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Zimbabwe v New Zealand 2nd Test – Statistical Highlights

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New Zealand cricket team celebrates with the series trophy. (Photo by JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Zealand completed the clean sweep in the two-Test series. But that only after fighting an even stronger resistance than they had to in the first Test as the Zimbabwe players showed a lot of determination with the bat in their first innings after conceding 582/4.

Though Zimbabwe failed to avoid the follow-on narrowly, New Zealand batted again and set a target of 387 for the home side. Zimbabwe, however, collapsed in the 2nd innings and were bowled out for just 132 as New Zealand won the Test match at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo by 254 runs. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

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2 – Number of times Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer conceded 100+ runs in an innings in this series. Last time a captain conceded 100+ runs in an innings twice in a Test series was Daniel Vettori in 2010 vs India.

2 – Runs scored by Zimbabwe for the last 5 wickets in the 2nd innings. This is joint 3rd lowest runs a team has added in an innings for the last 5 wickets.

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3 – Kane Williamson now has 3 fifty plus scores in his first 3 Test innings as captain. Only Rohan Kanhai, Kepler Wessels and Virat Kohli have achieved it before Williamson.

11 – Number of Tests Zimbabwe lost against New Zealand, it is the most they have lost against any team.

13 – Kane Williamson became only the 13th player and first from New Zealand to score a century against all the remaining 9 Test playing nations.

13 – Number of wickets taken by New Zealand spinners in this Test, the joint 2nd most for New Zealand in a Test. 17 wickets were taken by spinners during Auckland Test against Australia in 2000.

14 – Number of centuries Kane Williamson has taken to score at least a century against all the remaining 9 Test playing nations. He went past Gary Kirsten who took 15 centuries for this feat.

15 – Number of centuries Ross Taylor has scored in Test cricket. Among New Zealand players, Martin Crowe has 17. Kane Williamson has 14 centuries including one in this game.

25y 364d – Age at which Kane Williamson completed scoring a century against all the remaining Test playing nations. No player before Williamson got there before their 30th birthday. Kumar Sangakkara was 30y 38d old when he achieved this.

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50 – Number of Tests taken by Kane Williamson to score a century against all the remaining 9 Test nations. He became the fastest to do so by overhauling Kumar Sangakkara who achieved it in 69th Test.

91 – Number of Tests innings taken by Kane Williamson to score century against all the remaining 9 Test nations. He became the fastest in terms of innings by overhauling Kumar Sangakkara who achieved it in 114 innings.

148 – Partnership stand for the 6th wicket between Craig Ervine and Peter Moor is the 3rd highest partnership for the 6th wicket for Zimbabwe in Tests.

319 – Ross Taylor’s batting average against Zimbabwe in Test cricket is the highest for any player against a single opposition. (Min: 6 innings)

582/4 decl. – New Zealand’s score in their 1st innings is their highest total in Tests against Zimbabwe. Previous highest was 576/6 decl. in the previous Test.

1954 – Last time before Martin Guptill a New Zealand player scored a fifty while opening the innings and picked up 3 wickets in an innings in the same Test was in GO Rabone vs South Africa in 1954.

2001 – Zimbabwe’s opening stand in the first innings lasted 36 overs. Last time their opening stand lasted more than 30 overs in a Test was in 2001 vs Sri Lanka at Galle.

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