New Zealand vs India, 2020: 1st Test, Day 3 – Southee's 300th wicket in NZ, Jamieson’s success with bat, Pujara's struggles in NZ and more stats

New Zealand vs India, 2020: 1st Test, Day 3 – Southee’s 300th wicket in NZ, Jamieson’s success with bat, Pujara’s struggles in NZ and more stats

All the statistical highlights from yet another day of struggles for India in Wellington.

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson. (Photo by MARTY MELVILLE/AFP via Getty Images)

India ended the 3rd day in the Wellington Test with four wickets down in the 2nd innings and a deficit of 39 runs still to be cleared. Resuming the day at 216/5, the home side finished on 348 as Kyle Jamieson (44) and Trent Boult (38) scored quick runs after they lost two wickets inside first three overs of the day’s play.

Ishant Sharma ended up with a 5-wicket haul by dismissing Boult. Mayank Agarwal was the star with the bat as he scored 58 from 99 before getting out in an unfortunate manner. Ajinkya Rahane (25*) and Hanuma Vihari (15*) batted out nearly 20 overs to ensure India did not lose any more wickets.

All the statistical highlights from yet another day of struggles for India in Wellington:

Jamieson stars with the bat as well:

4 – Number of sixes Kyle Jamieson hit during New Zealand’s first innings; the joint-most sixes hit by a debutant in maiden Test innings. Michael Clarke also struck four sixes in his debut innings also against India during the 2004 Bangalore Test where he scored 151.

Only two other players hit four or more sixes in the 2nd innings on Test debut – 9 sixes by Tim Southee against England in the 2008 Napier Test and 4 sixes by Ibrahim Zadran against Bangladesh in 2019 Dhaka Test.

Another big lead for New Zealand:

288.6 – Average first-innings lead for New Zealand in the last five home Test matches while bowling first. The lead of 183 in this Test was interestingly New Zealand’s lowest in the five Tests – 183, 262, 221, 481, 296.

A rare double for the debutant:

4 – Jamieson is now only the 4th New Zealand player with a 40+ score and 4+ wickets in an innings on Test debut. Bruce Taylor (105 & 5/86) against India in 1965 Kolkata Test, Tim Southee (77 & 5/55) against England in 2008 Napier Test and Bruce Martin (41 & 4/33) in the 2013 Dunedin Test against England achieved the double on Test debut for New Zealand.

Since the start of 2008, only three players managed to score 40+ runs in an innings and take 4+ wickets in an innings on Test debut. All the three such players are from New Zealand only – Southee, Martin and Jamieson.

Southee @ 300 at home:

300 – Tim Southee now has taken 300 wickets in International cricket at home. The wicket of Mayank Agarwal makes him the first bowler with 300 International wickets on New Zealand soil. Southee went past Daniel Vettori’s 299 wickets with the wicket of Mayank.

Yet another 5-fer for Ishant in NZ:

3 – Number of 5-wicket hauls for Ishant Sharma in Test cricket on New Zealand soil; only the 3rd Indian with three 5-fers in New Zealand in this format. Zaheer Khan has four 5-fers while Erapalli Prasanna also claimed three 5-fers in NZ. Both Zaheer and Prasanna featured in 7 Tests in this country while Ishant in only six matches.

A milestone dismissal for Watling:

50 – The wicket of Virat Kohli was the 50th Test dismissals for BJ Watling in the bowling of Trent Boult. They are only the 2nd bowler/keeper combination from New Zealand to involve 50 Test dismissals. Watling also affected 70 dismissals in the bowling of Tim Southee; the 7th most Test dismissals for any bowler/fielder pair.

Pujara’s struggles in New Zealand:

13.66 – Cheteshwar Pujara averages only 13.66 in Test cricket on New Zealand soil. In the six Test innings in New Zealand, Pujara hasn’t managed to record a 25+ score – 11, 11, 17, 19, 23, 1.

Kohli’s century-less streak:

20 – Virat Kohli now has spent 20 consecutive innings in International cricket without a century; the 3rd longest such streak for the Indian captain. Kohli spent 25 successive innings without a hundred in 2014 and 24 innings earlier in 2011.

21 – The 21 runs aggregated by Kohli in this match are the 3rd fewest by him in a Test match as captain after batting twice in a Test. Virat scored 7 runs (3 & 4) against West Indies in the 2016 Gros Islet Test while and 13 runs (0 & 13) in the 2017 Pune Test against Australia.