A set of ignominious records now held by the Black Caps after their dismal display in Mumbai
62 New Zealand’s total in early innings in Mumbai, the lowest in tests played in India. The previous one was the 75th for the local team against the West Indies in Delhi in 1975.
62 62 of New Zealand is also the lowest total by any team against India in test cricket, with South Africa’s 79th in 2015 at Nagpur being the previous lowest. Two of the three lowest test totals against India came in 2021 with England at 81 in February this year.
1 New Zealand instance registering a total less than 62 since 1959, when they were eliminated by 45 against South Africa in 2013 in Cape Town. Until 1958, New Zealand had up to four test totals that were less than 62.
1 Total total lower than New Zealand’s 62 on the subcontinent. Pakistan limited the West Indies to just 53 runs in 1986 at Faisalabad. The New Zealand total in Mumbai is also the lower fourth set total in tests in Asia with Pakistan registering a total of 59 and 53 respectively against Australia in the Sharjah test in 2002.
28.1 Overs faced by New Zealand during their first innings. Only South Africa (19.2) and England (22.3) I have fired them in fewer overs. They faced 27 overs and posted the lowest total ever: 26 against England in 1955. The 28.1 overs at Wankhede are third less India needed to knock down an opponent at home in test cricket.
17 The lowest highest individual score in a maximum inputs against India in evidence. Now it belongs to Kyle Jamieson. Only once had India pitched an opponent without a batter reaching 20 runs, in Melbourne 1981 when Doug Walters was Australia’s leading scorer in the second inning at 18 *.
325 India’s first-inning total is the second-lowest for any team that finishes with a 250-plus run lead. Australia, at Sharjah in 2002, gained a 251 run lead after taking Pakistan out by 59 while pitching first.
332 India’s leadership at the end of the second day, the highest they have taken at this stage in a test match. The only other instance from India to lead by more than 300 runs in the second inning on stumps on day two was against South Africa in 2006 (311).
Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo
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