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first_img18.05 – India’s average runs per wicket in this series – their third-worst in any Test series. Incidentally, the two series in which they were worse also came against New Zealand: 13.37 in New Zealand in 2002-03, and 16.61 when New Zealand toured India in 1969-70. 242 – India’s highest score in this series in the four innings. This is their second-lowest highest score in a series of two or more matches. In the 2002-03 series in New Zealand, India’s highest in the series was only 161, which is the lowest. 34.61 – Average of New Zealand’s eighth to tenth-wicket partnerships in this series. The six partnerships for their last three wickets yielded 205 runs from two innings, with two fifty-plus stands. In both their first innings of the Tests, the lower order produced invaluable runs. g58 – The highest score by an India batsman in this series (Mayank Agarwal) – the lowest highest score in a series of two or more matches for India ever. In fact, the last time no India batsman scored a century in any series was back on the 2002-03 tour of New Zealand. India has played 60 Test series since then. 2011-12 – The last time India suffered a whitewash in a series of two or more Tests. India had 4-0 defeats in England and Australia back then. Prior to that, their last series whitewash was, again, in New Zealand – 2-0 in 2002-03. So, this is the first time India has been whitewashed in Tests under Virat Kohli. 9.50 – Kohli’s average in this series – with scores of 2, 19, 3 and 14. It is his second-worst in any series. His only worse series was the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at home in 2016-17, when he averaged 9.20 with 46 runs in five innings. This was the tenth time an India captain averaged less than 10 in an away series of two-plus matches – India lost nine of those series (and drew one). On this tour, Kohli could get only 218 runs in 11 innings across formats. 14 – Wickets for Tim Southee in this series, which makes it his second-most-productive series in terms of wickets taken. The only series in which he took more wickets (18) was against West Indies in 2013-14. He was Man of the Series for his performance here – only the second such award of his Test career.Also Read: Heinrich Klaasen ton helps South Africa to big win over AustraliaAlso Watch: Swearing-in Ceremony of Pallav Bhattacharyya as new Chairman of APSC held todaylast_img

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