Tim Southee becomes the first visiting fast bowler in 41 years to take a fifer in Kanpur
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.
Here’s a look at the major records set in the first Test being played at Green Park in Kanpur between the two sides:
450 - New Zealand are playing their 450th Test against India in Kanpur.
1 - Tim Southee became the first visiting fast bowler in 41 years to take a fifer in Kanpur after Pakistan pacer Sikander Bakht, who recorded figures of 56/5 in 1979 against India at Green Park in Kanpur.
13 - Tim Southee picked a fifer today against India conceding 69 runs in the first innings which is his 13th fifer in Test cricket.
3 - Tim Southee recorded his third fifer in Test cricket against India. Among Kiwi players, Richard Hadlee bagged more fifers (4) than Southee against India.
1 - Tim Southee (94 wickets) became the highest wicket-taker among Kiwis against India in Test cricket during his five-wicket haul today, by surpassing Richard Hadlee, who scalped 92 Test wickets against India.
4 - Tim Southee registered his fourth fifer in World Test Championship. Only Kyle Jamieson bagged more five-wicket hauls (5) than Southee in World Test Championship.
1 - Tim Southee became the highest wicket-taker (24 wickets) against India in World Test Championship by surpassing James Anderson (23).
1 - New Zealand openers Will Young and Tom Latham added 129 runs for the first wicket, which is the first-century stand by a visiting opening pair in India since December 2016. In December 2016, England openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings put up an opening stand of 103 runs against India at Chennai.
3 - This opening stand of 129 runs put up by Kiwi openers is the third-highest partnership for New Zealand against India in India. Before this, Kiwi opening pairs Richardson/Vincent added 231 runs in 2003 at Mohali and Horne/Stead added 131 runs in 1999 in Ahmedabad.
7 - Tom Latham smashed his seventh half-century in World Test Championship as an opener. Among openers, Dimuth Karunaratne (10), Rohit Sharma (9) and Rory Burns (8) have scored more half-centuries than Latham in World Test Championship.
2 - Shreyas Iyer became only the second Mumbai-born player to strike a century in his debut Test innings after Pravin Amre in 1992 against South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban.
16 - Shreyas Iyer became the 16th Indian batter to score a century in his debut Test match.
2 - Shreyas Iyer became only the second Indian player to smash a century in a debut Test match in Kanpur after Gundappa Viswanath (vs Australia in 1969).
5 - Shreyas Iyer scored 75 runs on Day One in his debut Test which is the fifth-highest for any Indian player after Prithwi Shaw (134), Virender Sehwag (105), Hanumant Singh (79) and Mayank Agarwal (76).