After New Zealand’s 2-0 victory, results of Tests between these teams are summarized below:
New Zealand has now moved into the lead with 15 victories against 13 by the West Indies.
The last victory of WI against NZ was at Port of Spain in Jan 2014. The last victory of WI in NZ was a generation ago, at Wellington in Feb 1995. That is remembered for Walsh’s 13-55.
We now look at individual performances, starting with batting:
Runs scored (750 and above):
The most centuries are 4 by Taylor, and the most scores of 50+ are 10 by Chanderpaul and Gayle. Taylor is the only current player here.
Highest innings (150 and above):
None from the recent series, although Ross Taylor had a 200+ score earlier.
Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):
Only Taylor from the current players. Relatively few names here because of the relative infrequency of Tests between these teams over the years.
Now for bowling:
Most wickets (30 and above):
Several current players led by Boult and Southee.
Best innings bowling (including all instances of 7wi and above):
Wagner’s feat in the current series is here.
Best match bowling (including all instances of 10wm and above):
Note Walsh’s extraordinary figures. But there are no instances from recent years.
Bowling averages (Minimum 2000 balls, all instances):
Nobody among current players as they have not played enough.
To be continued.