The New Zealand batsmen continued to dominate the Indian bowling on the third day of the second Test at Mohali, with Craig McMillan becoming the fourth batsman after Mark Richardson, Lou Vincent and Scott Styris to get a hundred in the match.
It is the tenth instance in Test history that four batsmen have scored hundreds in the same innings. Interestingly, the Indian team figures in five such instances, but on the wrong end on all of them.
Despite this battering from the Kiwis, the Indian team can take solace from the fact that two teams have performed even worse. The West Indies, in 1954-55 versus Australia at Kingston, and Bangladesh, in 2001-02 versus Pakistan at Multan, conceded as many as five hundreds!The accompanying table lists all instances of four (or more) hundreds in an innings :
|5||Australia (758-8d)||West Indies||Kingston||1954-55|
|4||West Indies (631)||India||Delhi||1948-49|
|4||West Indies (550)||India||St.John's||1982-83|
|4||Pakistan (600-8d)||Sri Lanka||Galle||1999-00|
|4||Sri Lanka (610-6d)||India||Colombo||2001-02|
|4||New Zealand (534-9d)||Australia||Perth||2001-02|
|4||New Zealand (630-6d)||India||Mohali||2003-04|
Extras make their mark
The Indian bowlers and fielders conceded as many as 53 extras during New Zealand's first innings in the ongoing Test. This is the fifth instance when India have conceded 50 or more extras in an innings.
Though it is one of the worst performances by an Indian team on the extras front, it falls well short of their all-time record. They had conceded 60 extras in England's total of 633 for five declared in the Birmingham Test in 1979.
The following table gives details of all instances when India conceded 50 or more extras in an innings :
|55||16||22||12||5||England (477-4)||The Oval||1990|
|53||21||28||3||1||New Zealand (630-6d)||Mohali||2003-04|
|51||12||31||7||1||England (515)||The Oval||2002|
The 28 leg-byes by India are also the joint-fourth highest conceded by any side in Test cricket.
The details :
|31||India||England (515)||The Oval||2002|
|30||England||West Indies (411-5d)||Manchester||1976|
|28||Sri Lanka||New Zealand (307)||Dunedin||1994-95|
|28||India||New Zealand (630-6d)||Mohali||2003-04|