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New Zealand openers’ impressive partnership, Tim Southee’s record in World Test Championship and much more

Tom Latham has smashed 7 fifty-plus scores in World Test Championship.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 26 November 2021 8:04 pm

New Zealand have dominated India completely on Day 2 of 1st Test match with brilliant performance from Tim Southee and terrific opening partnership of Tom Latham & Will Young. India starting the day from 258/4 at end of 1st session were bundled out for 345 runs, Shreyas Iyer on his debut Test innings smashed a fabulous century and alongside him only Ashwin gave a decent contribution with the bat for India. New Zealand played out Indian bowling attack very well and ended the day without losing any wicket. Indian spinners surprisingly weren’t good enough to take quick wickets in the subcontinental pitch and Kiwi batsman counter attacked their spin very well.

Numbers and Stats from India vs New Zealand 1st Test Match Day 2:

4 – Tim Southee has taken 4 five-wicket haul in World Test Championship

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

7 – Tom Latham has smashed 7 fifty-plus scores in World Test Championship

Most fifty-plus scores as opener in World Test Championship:
Dimuth Karunaratne – 10
Rohit Sharma – 9
Rory Burns – 8
Tom Latham / Lahiru Thirimanne – 7

13 – Tim Southee has overall taken 13 five-wicket haul in Test cricket

Most five-wicket haul for New Zealand in Test cricket:
Richard Hadlee – 36
Daniel Vettori – 20
Chris Cairns / Tim Southee – 13

13 – Shreyas Iyer became 13th Indian to score century in debut Test innings

List of Indian players who scored century on their debut Test innings:
Deepak Shodhan vs Pakistan, 1952
AG Kripal Singh vs New Zealand, 1955
Hanumant Singh vs England, 1964
Surinder Amarnath vs New Zealand, 1976
Mohammad Azharuddin vs England, 1985
Pravin Amre vs South Africa, 1992
Sourav Ganguly vs England, 1996
Virender Sehwag vs South Africa, 2001
Suresh Raina vs Sri Lanka, 2010
Shikhar Dhawan vs Australia, 2013
Rohit Sharma vs West Indies, 2013
Prithvi Shaw vs West Indies, 2018
Shreyas Iyer vs New Zealand, 2021

24 – Tim Southee has taken most wickets (24) against India in World Test Championship

Most wickets against India in World Test Championship:
Tim Southee – 24
James Anderson – 23
Pat Cummins / Ollie Robinson – 21

129 – Tom Latham & Will Young had a 129 unbeaten partnership at the end of day.

Highest opening partnership in Test cricket for New Zealand against India in India:
Mark Richardson-Lou Vincent : 231 in Mohali, 2003
Matt Horne-Gary Stead : 131 in Ahmedabad, 1999
Tom Latham-Will Young : 129* in Kanpur, 2021

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