Statchat tends to come in clumps. Today’s statchat replaced some pretty famous records.
Highest total against England
Previous highest was 551/9dec at Lords in 1973 in the series where Congdon had his weakness in the 170s exposed. New Zealand took a first innings lead of 298 runs in that test so batting on is not a new thing.
Highest 7th wicket stand against all countries.
The previous was between C Cairns and Oram at Eden Park in 2004 in one of the most memorable tests played in New Zealand
Highest score by a New Zealand wicketkeeper (205).
Previous was BB McCullum 185 v Bangladesh in the Chris Kuggelijn ticket over the back fence test a Seddon Park in 2010.
The number of minutes between dismissals for BJ Watling (Colombo and Mount Manganui)
Most wides in a test innings (21)
This equalled the record set by the West Indies v Australia in 2008.
First double century by a keeper against England.