NZ vs WI, 2020: 2nd Test, Day 4 – New Zealand's world record, A record streak at home for the Kiwis and more stats

NZ vs WI, 2020: 2nd Test, Day 4 – New Zealand’s world record, A record streak at home for the Kiwis and more stats

Here are all the statistical highlights from New Zealand’s innings victory in the Wellington Test.

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New Zealand Cricket Team. (Photo source: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

New Zealand completed a 2-0 series win against West Indies as they clinched the Wellington Test by a margin of an innings and 12 runs. The home team needed 13.3 overs on the 4th day morning to claim the remaining four wickets to bag another 60 points to their World Test Championship tally. West Indies scored runs at a quick pace to avoid an innings defeat as they got 73 runs at little under six an over. Tim Southee and Neil Wagner picked two wickets apiece to wrap up the innings of West Indies.

Here are all the statistical highlights from New Zealand’s innings victory in the Wellington Test:

New Zealand’s world record:

9 – New Zealand now has won as many as nine Test matches by an innings margin after being put in to bat. These are the most number of innings victories for any team in Test cricket after made to bat first on losing the toss. They went past England and Australia who have eight such wins apiece.

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Record defeat for Holder:

16Jason Holder now has lost as many as 16 matches while batting second as captain in Test cricket; the joint-most such defeats for any captain in this format alongside Alastair Cook (16). Nine of those 16 defeats for Holder came when he won the toss which is also a world record.

12 – Jason Holder has been on the losing side as captain in 12 Test matches where he won the toss. Only Graeme Smith (16), Stephen Fleming (13) and Brian Lara (13) have lost more Test matches than Holder after winning the toss.


New Zealand’s series winning spree:

7 – New Zealand won each of the seven Test series they played at home since losing to South Africa at the start of 2017. They never won more than four series in succession in Test cricket at home before this streak.

15 – New Zealand have not lost any of their last 15 matches at home in Test cricket which includes 11 victories and four drawn games. New Zealand never went more than 13 home Tests without a defeat before this streak.


Another defeat in New Zealand for the Caribbean team:

6West Indies have ended up on the losing side in each of their last five Test matches played on New Zealand soil since the first Test during the 2013-14 tour which ended in a draw. West Indies also lost each of their last 12 completed matches in International cricket in New Zealand.


Holder ends series without a wicket:

58 – Jason Holder ends the series without picking a wicket across the 58 overs he bowled in the two Tests. Only Ray Illingworth (68 overs) vs New Zealand in 1973 and Heath Streak (63 overs) vs South Africa in 2001 bowled more overs than Holder in a Test series without picking a wicket while leading the team.


Fifty on debut for Da Silva:

57 – Joshua Da Silva is now only the 6th wicketkeeper from West Indies to score a fifty on Test debut. His 57 is now the 4th highest score by a keeper on debut for West Indies and also the highest in 49 years.