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The Kiwis have not won a Test in India since 1988!

September 19, 2016 11:15 IST

Guess which Indian batsman has scored the most runs against New Zealand?
Rajneesh Gupta tells you that and more.

IMAGE: Captain Virat Kohli applauds the crowd. Photograph: BCCI

When India plays New Zealand in the first Test of a three match series on Thursday, September 22, at Green Park, Kanpur, it will be a landmark moment for the hosts.

India will become only the fourth country after England, Australia and the West Indies to play 500 Tests.

Winning the series 3-0 would boost India's chances of reclaiming the No 1 spot it narrowly lost to Pakistan last month.

New Zealand have lost its last two tours here and have not won a Test in India since 1988.

Rajneesh Gupta presents the numbers ahead of the series.

INDIA-NEW ZEALAND IN TEST CRICKET

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  Matches India won New Zealand won Drawn

in India

31 13 2 16

in New Zealand

23 5 8 10

Overall

54 18 10 26

SERIES IN INDIA

Season Captains Matches Ind New Zealand Drawn
1955-56 Polly Umrigar Harry Cave 5 2 0 3
1964-65 M A K 'Tiger' Pataudi John Reid 4 1 0 3
1969-70 M A K 'Tiger' Pataudi Graham Dowling 3 1 1 1
1976-77 Bishan Singh Bedi Glenn Turner 3 2 0 1
1988-89 Dilip Vengsarkar John Wright 3 2 1 0
1995-96 Mohammad Azharuddin Lee Germon 3 1 0 2
1999-00 Sachin Tendulkar Stephen Fleming 3 1 0 2
2003-04 Sourav Ganguly Stephen Fleming 2 0 0 2
2010-11 M S Dhoni Daniel Vettori 3 1 0 2
2012 M S Dhoni Ross Taylor 2 2 0 0
    TOTAL 31 13 2 16
  • In 1955-56, Ghulam Ahmed captained India in the first Test
  • In 2003-04, Rahul Dravid captained India in the second Test

 

SERIES IN NEW ZEALAND

Season Captains Matches Ind New Zealand Drawn
1967-68 M A K 'Tiger' Pataudi Graham Dowling 4 3 1 0
1975-76 Bishan Singh Bedi Glenn Turner 3 1 1 1
1980-81 Sunil Gavaskar Geoff Howarth 3 0 1 2
1989-90 Mohammad Azharuddin John Wright 3 0 1 2
1993-94 Mohammad Azharuddin Ken Rutherford 1 0 0 1
1998-99+ Mohammad Azharuddin Stephen Fleming 2 0 1 1
2002-03 Sourav Ganguly Stephen Fleming 2 0 2 0
2008-09 M S Dhoni Daniel Vettori 3 1 0 2
2013-14 M S Dhoni Brendon McCullum 2 0 1 1
    TOTAL 23 5 8 10

 

  • In 1967-68, Bruce Sinclair captained New Zealand in the first Test
  • In 1975-76, Sunil Gavaskar captained India in the first Test
  • In 2008-09, Virender Sehwag captained India in the second Test

+ The First Test at Dunedin was abandoned without a ball being bowled and is excluded.

 

SUMMARY OF SERIES RESULTS

  Series India won New Zealand won Drawn

in India

10 8 0 2

in New Zealand

9 2 5 2

Overall

19 10 5 4


HIGHEST INNINGS TOTALS

For India in India: 583-7 declared at Ahmedabad, 1999-00

In New Zealand: 520 at Hamilton, 2008-09

For New Zealand in India: 630-6 declared at Mohali, 2003-04

In New Zealand: 680-8 declared at Wellington, 2013-14

LOWEST INNINGS TOTALS

For India in India: 83 at Mohali, 1999-00

In New Zealand: 81 at Wellington, 1975-76

For New Zealand in India: 124 at Hyderabad, 1988-89

In New Zealand: 94 at Hamilton, 2002-03

DOUBLE HUNDREDS

For India (6)

231: Vinoo Mankad at Madras, 1955-56

223: Vinoo Mankad at Bombay, 1955-56

223: Polly Umrigar at Hyderabad, 1955-56

222: Rahul Dravid at Ahmedabad, 2003-04

217: Sachin Tendulkar at Ahmedabad, 1999-00

200*: Dilip Sardesai at Bombay, 1964-65

 

For New Zealand (6)

302: Brendon McCullum at Wellington, 2013-14

239: Graham Dowling at Christchruch, 1967-68

230*: Bert Sutcliffe at Delhi, 1955-56

225: Brendon McCullum at Hyderabad, 2010-11

224: Brendon McCullum at Auckland, 2013-14

201: Jesse Ryder at Napier, 2008-09

Note: The highest individual Test innings by an Indian in New Zealand is 192 by Mohammad Azharuddin at Auckland in 1989-90

 

INDIVIDUAL HUNDREDS

For India (50) -- most by Rahul Dravid (6)

For New Zealand (43) -- most by Brendon McCullum (4)

 

LEADING BATSMEN

Player For Matches Runs Highest Score Average 100 50
Rahul Dravid India 15 1,659 222 63.81 6 6
Sachin Tendulkar India 24 1,595 217 46.91 4 8
Brendon McCullum New Zealand 10 1,224 302 68.00 4 2
Graham Dowling New Zealand 11 964 239 48.20 3 2
Bert Sutcliffe New Zealand 9 885 230* 68.08 3 3
Virender Sehwag India 12 883 173 44.15 2 3
V V S Laxman India 10 818 124* 58.43 2 6
John Wright New Zealand 9 804 185 61.85 3 3
Mohammad Azharuddin India 12 796 192 61.23 2 3
Mark Burgess New Zealand 13 725 95 30.21 0 6

IMAGE: Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates a wicket. Photograph: BCCI

TEN WICKETS OR MORE IN A MATCH

For India (4)

12/85 (6/31, 6/99): R Ashwin at Hyderabad, 2012

12/152 (8/72, 4/80): S Venkataraghavan at Delhi, 1964-65

11/140 (3/64, 8/76): E A S Prasanna at Auckland, 1975-76

10/134 (4/67, 6/67): Anil Kumble at Kanpur, 1999-00

 

For New Zealand (2)

11/58 (4/35, 7/23): Richard Hadlee at Wellington, 1975-76

10/88 (6/49, 4/39): Richard Hadlee at Bombay, 1988-89

 

SEVEN WICKETS OR MORE IN AN INNINGS

In addition to those listed above, the following have taken seven wickets or more in an innings:

For India

7/128: Subhash Gupte at Hyderabad, 1955-56

For New Zealand

7/64: Tim Southee at Bangalore, 2012

7/65: Simon Doull at Wellington, 1998-99

LEADING BOWLERS

Player For Matches Wickets Best Average Strike Rate 5I 10M
Richard Hadlee New Zealand 14 65 7/23 22.97 47.78 4 2
B S Singh Bedi India 12 57 6/42 19.14 68.12 4 0
E A S Prasanna India 10 55 8/76 20.13 53.56 4 1
Anil Kumble India 11 50 6/67 25.86 72.20 3 1
Zaheer Khan India 13 47 5/29 31.45 59.15 4 0
S Venkataraghavan India 10 44 8/72 22.82 76.77 2 1
Harbhajan Singh India 13 43 6/63 33.12 80.49 1 0
Daniel Vettori New Zealand 15 40 6/127 48.42 106.60 2 0
B S Chandrasekhar India 8 36 6/94 27.14 66.17 1 0
Subhash Gupte India 5 34 7/128 19.68 62.94 4 0
Rajneesh Gupta