New Zealand vs England, 2019: 1st Test, Day 2 – Milestones for Buttler and Williamson, Home domination by New Zealand pacers and more stats

All the statistical highlights from the second day’s play of the first Test in Mount Maunganui.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

England earned slight edge over New Zealand after a disciplined day with the ball on the 2nd day of the first Test at the Bay Oval. Ben Stokes got out after a gritty 91-run knock which triggered a collapse on day 2 morning. From 277/4 after 100 overs, the visitors wrapped up for 353 which could have been worse without a 52-run stand between Jos Buttler (43) and Jack Leach. New Zealand, in reply, lost four wickets for 144 before the stumps on day 2. Skipper Kane Williamson (51) got out soon after completing his fifty.

All the statistical highlights from the second day’s play of the first Test in Mount Maunganui:

New Zealand pacers complete a unique hundred:

101* – New Zealand bowlers have taken 101 wickets in home Test matches since the start of last year’s Christchurch Test against England. All those 101 wickets went to the pace bowlers only. The last wicket to be picked by a New Zealand spinner at home was of James Anderson by Todd Astle in the last year’s Auckland Test. The wicket brought an end to that Test which was a day/night affair.


An inning of partnerships:

353 – New Zealand’s total of 353 is the 2nd lowest in a completed Test innings which included five 50-run partnerships. Australia were bowled out for only 351 in their first innings of the 2001 Perth Test against New Zealand despite having five 50+ stands. Pakistan made only 325 in their first innings of the 1998 Lahore Test against Zimbabwe but declared their innings for the loss of nine wickets.

2011 – Last instance of England putting on five 50+ stands in the same innings of an away Test match was way back in 2011. They had three century partnerships and two 50-run stands during the first innings of the 2011 new year Test in Sydney against the Aussies.

The most successful pair in New Zealand:

1108 – Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor now have added 1108 runs as a pair in Test cricket at home. These are the most partnership runs for any pair in Test cricket on New Zealand soil. They surpassed 1072 runs shared by Martin Crowe and Andrew Jones across 15 innings between 1988 and 1993.

Milestones for Williamson and Buttler:

2012 – Jos Buttler completed 2000 runs in Test cricket when he reached his individual score of 31. Buttler now has scored 2012 runs from 37 Tests with help of a hundred and 15 half-centuries.

11025 – Runs Kane Williamson has scored in his 143-match first-class career thus far. He completed 11000 runs in FC cricket when he reached 26 in this match. Williamson now averages exactly 49 in first-class cricket with 30 hundreds and 58 fifties.