NZ v SL 2018-19: Stats - Tom Latham carries his bat for 264*

New Zealand opener scored 264* runs in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington.

Tom Latham scored 264* in New Zealand's first innings | Getty Images

New Zealand opener Tom Latham played an incredible knock of 264* against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Wellington and helped his team to post a mammoth 578 in reply to Sri Lanka's 282. Latham spent more than 400 minutes at the crease and scored 264 runs off 489 balls with 21 fours and 1 six and carried his bat. During this marathon knock he broke and created a few records and here is the list of all those records -

264* - Tom Latham's innings of 264 runs is the highest score by an opener carrying the bat in an innings in Test cricket.

Most runs scored by an opener while carrying his bat in a Test innings -

264* - Tom Latham (NZ) vs SL at Wellington, 2018

244* - Alastair Cook (ENG) vs AUS at Melbourne, 2017

223* - Glenn Turner (NZ) vs WI at Kingston, 1972

216* - Marvan Atapattu (SL) vs ZIM at Bulawayo, 1999

206* - Bill Brown (AUS) vs ENG at Lord's, 1938

New Zealand openers carrying the bat in a Test innings -

Glenn Turner (43*) vs ENG at Lord's, 1969

Glenn Turner (223*) vs WI at Kingston, 1972

Tom Latham (264*) vs SL at Wellington, 2018

264 - Latham's score of 264* runs is also the highest individual score in Test cricket in 2018.

Highest individual scores in Tests in 2018 -

264* - Tom Latham vs SL at Wellington

219* - Mushfiqur Rahim vs ZIM at Dhaka

196 - Kusal Mendis vs BAN at Chittagong

176 - Mominul Haque vs SL at Chittagong 

173 - Dananjaya de Silva vs BAN at Chittagong

264* - Tom Latham's 264* runs score is the sixth highest individual score for New Zealand in Test cricket.

Highest individual scores for New Zealand in Tests -

302 - Brendon McCullum vs IND at Wellington, 2014

299 - Martin Crowe vs SL at Wellington, 1991

290 - Ross Taylor vs AUS at Perth, 2015

274* - Stephen Fleming vs SL at Colombo, 2003

267* - Bryan Young vs SL at Dunedin, 1997

264* - Tom Latham vs SL at Wellington, 2018

Highest individual scores in Tests in New Zealand -

336 - Wally Hammond (ENG) vs NZ at Auckland, 1933

302 - Brendon McCullum (NZ) vs IND at Wellington, 2014

299 - Martin Crowe (NZ) vs SL at Wellington, 1991

275* - Daryll Cullinan (SA) vs NZ at Auckland, 1999

271 - Javed Miandad (PAK) vs NZ at Auckland, 1989

267* - Bryan Young (NZ) vs SL at Dunedin, 1997

267 - Aravinda de Silva (SL) vs NZ at Wellington, 1991

264* - Tom Latham (NZ) vs SL at Wellington, 2018


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 17 Dec, 2018

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