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Stats: NZ-India, 2nd Test, Day 2

March 27, 2009 13:29 IST

Statistical highlights of the second day's play in the second Test between India and New Zealand at McLean Park, in Napier, on Friday.

# New Zealand's 619 for nine wickets declared is their third total of 600-plus, their best ever against India in New Zealand, bettering the 502 at Christchurch in 1967-68.

# New Zealand's aforesaid total is their second best against India -- their best being 630 for six wickets declared at Mohali in 2003-04.

# At McLean Park, their previous highest was 561 against Sri Lanka in 2004-05. New Zealand's aforesaid total is their third highest -- their highest being 671 for four against Sri Lanka in the 1990-91 Wellington Test.

# Jesse Ryder's outstanding innings of 201 is the eighth double hundred by a New Zealander at home (and the 15th in all). Matthew Sinclair holds a record for having posted two double hundreds. Ryder is the first batsman to hit a double hundred at McLean Park, Napier.

# Fifteen 200-plus innings have been witnessed for New Zealand. Stephen Fleming has made three -- the most by a New Zealander.

# Ryder is the third New Zealander to make double hundreds against India, joining Bert Sutcliffe -- 230 not out at Delhi in 1955-56 and Graham Dowling - 239 at Christchurch in 1967-68.

# Ryder is the 10th left-hander to score a double century against India.

# McCullum (115 off 140 balls) registered his third century, his first two being 143 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in October 2004 and 111 against Zimbabwe at Harare in August 2005.

# McCullum became the first New Zealand wicketkeeper to register three centuries.

# Daniel Vettori (55 off 72 balls) recorded his 19th fifty -- his third against India.

# New Zealand's innings contained five fifties, equaling their previous record -- their first ever instance against India.

# For the second time in New Zealand, three batsmen in New Zealand's innings posted hundreds -- the previous instance was against England at Auckland in 1983-84.

# Sehwag's 34 off 25 balls is his highest score as captain. In his only Test as skipper against Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in 2005-06, he was out for 20 and 0.