Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Nagpur Test – Third Day

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Nagpur Test – Third Day

Nagpur Test – Third Day

R Dravid and MS Dhoni added 193 runs for the sixth wicket in this test providing the 56th occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against New Zealand. This stand represents the fourth occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the sixth wicket against New Zealand. Other three occasions are – 123 between VL Manjerkar and RG Nadkarni at Delhi in Dec 1955, 193* between Hanumanth Singh and DN Sardesai at Mumbai {BS} in Mar 1965 and 115 between SR Tendulkar and MS Dhoni at Hamilton in Mar 2009 R Dravid and MS Dhoni added 193 runs for the sixth wicket in this test providing the 85th three figure partnership for R Dravid.

R Dravid scored his 31st hundred when he made 191 in this test providing the 45th hundred by an Indian batsman against New Zealand. His hundred in this test provides his sixth hundred against New Zealand. The other five hundreds are – 190 at Hamilton in Jan 1999: 103* at Hamilton in Jan 1999: 144 at Mohall in Oct 1999: 222 at Ahmedabad in Oct 2003 and 104 at Ahmedabad in Nov 2010.

R Dravid became the second batsman in the annals of test cricket to score six or more hundreds against New Zealand. Javed Miandad of Pakistan has scored seven hundreds. On his way to sixth hundred by scoring 191 in this test, R Dravid went past AR Border of Australia. JK Kallis of South Africa and Shoaib Mohammad of Pakistan who have scored five hundreds against New Zealand.

At the end of India’s first innings, R Dravid and SR Tendulkar have an aggregate of 1659 and 1532 runs respectively against New Zealand. SR Tendulkar became the first Indian batsman to total 1500 runs against New Zealand. He reached the milestone when he was on 29 during his knock of 61 in this test. R Dravid became the second Indian batsman to score 1500 runs against New Zealand when he was on 31 during his knock of 191. R Dravid’s aggregate of 1659 represent not only the most run aggregate by an Indian batsman against New Zealand but also a record aggregate for most runs in India-New Zealand Test series.

R Dravid’s 191 in this test provide the 61st occasion of a batsman scoring runs between 190 and 199 in the annals of test cricket. His 191 in this test provides the eigth occasion of an Indian batsman performing such a feat. The complete list read thus – 192 by BK Kunderan vs England at Chennai in Jan 1964 : 199 by M Azharuddin vs Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Dec 1996, 192 by M Azharuddin vs New Zealand at Auckland in Feb 1990 : 190 by R Dravid vs New Zealand at Hamilton in Jan 1999 : 193 by SR Tendulkar vs England at Leeds in Aug 2002 : 195 by V Sehwag vs Australia at Melbourne in Dec 2003 : 194* by SR Tendulkar vs Pakistan at Multan in Mar 2004 and 191 by R Dravid vs New Zealand at Nagpur in Nov 2010

R Dravid became the third Indian batsman after M Azharuddin and SR Tendulkar to score 190 plus runs on two occasions.

It is just a coincidence thar R Dravid scored 191 runs in his 191st innings while batting at number three.

R Dravid scored his 25th hundred when he scored 191 in this test. While batting at number three. He became the second batsman to score 25 or more hundreds while batting at number three. RT Ponting has scored 32 hundreds. Dravid has an aggregate of 9497 runs at number three and is shy of three runs for his 9500.

MS Dhoni scored 98 in this test to provide the 95th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring ninety in a test innings. His 98 in this test provides the tenth occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a ninety against New Zealand.

MS Dhoni’s 98 in this test provides the 12th occasion of an Indian captain scoring a ninety against various oppositions. It was his second ninety while leading India, the first being his 92 vs Australia at Mohali in Oct 2000.

MS Dhoni became the third Indian captain to score ninety on two occasions. Others are – SC Ganguly and SR Tendulkar.

MS Dhoni’s 98 in this test represent his third ninety. The other two are – 92 vs England at The Oval in Aug 2007 and 92 vs Australia at Mohali in Oct 2008

MS Dhoni’s 98 in this test provide the fourth occasion of a wicket keeper-captain scoring a ninety in the annals of test cricket. The four occasions are – 92 by MS Dhoni of India vs Australia at Mohali in Oct 2008 : 98 by MS Dhoni of India vs New Zealand at Nagpur in Nov 2010 : 91* by RD Jacobs of West Indies vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Dec 2002 and 92 by T Taibu of Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in Dec 2002

Thus MS Dhoni becomes the only wicket keeper-captain to score ninety on two occasions in the annals of test cricket.

MS Dhoni’s 98 in this test provide the 53rd occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a ninety in the annals of test cricket.

MS Dhoni became the sixth wicket keeper batsman to score nineties on three or more occasions. Others are – APE Knott {04} : RW Marsh {04} : AC Gilchrist {03} : RD Jacobs {03} and BB McCullum {03}

MS Dhoni’s 98 in this test represent the 71st occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety while batting at number seven.

India scored 566 for 9 declared in this test to provide the second occasion of India scoring 550 plus runs in an innings against New Zealand. The other occasion was – 583 for 7 declared at Ahmedabad in Oct 1999.

AJ McKay {120} and DL Vettori {178} conceded 100 plus runs in this test to provide the 28th and 29th occasion of a New Zealand bowler conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against India.. DL Vettori has conceded 100 plus runs on eight occasions against India.

DL Vettori has conceded 100 plus runs on 32 occasions in his test career. He went past IT Botham who had conceded 100 plus runs on 31 occasions. Bowlers to concede 100 plus runs on 31 plus occasions are – M Muralitharan {61} : A Kumble {57} : Harbhajan Singh {40} : SK Warne {40} and Danish Kaneria {39}

DL Vettori conceded 178 runs in this test to provide the 106th occasion of a bowler conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings.

DL Vettori has conceded 100 plus runs on eleven occasions while leading New Zealand. He now shares the record for conceding 100 plus on most occasions by a captain in the annals of test cricket with A Kumble of India who also has conceded 100 plus runs while leading India.

DL Vettrori bowled 58 overs in India’s first innings providing the sixth occasion of his bowling 50 plus overs in a test innings as captain. The six occasions are – vs England at Hamilton in Mar 2008 {56.0 overs} : vs Australia at Adelaide in Nov 2008 {59.4 overs} : vs West Indies at Napier in Dec 2008 {52.0 overs} : vs Pakistan at Napier in Dec 2009 {56.0 overs} : vs India at Ahmedabad in Nov 2010 {54.5 overs} and vs India at Nagpur in Nov 2010 {58.0 overs}

DL Vettori with six occasions of bowling 50 plus overs as a captain now owns the record for most occasions of 50 plus overs bowled by a captain in a test innings. He wrested the record from R Benaud of Australia who had five such occasions to his credit.

AJ Mckay conceded 123 runs on his test debut providing the 211th occasion of bowler conceding 100 plus runs in an innings on his test debut, He became the 21st New Zealand bowler to concede 100 plus runs on debut against various oppositions and the first New Zealand bowler to do so against India

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