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India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 4 Stats Review: India record their largest margin of win in Test cricket and much more

Virat Kohli has become the 4th Indian player to win 50 Test matches after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Cheteshwar Pujara.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 6 December 2021 12:44 pm

Highlights
  • India recorded their biggest margin of win by 372 runs in their Test cricket history.

India as expected wrapped up the match in very quick succession by picking 5 wickets in the morning session of the 2nd Test against New Zealand. Jayant Yadav picked 4 wickets while Ashwin picked the final wicket of Henry Nicholls to wrap up the game and finish off things in style for India. Mayank Agarwal was awarded MoM for his 150 & 62 runs in this Test match while Ravichandran Ashwin won Man of the Series award for his beautiful performance with the ball.

Important numbers and stats from Day 4 of India vs New Zealand 2nd Test:

2 – Ravichandran Ashwin became 2nd Indian bowler to take 300 Test wickets on home soil after Anil Kumble. Also Ravichandran Ashiwn has joint-most wickets (38) at Wankhade Stadium in Test cricket.

Most Test wickets on home soil:
Muthiah Muralitharan – 493
James Anderson – 402
Anil Kumble – 350
Stuart Broad – 341
Shane Warne – 319
Ravi Ashwin – 300

Most wickets in Test cricket at Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai:
Anil Kumble – 38
Ravi Ashwin – 38

Kapil Dev – 28

372 – India recorded their biggest margin of win (by 372 runs) in their Test cricket history.

Largest margin of win for India in Test cricket:
372 runs vs NZ, Mumbai in 2021
337 runs vs SA, Delhi in 2015
321 runs vs NZ, Indore in 2016

All the above 3 victories have come under Virat Kohli’s captaincy only.

7 – India have won most Test matches (7) in the year 2021 so far.

9 – Ravichandran Ashwin has won Man of the Series award for 9th time in Test cricket history.

Most man of the series award in Test cricket:
Muthiah Muralitharan – 11
Jacques Kallis – 9
Ravichandran Ashwin – 9

14 – India have won 14th consecutive home Test series since 2013. Last time India lost a home Test series was in 2012.

India in home Test series results since 2013:
Won 4-0 vs Aus, 2013
Won 2-0 vs WI, 2013
Won 3-0 vs SA, 2015
Won 3-0 vs NZ, 2016
Won 4-0 vs Eng, 2016
Won 1-0 vs Ban, 2017
Won 2-1 vs Aus, 2017
Won 1-0 vs SL, 2017
Won 1-0 vs Afg, 2018
Won 2-0 vs WI, 2018
Won 3-0 vs SA, 2019
Won 2-0 vs Ban, 2019
Won 3-1 vs Eng, 2021
Won 1-0 vs NZ, 2021

14 – Ajaz Patel’s figures of 14/225 is the best ever bowling figure in a Test match during losing cause.

Best Test match bowling figure in a losing cause:
Ajaz Patel – 14/225 vs Ind in Mumbai, 2021
Javagal Srinath – 13/132 vs Pak in Kolkata, 1999
Sydney Barnes – 13/163 vs Aus in Melbourne, 1902

50 – Virat Kohli has become the 4th Indian player to win 50 Test matches after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Cheteshwar Pujara.

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