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NZ vs Ban 2nd Test Stats Review (Day-1 & 2): Trent Boult becomes 3rd Kiwi Pacer to scalp 300 Test wickets

Tom Latham's 252 is the 5th highest score for a New Zealand captain in Test cricket.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 10 January 2022 2:10 pm

After winning the toss, Bangladesh invited New Zealand to bat first. Nothing went in favour of Bangla Tigers other than the toss as Kiwi pair Tom Latham-Devon Conway’s huge partnership ensured Bangladesh had no chance of coming back into the game. New Zealand, after a shocking defeat in their first Test. have posted a big total of 521/6 in 1st innings of second Test match. Tom Latham and Devon Conway have broken few milestones in New Zealand innings while Bangladesh were found struggling against the New Zealand Pace attack and were bundled out for just 126 runs. 

Numbers and Stats from NZ vs Ban 2nd Test (Day-1 & 2):

3 – Tom Latham became 3rd New Zealand opening batsman to have more than one double century in Test Cricket. His individual score of 252 is the 4th highest score for a Kiwi opening batsman.

NZ Openers with most double centuries in Test Cricket:

Glenn Turner – 2
Brendon McCullum – 2
Tom Latham – 2

Highest scores by NZ Opener in Test Cricket:

Bryan Young – 267* vs SL, 1997
Tom Latham – 264* vs SL, 2018
Glenn Turner – 259 vs WI, 1972
Tom Latham – 252 vs Ban, 2022
Graham Dowling – 239 vs Ind, 1968

3 – Trent Boult became 3rd Kiwi Pace bowler to pick 300 wickets in Test Cricket after Richard Hadlee and Tim Southee.

4 – Tom Latham and Devon Conway became 4th New Zealand pair to have a double century partnership for 2nd wicket.

NZ batting pair having 200-plus run partnership in Test inns for 2nd wicket:

Jeff Crowe-Geoff Howarth vs WI in Kingston, 1985
Andrew Jones-John Wright vs Eng in Wellington, 1992
Brendon McCullum-Kane Williamson vs Pak in Sharjah, 2014
Tom Latham-Devon Conway vs Ban in Christchurch, 2022

5 – Devon Conway has become the first batsman to smash fifty-plus scores in first five matches of his career in Test cricket.

Devon Conway 1st inns Test scores:

200 vs Eng in Lords, 2021
80 vs Eng in Birmingham, 2021
54 vs Ind in Southampton, 2021
122 vs Ban in Mt. Maunganui, 2022
109 vs Ban in Christchurch, 2022

Conway has fifty-plus score in 1st inns of all the tests he has played so far.

5 – Tom Latham’s 252 is the 5th highest score for a New Zealand Captain in Test Cricket.

Highest score by New Zealand Captain in Test Cricket:

Brendon McCullum – 302 vs India in Wellington, 2014
Martin Crowe – 299 vs Sri Lanka in Wellington, 1991
Stephen Fleming – 274* vs Sri Lanka in Colombo(PSS), 2003
Stephen Fleming – 262 vs South Africa in Cape Town, 2006
Tom Latham – 252 vs Bangladesh in Christchurch, 2022

12 – Tom Latham has smashed joint-most centuries (12) with John Wright as opener for New Zealand in Test Cricket.

Most Centuries as Opener for New Zealand in Tests:

John Wright -12
Tom Latham – 12
Glenn Turner – 7
Matt Horne – 4
Mark Richardson – 4
Bert Sutcliffe – 4

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