Ind vs NZ Test Series 2021-22 Records: Ajaz's 14 wicket-haul best figures for any visiting bowler
Ravichandran Ashwin completes 50 Test wickets in a calendar year for fourth time.
World Test Championship (WTC) 2021 Cycle finalists, New Zealand and India are engaged in a two-Test series on Indian shores in what is the second cycle of the world Test event. New Zealand playing second Test of the series against India at Mumbai, Wankhede.
Here are some of the top records made or broken during the second Test until Day 3:
3- Azaj Patel became the only third bowler in the test history to take all ten wickets in a Test inning after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.
3- Azaj Patel bagged 14 wickets in the Mumbai Test match by conceding 225 runs, which is the third-best figures in Test history after 53/10 registered by Jim Laker (vs Australia in 1956) and 74/10 Anil Kumble (vs Pakistan in 1999).
4- Ravichandran Ashwin completed 50 wickets in this calendar year of 2021. He has bagged 50 wickets in a calendar year four times now, which is the record for any Indian bower. He surpassed Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Sing, who bagged 50 wickets in a calendar year thrice.
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414- William Somerville bowled 414 balls in this test series without taking any wicket, which is the record for any bowler. The previous record-holder was former Aussie cricketer Alan Hurst, who bowled 312 balls in a Test series in India in 1979-80 without getting any wicket.
225/14 – Azaj Patel bagged 14 wickets in this test match at Mumbai by conceding 225 runs. These are the best test match bowling figures for any visiting player in Asia. The previous best was 106/13 recorded by Ian Botham against India at Mumbai in 1980.
225/14- This is also the best test match bowling figures against India in Test history. He went past previous record-holder Ian Botham who recorded test match figures of 106/13 against India at Mumbai in 1980.
225/14- Azaj Patel registered test match figures of 225/14 against India today. These are the second-best figures registered by any Kiwi player in Test cricket. Richard Hadlee had recorded 123/15 against Australia in 1985.
5- Azaj Patel has registered test match figures of 225/14 against India today. These are the fifth-best bowling figures in Test cricket on Indian soil after Narendra Hirwani(16/136), Harbhajan Singh(15/217), Jashubhai Patel(14/124) and Anil Kumble (14/149).
1- This is now the first time all the top-5 Indian batters have hit at least one six in a Test inning.
62- New Zealand bundled out on the score of 62 runs in the first innings of the test match, which is the lowest total against India in Test history. The previous lowest Test total against India was 79 registered by South Africa at Nagpur in 2015. 62 is also the lowest total scored in India for any team in Test cricket. The previous lowest test score in India was 79 total registered by South Africa in Nagpur in 2015.
2- India set a 540-run target for New Zealand today at Mumbai, which is the third-highest target set by the Indian team in Test cricket, after 617 against New Zealand in 2009 at Wellington and 550 against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2017.
5- New Zealand pacers couldn’t take a single wicket in this test match against India. It is the fifth time Kiwi pacers couldn’t take a single wicket in a Test match.
3- Mayank Agarwal played a phenomenal knock of 150 runs against New Zealand, which is the third-highest individual score in the World Test Championship 2021-23 after 180* by Joe Root against India at Lord’s and 155* by Dhananjaya de Silva against West Indies in Galle.
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