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Ind vs NZ 1st Test Day 3 Stats Review : Axar Patel & Ravichandran Ashwin’s impressive feat and Jamieson’s dream run and more

Let's look at the records that were made on Day 3 of the first Test.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 27 November 2021 6:56 pm

India made a terrific comeback on Day-3 of the first Test match after being outplayed by New Zealand on the previous day. Axar Patel’s five-wicket haul and Ravichandran Ashwin’s brilliant spell helped India take a lead of 49 runs in the 1st innings. New Zealand from 197/1 got bundled out for 296 runs and before the end of the day, India batted just 5 overs in the 2nd innings and scored 14 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. Kyle Jamieson impressed once again by picking the early wicket of Shubman Gill and ended up picking 50 Test wickets in his career as well.      

Numbers and Stats after Day-3 of Ind vs NZ 1st Test:

1 – Ravichandran Ashwin has taken most Test wickets in 2021 & Axar Patel has taken the joint-most five-wicket haul in the year 2021.

Most Test wickets in 2021:
Ravichandran Ashwin – 41
Shaheen Afridi – 39
Hasan Ali – 37
James Anderson / Axar Patel – 32

Most five-wicket haul in 2021:
Axar Patel – 5
Hasan Ali – 5
Ravichandran Ashwin / Kyle Jamieson – 3

2016 – Tom Latham & Will Young have recorded 150+ run opening partnerships against India in India. The last opening pair to do this before was Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed in November 2016. 

4 – Axar Patel has 5 five-wicket hauls from his first 4 Test matches.

Bowlers with most five-wicket haul in first 4 Test matches:
Charlie Turner – 6
Tom Richardson – 5
Rodney Hogg – 5
Axar Patel – 5

5 – Axar Patel has taken 5 five-wicket hauls in World Test Championship and it is joint-most with Kyle Jamieson.

Most five-wicket haul in World Test Championship:
Kyle Jamieson-5
Axar Patel – 5
James Anderson – 4
Ravichandran Ashwin – 4
Nathan Lyon – 4
Tim Southee – 4

9 – Kyle Jamieson have picked 50 Test wickets in just 9 matches.

Fastest to pick 50 Test wickets for New Zealand:
Kyle Jamieson – 9 matches
Shane Bond – 12 matches
Chris Martin – 13 matches

376 – Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 376 international wickets on home soil, thus equalling the off-spinner Harbhajan Singh’s tally.

Most international wickets on home soil for an Indian bowler:
Anil Kumble – 476
Harbhajan Singh – 376
Ravichandran Ashwin – 376

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