Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Nagpur Test – Fourth day

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Nagpur Test – Fourth day

Nagpur Test : 4th day – India won by an innings and 198 runs

India won this test by an innings and 198 runs providing India’s third innings victory over New Zealand. Other two occasions are – at Chennai in Jan 1956 {by an innings and 109 runs} and at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 1955 {by an innings and 27 runs}

It is interesting to note that the innings win against New Zealand came after 53 years and 11 months.

India’s victory by an innings and 198 runs in this test represent India’s 16th win over New Zealand – the break up of which read thus – three times by an innings margin, five times by runs margin and eight times by wickets margin

India’s win by an innings and 198 runs in this test represent the 12th occasion of India registering a win by an innings against various oppositions.

India’s win by an innings and 198 runs in this test represent the third largest innings victory in terms of runs. The other two are – vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in May 2007 {by innings and 239 runs} and vs Australia at Kolkata in Mar 1998 {by innings and 219 runs}

New Zealand was all out for 175 in its second innings providing the 21st occasion of New Zealand dismissed all out against India

New Zealand was all out for 193 and 175 in this test providing the fifth occasion of New Zealand dismissed for a total less than 200 runs in both innings of a test against India.. The other occasions are – 186 and 199 at Wellington in Feb 1968: 140 and 101 at Auckland in Mar 1968: 140 and 143 at Chennai in Nov 1976 and 189 and 164 at Bangalore in Nov 1968:

R Dravid during his innings of 191 scored 21 boundaries. His 20th boundary four gave him an aggregate of 1500 boundary fours. At the end of the test, he has an aggregate of 1501 boundary fours. He became the third batsman in the annals of test cricket to have an aggregate of 1500 plus boundary fours. The other two are – SR Tendulkar {1850} and BC Lara {1559}. R Dravid became the second Indian batsman to score 1500 plus boundary fours after SR Tendulkar.

At the end of the test, Harbhajan Singh’s aggregate of wickets against New Zealand stood at 43. Other Indian bowlers who have captured more wickets than Harbhajan Singh are – BS Bedi {57} : EAS Prasanna {55} : A Kumble {50} and S Venkataraghavan {44}

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