India vs New Zealand, 1st Test Stats: R Ashwin is India’s highest run-scorer in Tests in 2016

The first day of India's 500th Test match was peppered with a few interesting facts and figures.

By: PTI | Kanpur | Updated: September 23, 2016 12:42 pm
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Statistical highlights after opening day’s play in the first cricket Test between India and New Zealand, at the Green Park stadium, Kanpur:

# Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay put on 112 for the second wicket – India’s second highest for the second wicket vs New Zealand at Kanpur in Tests next only to the 114 between Sunil Gavaskar and Mohinder Amarnath in 1976.

# The highest second wicket partnership by an Indian pair at Kanpur is 150 between Mohammad Azharuddin and Kris Srikkanth vs England in Jan/Feb 1985.

# Vijay and Pujara have managed 1689 runs at an average of 60.32 in 28 innings, including four century stands and nine fifty-plus. Among the Indian pairs with 1500 runs or more in Tests, their average is the fourth highest in Tests – the highest being 67.82 between Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar – 1560 runs in 23 innings, including four century stands and five fifty-plus.

# India (291/9) have recorded their third highest total on the first day of a Test match at Green Park, Kanpur – the highest two are 417 for two vs Sri Lanka in 2009-10 and 304 for four vs New Zealand in 1976-77

# Ravichandran Ashwin (40) has taken his aggregate to 275 at an average of 55.00 in five innings – the highest among the Indian batsmen in Tests this year. His aggregate includes two hundreds.

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# Wriddhiman Saha has posted his fourth duck in Tests – his third in India.

# Murali Vijay (65) has registered his first fifty in five innings vs New Zealand in Tests. In his previous four innings against them, he had posted 26, 13, 2 and 7.

# As compared to his average of 36.85 away from home, Vijay is averaging 48.08 in home Tests.

Mitchell Santner (3/77) has registered his career-best bowling figures in Tests, eclipsing the 2 for 16 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in July this year.

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# Cheteshwar Pujara (62) has recorded his eighth fifty in Tests – his first vs New Zealand.

# As against his home average of 64.29 (1543 runs in 28 innings), Pujara is averaging 33.36 in away Tests (1001 runs in 31 innings).

# Trent Boult (3/52) has registered his best bowling figures vs India in Tests in India – his second best vs India behind the 3 for 38 at Auckland in February 2014.

# Mohammed Shammi’s first duck vs New Zealand is his fifth in Tests.