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New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2019: 2nd Test – Statistical Highlights

Here are all the key stats and numbers recorded during New Zealand’s victory in Wellington.

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Neil Wagner
Neil Wagner. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

New Zealand completed yet another Test series win against Bangladesh with 2nd straight innings win against the visitors. In the rain-affected Wellington Test, the hosts needed about seven sessions to register a win. Resuming final day at 80/3, the visitors were bundled out for 209 in their 2nd innings and lost the game by an innings and 12-run margin. Skipper Mahmudullah was Bangladesh’s top-scorer with 67 while Neil Wagner bagged a 5-wicket haul.

Here are all the key stats and numbers recorded during New Zealand’s victory in Wellington:

Bangladesh streak continues:

26 – Bangladesh’s losing streak against New Zealand in their backyard continues despite the first two days of this Test in Wellington getting washed out. The Bangladesh team has faced the Blackcaps in 9 Tests, 13 ODIs and 4 T20Is in New Zealand. They lost in all those 26 international matches.

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A Neil Wagner special:

9/73 – Neil Wagner registered bowling figures of 9/73 in this game coming in as third change for the Kiwis. He picked up 4/28 in the first innings and 5/43 in the 2nd. He thus became the first pacer to claim nine or more wickets in a Test match after coming to bowl as third change or later.

England’s left-arm pacer Dick Barlow had figures of 8/63 in the 1886 Manchester Test against Australia while bowling as third change. He and Wagner are the only pacers with eight or more wickets in a Test match coming to bowl as late as 3rd change.

England’s left-arm bowler Frank Woolley had figures of 9/124 also in a Test match at Basin Reserve in 1930 while coming as third change or later. However, Woolley reportedly bowled both pace and spin during that game.


2004 – The last instance of any bowler bagging nine or more wickets in a Test match after coming to bowl as third change or later was way back in 2004. Upal Chandana finished with figures of 10/210 during the 2004 Cairns Test against Australia where he was Sri Lanka’s third change bowler.


Taylor and Williamson add records to their name:

3 – Ross Taylor is only the 3rd New Zealand player to score three Test double centuries. Brendon McCullum scored four double tons while Stephen Fleming also has three 200s in this format.

Stats: Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson pair create new records for New Zealand


A day of runs:

474 – As many as 474 runs were scored during the 4th day of this Test match; the most in a single day’s play in Test cricket in New Zealand. The opening day of the 1932 Wellington Test between New Zealand and South Africa witnessed a total of 442 runs being scored by both the teams.

During the 3rd day’s play of the first Test in Hamilton, New Zealand and Bangladesh collectively aggregated 438 runs. These are the joint 3rd most runs scored during a single day’s play in Test cricket in New Zealand. The 1932 NZ-SA Test match in Christchurch witnessed 438 runs on the 2nd day.

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