NZ vs WI, 2020: 2nd Test, Day 3 – Two fifers in the same innings, Watling joins an elite list and more stats
Here are all the statistical highlights from the 3rd day’s play of the 2nd NZ vs WI Test match.
Updated - Dec 13, 2020 1:47 pm
West Indies put on some fight against New Zealand in the following-on innings to ensure the Wellington Test match goes into the 4th day. The visitors were bundled out for 131 in their first innings as they added only seven runs for the last two wickets on 3rd day morning. With a huge lead in the hand, New Zealand decided to enforce the follow-on. Opener John Campbell (68) and captain Jason Holder (60*) struck fifties as West Indies made 244/6 in 65.4 before bad light brought an end to the day’s play.
Here are all the statistical highlights from the 3rd day’s play of the 2nd NZ vs WI Test match:
Southee-Jamieson pair ran through the Caribbean:
3 – Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson became only the 3rd bowling pair in New Zealand’s Test history to claim 5-wicket hauls in the same innings. Jack Cowie and Tom Burtt during the 1949 Leeds Test against England while Sir Richard Hadlee and Ewen Chatfield in the 1984 Colombo Test against Sri Lanka shared five wickets apiece in the same innings.
New Zealand enforces the follow-on yet again:
2014 – The last instance of New Zealand enforcing the follow-on in Test cricket before this series against West Indies was during the 2014 Christchurch Test against Sri Lanka. The Wellington Test was overall the 20th instance in Test cricket for New Zealand where they enforced the follow-on.
2 – This series against West Indies was only the 2nd Test series where New Zealand enforced the follow-on twice. They made West Indies to follow-on in successive matches of the 2013 home series as well. Interestingly, the Test matches where the Kiwis enforced the follow-on in both of these series began on December 3 and December 11 only.
Watling joins an elite list:
3 – BJ Watling now has been involved in 50+ dismissals in Test cricket with three different bowlers: Tim Southee (71*), Trent Boult (52*) and Neil Wagner (50*). He is now only the 3rd player in Test cricket after Mark Boucher (5) and Adam Gilchrist (4) to be part of 50+ Test dismissals with three or more different bowlers.
242 – Watling has affected 242 dismissals in Test cricket as a wicketkeeper which are now the 11th most keeping dismissals in the longer format. He went past Alex Stewart’s tally of 241 Test dismissals as a keeper on Saturday.
Chase bags a pair:
4 – Roston Chase became only the 4th player to bag a pair in Test cricket for West Indies while batting at No.5 in both innings. Jermaine Blackwood, in the Hobart Test against Australia five years ago, was the last No.5 batsman of West Indies with a Test match pair.
Between Chase and Blackwood, only Kieran Powell (2017 Hamilton Test vs New Zealand) had bagged a pair while batting in the top-order for the Caribbean team.
A rare wicketless outing for Boult:
5 – West Indies’ first innings was only the 5th in Trent Boult’s 69-match Test career where he failed to pick up a wicket in the first innings. It was also the first instance in 33 Test matches at home where Boult failed to claim a wicket in the first-innings of the opposition.