New Zealand vs England, 2019: 2nd Test, Day 1 – Latham’s record hundred, Taylor’s milestone, Williamson’s first innings woes and more stats

All the statistical highlights from the rain-affected first day’s play of the Hamilton Test.

Tom Latham
Tom Latham. (Photo Source: Twitter)

New Zealand made a solid start to the Hamilton Test against England as Tom Latham starred with an unbeaten hundred on the first day which was affected by rain. The home team lost the wickets of Jeet Raval and Kane Williamson in the first hour. However, Latham shared a 116-run partnership with Ross Taylor for the 3rd wicket. Taylor scored a 100-ball 53 before getting out but Latham remained unbeaten on 101 which he scored in 164 deliveries with 15 fours.

All the statistical highlights from the rain-affected first day’s play of the Hamilton Test:

A New Zealand record for Latham:

5 – Number of centuries for Tom Latham in his last ten innings in Test cricket. He is now the first player from New Zealand with five hundreds in any 10 successive Test innings. Three players before Latham had four centuries in ten consecutive Test innings for the Kiwis.


No nervous nineties for Latham:

11 – Tom Latham has scored a century in Test cricket on all 11 instances where he got into the nineties. No other New Zealand player has scored more than 8 Test tons with a 100% conversion rate of the nineties into hundreds.

Among the active players, only Asad Shafiq (12), Dean Elgar (12) and Dinesh Chandimal (11) have scored 11 or more Test tons at 100% conversion of the nineties to hundreds.

Taylor @ 17000:

17036 – Runs Ross Taylor has amassed in his International career for New Zealand. He is now the first player to aggregated 17000 International runs for the Black Caps. Taylor needed 17 runs for the milestone before the match.

Yet another low score for Williamson in the first innings:

12.42 – Kane Williamson now has a batting average of 12.42 in the first innings of a home Test since the start of 2016. In seven innings during this period, Williamson crossed 20-run mark only once – 43 vs West Indies in 2017 Hamilton Test.

England’s young team:

3 – Number of players aged less than 22 in England’s playing XI of this match. This is the first time in their Test history that England had three players aged 21 or lower in the playing XI. Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope and Sam Curran are 21-year-old as on the opening day of the Hamilton Test. They have played 17 Tests with two such players in the XI including the previous match in Mount Maunganui.