BLACKCAPS v India - Latest stats and facts

Hyderabad hosted its fifth Test Match between New Zealand and India. The first three were at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, while the most recent two have been at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. The only city to have hosted more Tests between the two countries is Wellington, with the Basin Reserve having hosted six Test matches.    
Only Courtney Walsh with 13 for 55 for the West Indies in Wellington in 1994-95 has better figures against New Zealand than Ravichandran Ashwin's 12-85.
Sachin Tendulkar has now played the most Test Matches against New Zealand. The second Test at Bangalore was his twenty fourth match against the BLACKCAPS, passing Allan Border and Steve Waugh who both played twenty three Tests for Australia.        
Ross Taylor became the first New Zealand batsman to have reached a Test century at better than a run a ball on more than one occasion. He holds the New Zealand record having reached his hundred against Australia in Hamilton in 2009-10 in eighty one balls, while he took ninety nine balls to reach his century at Bangalore.  The other New Zealand batsmen to have achieved this feat are Richard Hadlee, Ian Smith, Chris Cairns, Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori.     
Taylor also became the twelfth BLACKCAPS batsman to pass three thousand Test runs during his second innings at Bangalore.       
Tim Southee recorded his best Test bowling figures of seven for 64 at Bangalore. Only Richard Hadlee with seven for 23 at the Basin Reserve in 1975-76 has better figures against India. It is the sixth best innings analysis for the BLACKCAPS with only Hadlee (twice), Chris Cairns (twice) and Chris Pringle achieving better figures.
With the non-selection of Chris Martin, Southee became the most experienced of the Black Caps front-line bowlers with 45 wickets from his previous 18 Tests. He had support from Doug Bracewell ten Tests (38 wickets), Trent Boult five Tests (15 wickets) and Jeetan Patel fourteen Tests (44 wickets).        

New Zealand's second innings total of 248 at Bangalore is their second highest without any batsmen reaching fifty. The highest total was recorded just last season at University Oval in Dunedin when the BLACKCAPS scored 273 against South Africa, with no batsmen scoring a half-century.   
Interestingly their previous highest against India without a fifty was also at Bangalore when New Zealand were dismissed for 233 back during the 1995-96 tour.        

Kruger van Wyk and Doug Bracewell both recorded their highest Test scores when adding ninety nine for the seventh wicket during the first innings of the second Test.  There still hasn't been a century partnership for the seventh wicket since Reece Young and Daniel Vettori added 138 against Pakistan at Wellington in January 2011.      
India had to reach the highest ever fourth innings total in Tests at Bangalore to win the second Test. The previous highest total there was 239 by India in 2004 while the highest fourth innings total to win was 207 by India against Australia in 2010. 

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