What a pornographic volcano of cricket stats. McCullum became the first New Zealander to score a triple century, 680 is the highest NZ total in tests, the McCullum / Watling partnership was the highest 6th wicket partnership in test etc.
But we all know those ones, and you will see them again in tomorrow’s paper. But wait, there’s more.
Over the last four months New Zealand has used four different players whose fathers also played test cricket. A world record.
There have now been eight double centuries conceded by India in their last 12 tests away from home.
NZ number 8 Neesham’s 137* now the highest debut score by anyone batting 7 or lower in Test history.
Neesham now has the highest test batting average (170) of anyone who has ever played test cricket.
New Zealand added 586 runs after being 94-5, smashing the record most runs added after fall of 5th wicket: (was 474, Pak v NZ, 1955-56).
Brendon McCullum is also the first ever captain of Test history to hit 300 in a team’s second innings,
In two innings during this series, New Zealand batsmen score a triple century, a double century and three centuries. In the other two innings no one got to fifty.
In fact, the conversion rate for batsmen over the two tests was 83%. And Anderson was sawn off at Eden Park.
BJ Watling became the second keeper to take 15 catches in a two test series.
In the first innings at The Basin Ish Sharma took his career best figures (6/51) and in the second innings his worst (0/164)
UPDATE: This was also the first New Zealand side to have a perfectly alternating left-hand / right-hand batting order. The right handers got the odd numbers; the left handers got the even ones.