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Eng vs NZ 2nd Test Stats Review : Joe Root joins Virat Kohli & Steve Smith, James Anderson picks 650 Test wickets & much more

Joe Root smashed 27th century in Test Cricket, joins Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 15 June 2022 12:48 pm

England winning the toss invited Kiwi’s to bat first and they posted a mammoth total of 553 runs with the help of brilliant centuries from Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell. In England’s first innings, they posted a total of 539 runs on board with the help of centuries from Ollie Pope and Joe Root, thus they were behind New Zealand only by a small margin of just 14 runs. Trent Boult picked up five-wicket haul which included crucial wickets of Crawley, Pope, Root and Bairstow as well.

New Zealand in their 2nd innings got dismissed for just 284 runs and once again Daryl Mitchell fought single handedly for his team as he remained not out at 62 runs. England had to chase 299 runs on the final day of the Test match. At one stage, England were struggling at 93/4 but Jonny Bairstow’s fearless knock and Skipper Ben Stokes quick-fire knock helped them to win heroic Test by 5 wickets.

Numbers and Stats from England vs New Zealand 2nd Test:

3 – James Anderson became 3rd bowler to take 650 wickets in Test Cricket overall. He is also the only fast bowler to take 650 wickets in Tests.

4 – Daryl Mitchell became 4th New Zealand batsman to smash two Centuries in a Test Series against England on England soil.

New Zealand batsman to smash two Centuries vs England on England Soil in a Test Series:
Bevan Congdon in 1973
Vic Pollard in 1973
Martin Crowe in 1994
Daryl Mitchell in 2022

5 – Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell recorded highest ever 5th wicket partnership for New Zealand in Test Cricket.

Highest 5th Wicket Partnership for NZ in Test Cricket:
Tom Blundell-Daryl Mitchell vs England in Nottingham, 2022
Nathan Astle-Craig McMillan vs Zimbabwe in Wellington, 2000
Henry Nicholls-Kane Williamson vs Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, 2018

5 – For the 5th time Trent Boult has taken a five-wicket haul against England in Test Cricket.

Most five-wicket haul for New Zealand bowler vs England in Test Cricket:
Richard Hadlee – 8
Trent Boult – 5
Chris Cairns / Tim Southee – 4

Most five-wicket haul for New Zealand bowler in Test Cricket:
Richard Hadlee – 36
Daniel Vettori – 20
Tim Southee – 14
Chris Cairns – 13
Danny Morrison – 10
Chris Martin – 10
Trent Boult – 10

27 – Joe Root smashed his 27th Century in Test Cricket.

Most Centuries in Test Cricket among Current Players:
Virat Kohli – 27
Steven Smith – 27
Joe Root – 27

Most Centuries in International Cricket among Current Players:
Virat Kohli – 70
David Warner – 43
Joe Root – 43

Most Test Centuries by a England batsman on home Soil:

Joe Root – 16
Graham Gooch – 15
Kevin Pietersen – 15
Ian Bell – 15
Alastair Cook – 15

77 – Jonny Bairstow smashed his Century from just 77 balls.

Fastest Century in Test Cricket for a England batsman:
Gilbert Jessop – 76 balls vs Australia in The Oval, 1902
Jonny Bairstow – 77 balls vs New Zealand in Nottingham, 2022
Ben Stokes – 85 balls vs New Zealand in Lord’s, 2015

99 – Ben Stokes has smashed 99 Sixes in Test Cricket.

Most Sixes in Test Cricket:
Brendon McCullum – 107
Adam Gilchrist – 100
Ben Stokes – 99
Chris Gayle – 98
Jacques Kallis – 97

Stokes has went past the likes of Gayle and Kallis on tally of Sixes in Test Cricket.

299 – England chased down 299 runs in 4th innings of a Test match.

Highest total successfully chased down by England in 4th innings of a Test match:
359 vs Australia in Leeds, 2019
332 vs Australia in Melbourne, 1928/29
315 vs Australia in Leeds, 2001
305 vs New Zealand in Christchurch, 1997
299 vs New Zealand in Nottingham, 2022

553 – New Zealand have lost this Test match despite smashing 553 runs in 1st innings.

Highest Score in 1st innings of a Test match to end up in losing cause:
Ban – 595/8 (Decl.) vs NZ in Wellington, 2017
Aus – 586 vs Eng in Sydney, 1894
Aus – 556 vs Ind in Adelaide, 2003
NZ – 553 vs Eng in Nottingham, 2022
Eng – 551/6 (Decl.) vs Aus in Adelaide, 2006

1000 – Tom Blundell completed the milestone of reaching 1000 runs in Test Cricket.

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