Best performances - Batsmen
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NEW ZEALAND 262(95.5 OVERS)1ST INNINGS INDIA 377/5d(107.2 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Good footwork is much more than just stepping forward or swivelling on the back foot
New Zealand have done many things right while facing R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, but they are yet to find an answer to the two spinners' biggest weapon: the one that looks like it will turn, but does not turn
Cheteshwar Pujara's strike rate has been a worry over the last 30 months, but much of it is to do with his inability to score against pace when playing overseas
India's Test captain Virat Kohli hailed R Ashwin's impact and Ravindra Jadeja's relentlessness after India's 197-run win over New Zealand in the series and season opener in Kanpur
New Zealand's chances in the Test series against India suffered a major blow with offspinner Mark Craig being ruled out of the rest of the series
No. of India bowlers who took more 10-wicket hauls in Tests than Ashwin who picked his 5th such haul in this match. Kumble had 8 while Harbhajan also took 5.
No. of Tests which have had more fifties from batsmen without a single century, than this Test which has had 10 fifties so far.
Last time a NZ player scored 50 or more runs and took 5 or more wickets in a Test in India, before Santner - John Bracewell at Wankhede in 1988-89.
Fifties for Ronchi in his career of 2 Tests so far, including this. He had made 88 & 31 in his debut Test and 38 and a fifty in this Test.
No. of bowlers who completed 200 Test wickets in fewer matches than Ashwin's 37 Tests. Clarrie Grimmett achieved it in 36 Tests, the fastest.
No. of higher targets set by India in Tests against NZ than the 434 in this match. India had set 617 in Wellington in 2008-09.
No. of balls in which Rohit and Jadeja added 50 runs for the sixth wicket.
No. of Tests in which NZ spinners took 10 or more wickets against India, including this. The previous 2: Nagpur 1969-70 (19 wkts) and Ahmedebad 2010-11 (12).
Highest 4th inns total by a visiting team in India, by West Indies at Kotla in 1987-88. India's lead has gone past 300 already.
Runs scored by Kohli in Tests since his double-century against West Indies in the first Test. His scores since then being 44, 3, 4, 9, 18.
No. of Tests that have had three century partnerships for the 2nd wicket, including this match. The other two: Eng v Aus, Lord's, 1953 and Aus v Pak, MCG, 1972-73.
Last time each of India's top-three made scores of 30 or more in both innings of a Test, before this - vs Aus in Mohali. This is the 5th such instance for India.
Previous highest opening stand between KL Rahul and Vijay in Tests, before this in 5 inns. This is the first time they have shared a 50+ stand.