.


    13 – Number of consecutive Test matches away from home for England without a win; their longest streak without a win away from home. Their previous longest away streak without a win was 12 Tests between 1939 and 1948.


    848 – Number of deliveries New Zealand batted out in this Test match after losing five wickets. They batted 446 balls in the first innings and 402 in the 2nd innings in this Test. The most Kiwis batted after losing their 5th wicket in a Test is 1151 balls in the 2014 Wellington Test against India.


    2005 – The last instance of New Zealand captain bagging a golden duck in a home Test was Stephen Fleming in the 2005 Wellington Test against Australia. Between Williamson and Fleming, Brendon McCullum in the 2015 Lord’s Test and Ross Taylor in the 2011 Brisbane Test bagged golden ducks while leading New Zealand.


    30074 – Number of balls James Anderson bowled in his Test career so far. These are the most number of balls bowled by a pacer in Test cricket surpassing Courtney Walsh’s 30019.