An exciting action of Test cricket was on display in the Christchurch Test between New Zealand and India as a total of 16 went down during the 2nd day’s play. New Zealand, who resumed the day at 63/0, collapsed to 153/7 but recovered due to lower-order efforts. They ended up with 235 and conceded a 7-run first-innings lead to India. The visiting side failed to capitalize on the advantage as they lost six wickets for 90 runs on the board in the 36 overs they batted before the stumps.
All the statistical highlights from the 2nd day’s play in Christchurch where as many as 16 wickets fell:
Jamieson’s world record:
1 – Kyle Jamieson is now the first player in the history of Men’s cricket with the double of a 40+ score and a 4-wicket haul in first two Test matches. He scored 44 and took 4/39 on Test debut and has scored 49 runs and took 5/45 in the first innings of the ongoing Christchurch Test. Myrtle Maclagan and Betty Wilson recorded this double in each of their first three matches in Women’s Test cricket.
Nearly Kohli’s worst Test series:
9.5 – Virat Kohli’s batting average of 9.5 in this series is his lowest in any Test series. He had an average of 9.2 during the 2017 Border-Gavaskar series at home where he aggregated 46 runs in five innings he batted across three Tests.
38 – Virat Kohli’s 38 runs in this series are the 2nd most in a Test series for Indian captain against New Zealand. (Min: 4 innings) Sourav Ganguly aggregated only 29 runs across 4 innings in the 2-match Test series during India’s tour of New Zealand in 2002/03.
A forgettable tour for Kohli:
218 – Virat Kohli ends the tour with 218 runs across 11 innings at an average of 19.81; the fewest runs he ever scored in an away tour in International cricket. (Min: 10 innings batted) His previous lowest aggregate was 254 runs in the 15 innings during the 2014 tour of England.
51 – Kohli’s 51 in the first ODI match is his highest score across all formats in this New Zealand tour. This is his lowest ‘highest score’ in an away tour in International cricket where he batted at least 5 innings. During the 2010 tour of Sri Lanka, Kohli had a best score of 37 in the 7 innings he batted.
Yet another low score for Virat Kohli:
6 – Virat Kohli now has been dismissed below 20 runs in six consecutive innings in International cricket. This is only the 2nd time Kohli has register such streak in his International career. He was dismissed below 20 in six consecutive innings across the series against West Indies and New Zealand in 2016. Kohli went six consecutive innings with scores under 20 in 2012 as well but one of those innings was an unbeaten event.
End of streaks of Williamson and New Zealand:
5 – Kane Williamson scored 50+ runs in the first innings at home while batting 2nd in his last 5 innings before this match. His last five first-inning scores while batting second at home read 89, 51, 74, 200* and 91.
5 – New Zealand took 180+ leads in the last five home Test matches while bowling first prior to this game – 183, 262, 221, 481, 296. New Zealand’s average lead in those five Tests reads 288.6.
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