NZ v ENG 2018: Statistical Highlights - Day 1 of the first Test between New Zealand and England

All the key stats from record setting day one of the first Test between New Zealand and England.

Moeen Ali gets out as England Narrowly Avoid Lowest Total In Test Cricket History | AFP

The first ever day night test match on New Zealand soil started today in Auckland. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first on a green pitch.

The opening duo of Trent Boult (6/32) and Tim Southee (4/25) bundled England out for just 58 runs in 20.4 overs. In reply, New Zealand ended the day on 175 for 3 with a lead of 117 runs.

Kane Williamson ended the day on 91*, 9 runs away from a record 18th Test hundred for New Zealand.

In a day filled with statistical wonders, here are all the key stats from Day 1:

58 - This was England's sixth lowest Test total of all time and lowest total against New Zealand.The previous lowest total against New Zealand was 64 in Wellington test in 1978.

Lowest Test total for England

Total Against Venue Year
45 AUS Sydney 1887
46 WI Port of Spain 1994
51 WI Kingston 2009
52 AUS Oval 1948
53 AUS Lords 1888
58 NZ Auckland 2018

5 - 5th instance of a team getting bowled out in the first session of a test match.

Team getting bowled out in the first session of a test match:
1. Australia for 53 runs vs England at Lords  (1896) 
2. India for 76 runs vs South Africa at Ahmedabad (2008)
3. New Zealand for 45 runs vs South Africa at Cape Town (2013)
4. Australia for 60 runs vs England at Trent Bridge (2015)
5. England for 58 runs vs New Zealand at Auckland (2018)

6/32 - Trent Boult's best bowling figures in an innings in Test cricket.His previous best was 6/40 against West Indies in Wellington in 2013.

4 - 4 five wickets hauls for Trent Boult against England in Tests. Two of them came at the Eden Park ground in Auckland.

400 - Stuart Broad became the second bowler from England and fifteenth in the world to take 400 or more wickets in Test cricket.

115 - Tests taken by Stuart Broad to reach the 400 wickets milestone. He is joint slowest to reach 400 test wickets equaling Kapil Dev's record.

Slowest to 400 Test Wickets

Player Tests
Kapil Dev 115
Stuart Broad 115
Courtney Walsh 107
James Anderson 104
Shaun Pollock 103

450 - wickets taken by Tim Southee in international cricket.He is the third bowler from New Zealand after Daniel Vettori (696) and Sir Richard Hadlee (589) to take 450 or more wickets across three formats of game.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 22 Mar, 2018

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