Summary of England-New Zealand Tests-2021-Pt 1

New Zealand won the 2-Test series 1-0. This was their 3rd series win in England, after 1986 (1-0) and 1999 (2-1). More recently the 2015 series was drawn 1-1.

In the 107 Tests between these teams. England have won 48, NZ 12 and 47 drawn.

In England, in 56 Tests England lead 30-6 with 20 draws.

In NZ, in 51 Tests England lead 18-6 with 27 draws.

Batting records:

M Crowe has scored 5 centuries and several others have scored 4.

R. Taylor and J. Wright have scored 11 fifty-plus scores, and several others have scored 10

Most runs-750 and above:

R. Taylor has the most runs (1272) among current players and is in 3rd place.Gooch has the most for England (1148) ans is in 5th place. Root, Watling and Williamson are other current players here.

Highest innings scores (175 and above):

In this series DP Conway scored 200 on debut at Lord’s. This is the highest score by a debutant at Lord’s. The previous record was 16 by Saurav Ganguly in 1996. He also came close to MP Donnelly’s 206 (also at Lord’s, in 1949) which remains NZ’s highest individual score in England.

Highest batting average (Minimum 20 innings, 40.00)

While Cowdrey and Thorpe lead here, Root and Taylor are the only current players here.

Highest strike rate (Minimum 1000 balls faced, 50.00)

McCullum has the highest strike rate here, followed at a distance by Astle. The highest for England is 56.66 by Botham. Taylor is also here.

To be continued.