# Virender Sehwag [ Images ], for the third time in a calendar year, has aggregated 1,000 runs or more -- the first two instances were -- 1141 at an average of 63.38 in 12 Tests in 2004 and 1462 at 56.23 in 14 Tests in 2008.
# Sehwag is only the second batsman to aggregate 1,000 runs in 2010. Sachin Tendulkar [ Images ] is the leading run-getter this year -- 1283 (ave.98.69) in 10 Tests.
# Sehwag's 173 off 199 balls is his first hundred at Motera, bettering 51 against Sri Lanka [ Images ] in November 2009.
# Sehwag, for the first time, has recorded five hundreds in a calendar year. The Indian record is held by Sachin Tendulkar -- 6 in 2010.
# Of his 22 centuries, 21 have been made in the first innings and only one in the second.
# Sehwag has taken his run-aggregate to 1077 at an average of 67.31 in 17 innings (10 Tests) in 2010. His tally includes five hundreds and four half-centuries.
# Sehwag's 173 is his best innings against New Zealand, bettering the 130 at Mohali in October 2003.
# Sehwag's second century against New Zealand is his 22nd in Tests.
(34) and Rahul Dravid [ Images ] (30).
# Sehwag and Dravid, with their 237-run stand, have set a second-wicket record for India against New Zealand, bettering the 204 between Surinder Amarnath and Sunil Gavaskar at Auckland in 1975-76.
# Rahul Dravid has been associated in 15 partnerships of 200 or more in Tests, emulating Ricky Ponting's [ Images ] feat. Sachin Tendulkar holds a record with 18 partnerships of 200 or more.
# Dravid is the top run-scorer at Motera, aggregating 770 in 13 innings at an average of 64.16, including three hundreds and one fifty.
# Both Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar have recorded three hundreds at Motera.
# Rahul Dravid is the first player to register five hundreds in India-New Zealand Tests.
# Dravid is the eighth player to record 30 or more centuries, joining Tendulkar (49), Ricky Ponting (39), Jacques Kallis [ Images ] (35), Gavaskar (34), Brian Lara [ Images ] (34), Steve Waugh [ Images ] (32) and Matthew Hayden [ Images ] (30).
# Dravid, with 104, is the first player to make five hundreds in India-New Zealand Tests.
# Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir [ Images ] hold a record as an opening pair in terms of run-aggregate. Their tally of 3026 (ave.57.09) in 55 innings has bettered the run-aggregate of 3010 (ave.53.75) in 59 innings by Chetan Chauhan and Sunil Gavaskar between 1973 and 1981.