# Harbhajan Singh posted a fifty-plus score in each innings of a Test match for the first time.
# Harbhajan became the second number eight batsman to register a fifty and a hundred in a Test match, joining Eric Dalton (South Africa [ Images ]) -- 117 and 57 not out against England [ Images ] at The Oval in 1935.
# Harbhajan has got his first Man-of-the-Match award for his batting -- his sixth in Test cricket and his first against New Zealand.
# Zaheer Khan [ Images ] registered his fourth duck against New Zealand, his 20th in Tests, emulating Bishen Singh Bedi's [ Images ] tally of 20 Test ducks. Only Bhagwat Chandrasekhar has registered more Test ducks (23) for India.
# Brendon McCullum [ Images ], playing in his 96th first-class game, has bowled for the first time in any international game or first-class cricket.
# VVS Laxman [ Images ], in team's second innings, averages 50-plus - 2968, including five hundreds and 18 fifties, in 75 innings, at an average of 51.17. Only Sunil Gavaskar [ Images ] has a better average -- 51.46. The world record is held by Don Bradman (104.50) followed by Jacques Kallis [ Images ] (58.37).
# Laxman and Harbhajan put on a seventh-wicket partnership of 163 -- India's highest against New Zealand, surpassing the 128 between Sachin Tendulkar [ Images ] and Kiran More at Napier [ Images ] in February 1990. The said stand is India's fifth best on home soil for the seventh wicket.
# The above stand is the highest for the seventh wicket at Motera, eclipsing the 154 between Imran Khan [ Images ] and Ijaz Faqih for Pakistan against India in 1986-87.
# Laxman's 47th Test fifty is his fifth against New Zealand.
# Harbhajan (115) batted brilliantly to record his maiden hundred in Tests/First-class cricket.
# Harbhajan's hundred is the 100th in the second innings in Tests for India.
# Harbhajan's match tally of 184 (69 + 115) is his best in Tests -- the highest by a number eight batsman for India.
# New Zealand have drawn 72 Tests away from home. They have won 25 and lost 86 out of 183 contested on foreign soil.
# With the Ahmedabad Test failing to produce a result, the New Zealanders maintained their record of not winning on Indian soil in 22 years. Their last victory in India was by 136 runs at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai [ Images ] in November 1988.
# Excluding Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, New Zealand's last win away from home was at Bridgetown in 2002 against West Indies [ Images ] by 204 runs.
# Zaheer Khan has captured 37 wickets at an average of 22.97 in seven Tests, including two five-wicket hauls in an innings and one instance of ten wickets in a Test match. He is fourth in the list of the leading wicket-takers this year, behind Graeme Swann [ Images ] (51), James Anderson [ Images ] (40) and Dale Steyn [ Images ] (39).
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni's [ Images ] winning percentage in Tests is now 63.15 -- 12 victories, two defeats and five drawn matches out of 19 contested.
# Tim McIntosh recorded a pair -- duck in each innings -- in Tests. This was his third duck against India and fifth in Tests.
# McIntosh is the first New Zealand opening batsman to record a pair against India. Overall, he is the seventh to do so, joining B A Edgar, J G Wright, B R Hartland, R G Twose, T W Jarvis and K R Rutherford.
# McIntosh became the sixth batsman to register a pair for New Zealand against India, joining A R MacGibbon, G B Troup, C M Kuggeleijn, M C Snedden and P J Wiseman.
# Wiseman is the only batsman from New Zealand to post two Test pairs against India -- one each at Wellington in 1998-99 and Kanpur in 1999-00.