One of the beauties about test cricket and #statchat is that even when things are not going particularly well there are normally some statistics to purr over. This test against Pakistan is proof of that.
So, thanks to Gautam Bhimani here are the best stats around Tom Latham’s maiden test century from last night.
Latham became part of the third father and son combination by New Zealanders to score a test century. The previous two being Walter and Sir Richard Hadlee, and Ken and Hamish Rutherford.
Only one New Zealand opener has passed 50 in test matches in 2014. That is Latham, and he has done it four times now.
He became the third youngest NZ test centurion as an opener. The two younger than him (Turner and Edgar) also scored their centuries against Pakistan.
He came in to bat when he was exactly 22 years and 222 days old. And he scored his century on 11/11.
If you think that is the end of it you are mistaken.
More on the 222 and 11/11 spookiness. He faced 222 balls.