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Stats: Bhuvneshwar impresses on return

Source: PTI
October 01, 2016 21:00 IST
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up five wickets in a fine display of seam bowling to floor New Zealand after Wriddhiman Saha's battling half-century helped India reach 316 on the second day of the second Test at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on Saturday. 

Check out the statistical highlights on Day 2 of the second Test between India and New Zealand.

2nd Test PHOTOS: Five-star Bhuvneshwar floors NZ


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IMAGE: India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates. Photograph: BCCI.

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/33) has recorded his first instance of five wickets in an innings in Tests in India. His previous best figures in Tests in India were 3/31 vs Australia at Mohali in March 2013.

# Kumar has registered four five-wicket hauls in Tests -- two vs England and one each vs New Zealand and West Indies.

# Bhuvneshwar is the sixth Indian fast bowler to produce five-wicket hauls vs New Zealand in Tests. He has joined Zaheer Khan (four times), Ishant Sharma (twice), Javagal Srinath (twice), Ramakant Desai and Madan Lal.

# Ramakant Desai, Javagal Srinath and Bhuvneshwar are the three Indian fast bowlers to have achieved the feat in Tests at home vs New Zealand.

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IMAGE:  India's Wriddhiman Saha, right, celebrates after scoring his half century. Photograph: BCCI.

# Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja were involvedin a stand of 41 -- India's highest eighth wicket partnership vs New Zealand at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, eclipsing the 37 between Jayasinghrao Ghorpade and Chandrakant Patankar in 1955-56.

# Saha (54 n.o.)posted his highest Test score at home surpassing 36 vs South Africa at Nagpur in February 2010.

# Saha and Mohammed Shami put on 35 -- India's highest 10th wicket partnership in Tests vs New Zealand in Kolkata.

# New Zealand's first three batsmen scored 15 runs -- Martin Guptill 13, Tom Latham 1 and Henry Nicholls 1. The aggregate is their second lowest in the first innings of a Test vs India. In the 2003-04 Ahmedabad Test, the top three batsmen had managed 14 - Mark Richardson 6, Lou Vincent 7 and Stephen Fleming 1.

# The least runs scored by the top three batsmen from any team vs India in the first innings are 1 for West Indies at Port of Spain in March 1983 -- Gordon Greenidge 0, Desmond Haynes 0 and Vivian Richards 1.

# The runs' tally by the openers in the first innings from both sides produced 24 runs -- the least in the Kolkata Test, surpassing the 32 in the India-West Indies Test in December 1983.

# Luke Ronchi and Ross Taylor put on 62 -- New Zealand's highest fourth-wicket partnership vs India at Eden Gardens in Tests.

# Martin Guptill has been a mediocre performer in Tests in his last seven innings -- the sequence of scores being 11, 7, 8, 0, 21, 0 & 13.

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