New Zealand posted a challenging 1st innings total of 329 (117.3) with the help of terrific batting from Daryl Mitchell, who smashed another century in the series. England at one stage were struggling at 55/6 in their 1st innings but Jonny Bairstow and Jamie Overton’s 241-run partnership for the 7th wicket helped them to take a lead of 31 runs at the end of first innings.
New Zealand in 2nd innings posted a total of 326 runs with the help of fifty-plus scores from Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell, while Jack Leach took a five-wicket haul in both the innings of this Test match for England. The Three Lions chased down 296 runs easily inside 55 overs with the help of fifty-plus scores of Ollie Pope, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.
Numbers and Stats from ENG vs NZ 3rd Test match:
1 – England became the first team to chase down the 200-plus total in all three Test matches of a series.
Highest aggregate of 4th innings total in a successful run-chase of a Test Series:
England – 874 (279/5, 299/5 & 296/3) vs New Zealand in 2022
Pakistan – 644 (217/3, 165/1 & 262/9) vs Bangladesh in 2003
Australia – 633 (236/7, 137/3 & 260/9) vs West Indies in 1951/52
3 – Ben Stokes became 3rd batsman after Adam Gilchrist and Brendon McCullum to smash 100 sixes in Test cricket.
4 – The duo of Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell recorded four-century partnerships in this Test series. Also, these two became the first NZ Pair to aggregate 700-plus partnership runs in a Test series.
Most century partnerships in a Test Series:
David Boon-Mark Waugh: 5 vs England, 1993
Jack Hobbs-Herbert Sutcliffe: 4 vs Australia, 1924/25
Vijay Hazare-Rusi Modi: 4 vs West Indies, 1948/49
Mohammad Yousuf-Younis Khan : 4 vs India, 2006
Daryl Mitchell-Tom Blundell: 4 vs England, 2022
Most partnership runs by a New Zealand pair in a Test series:
Daryl Mitchell-Tom Blundell: 724 vs England, 2022
Martin Crowe-Andrew Jones: 552 vs Sri Lanka, 1991
Terry Jarvis-Glenn Turner: 542 vs West Indies, 1972
5 – Daryl Mitchell became the first batsman to smash five consecutive fifty-plus scores for New Zealand in Test cricket.
Daryl Mitchell’s last 5 Test innings vs England:
108 in Lord’s
190 & 62* in Nottingham
109 & 56 in Leeds
5 – Daryl Mitchell became 5th New Zealand batsman to smash a century in three consecutive Test matches.
New Zealand batsman to smash centuries in three consecutive Test matches:
Mark Burgess (vs Pak in 1969, vs Eng in 1971 & vs WI in 1972)
Ross Taylor (All 3 vs WI in 2013)
Tom Latham (2 vs SL in 2018 & 1 vs Ban in 2019)
Kane Williamson (1 vs WI in 2020 & 2 vs Pak in 2020/21)
Daryl Mitchell (All 3 vs Eng in 2022)
10 – Jack Leach took 10 wickets in a Test match for the first time in his career.
Best bowling figure for Jack Leach in a Test match:
5/66 vs New Zealand in Leeds, 2022
5/83 vs Sri Lanka in Pallekele, 2018
5/100 vs New Zealand in Leeds, 2022
13 – Daryl Mitchell became the 13th visiting batsman to smash 3 (or) more centuries vs England in a Test series.
Visiting batsman to smash 3 (or) more centuries vs Eng in a Test Series:
But out of the above 13 batsman, Daryl Mitchell is the only Player to play 3 matches in a Test Series while rest of them have played more than 3 matches in a Test Series.
24 – Jonny Bairstow became 24th Player to smash 5000 runs for England in Test cricket.
30 – Jonny Bairstow recorded 2nd fastest fifty for England in Test cricket.
Fastest fifty for England in Tests:
Ian Botham – 28 balls vs India in Delhi, 1981
Jonny Bairstow – 30 balls vs New Zealand in Leeds, 2022
Ian Botham – 32 balls vs New Zealand in The Oval, 1986
84 – Stuart Broad has taken 84 wickets against New Zealand in Tests overall and he surpassed the tally of Muralitharan.
Most wickets vs New Zealand in Test Cricket:
Shane Warne – 103
Stuart Broad – 84
Muralitharan – 82
97 – Jamie Overton smashed 97 runs on his debut Test match.
Highest Score for an England batsman on Test debut while batting at number 8 to 11 position:
Jamie Overton – 97 vs New Zealand in Leeds, 2022
Liam Dawson – 66* vs India in Chennai, 2016
Darren Gough – 65 vs New Zealand in Manchester, 1994
120.12 – Jonny Bairstow has a batting S.R of 120.12 in this Test Series.
Highest Strike Rate by a batsman in a Test Series (Minimum 300 runs):
Shahid Afridi – 121.32 vs India, 2006
Jonny Bairstow – 120.12 vs New Zealand, 2022
Clive Lloyd – 109.39 vs India, 1974/75
Highest Test Score for Jonny Bairstow in Test Cricket:
167* vs Sri Lanka in Lord’s, 2016
162 vs New Zealand in Leeds, 2022
150* vs South Africa in Cape Town, 2016
241 – Jonny Bairstow and Jamie Overton recorded a 241-run partnership for the 7th wicket.
Highest partnership for England in Tests for 7th (or) lower wicket:
Stuart Broad-Jonathan Trott: 332 vs Pakistan in Lord’s, 2010
Gubby Allen-Les Ames: 246 vs New Zealand in Lord’s, 1931
Jonny Bairstow-Jamie Overton: 241 vs New Zealand in Leeds, 2022
296 – England chased down 296 runs in this Test match.
Highest Target Chased down at Leeds in 4th inns of Test Match:
Australia – 404 vs England in 1948
England – 359 vs Australia in 2019
West Indies – 322 vs England in 2017
England – 315 vs Australia in 2001
England – 296 vs New Zealand in 2022
538 – Daryl Mitchell has smashed 538 runs in a three-match Test Series.
Most runs for NZ in a three (or) fewer match Test Series:
Daryl Mitchell – 538 vs England in 2022
Brendon McCullum – 535 vs India in 2014
Andrew Johns – 513 vs Sri Lanka in 1991
Most runs vs England in a three (or) fewer match Test Series:
Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) – 538 in 2022
Hashim Amla (South Africa) – 482 in 2012
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) – 474 in 2007
2004 – After 2004, England have whitewashed New Zealand in a Test Series by winning all Test matches of Series (Minimum 3 matches).