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INDIA 316(104.5 OVERS)1ST INNINGS NEW ZEALAND 204(53 OVERS)1ST INNINGS INDIA 263(76.5 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Thilak Ram | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
New Zealand's stand-in captain Ross Taylor felt conceding a 100 plus lead hurt his team's chances of trying to level the series in Kolkata
Wriddhiman Saha starred with the bat in both innings, and became the fourth Indian wicketkeeper to score two fifties in a Test, which helped the hosts convincingly beat New Zealand by 178 runs, in four days, in the second Test that ended in Kolkata on Mon
Virat Kohli said winning the Kolkata Test taught his team important lessons. "This was a Test match that players took as an opportunity to build character rather than pressure."
India have displaced Pakistan as the No. 1-ranked Test team in the world, following their 178-run win against New Zealand in the second Test in Kolkata
Runs accumulated by NZ's top-3 in this inns, is the second-lowest for them against India in first inns of Tests. Lowest: 14 runs in Ahmedabad in 2003-04.
Previous highest score for Jeetan Patel in Tests, which came in Cape Town in 2005-06. He has gone past that in his first inns after making comeback.
No. of wickets by India fast bowlers in the first inns of this Test - joint-most by them in an Eden Gardens Tests. They had taken 8 wkts v Pak 1986-87 and v SA 1996-97.
Last time Ind fast bowlers took 8 or more wkts in an inns at home, before this - vs Aus in Bangalore (9 wkts).
Last time Ind openers aggregated fewer runs in both inns of a home Test, than 34 in this Test - 33 runs vs Eng at Wankhede in 2005-06.
No. of NZ fast bowlers to take 3 or more wkts in both inns of a Test India, including Matt Henry in this Test. Last to do was Tuffey in Mohali in 2003-04.
Highest 4th inns total by a visiting team at Eden Gardens, by Eng in 1961-62. India's lead has already gone past 250.
No. of century stands India for the 7th wkt in their last 5 Tests in Kolkata, including this. Prev 3: MSD-Laxman 259* v SA, MSD-Laxman 224 v WI, Rohit-Ashwin 280 v WI.
No. of India keepers before Wriddhiman Saha to get two fifty-plus scores in a Test. MS Dhoni (4 times), Farokh Engineer and Dilawar Hussain (also at Eden Gardens)
No. of visiting openers to hit a fourth-innings fifty at Eden Gardens before Tom Latham. The previous one was by Shahid Afridi in 2005.
The previous most LBW dismissals in a Test in India - in the Ahmedabad Test involving SA in 1996-97. Ross Taylor's dismissal in NZ's inns was the 14th of this Test.
India's record in the last 12 Tests at home - their best win-loss record in a sequence of 12 consecutive Tests at home.