We now proceed to Bowling records for Tests between these teams.
Most wickets (25 or more):
It is not surprising to see Waqar and Wasim at the top, and that Sir Richard has the most for New Zealand.
The most 5wis are 6 by Wasim followed by 5 by Waqar. Several players have two 10wms.
Southee has the most by current players.
Best innings bowling (including all 7wi or better):
The best figures are the most recent here, 8-41 by Yasir Shah who is not currently in the team. Also note Mohammad Zahid’s 7-for on debut in 1996. The best by NZ was by the lesser-known C Pringle
Best match bowling (including all 10wm or better):
Yasir Shah’s 2018 performance also tops this list. KA Jamieson has the next best performance in recent years. Mohammad Zahid took 11 wickets on debut.
Best bowling averages (Minimum 2000 balls bowled, all instances):
The two Ws again. Note the unusually poor average of Vettori.
The best economy rates are Pervez Sajjad and HJ Howarth.
The best strike rates are by Wasim and Waqar.
Now for Fielding:
Most dismissals (15 or more):
The most dismissals are by recent player BJ Watling, followed by current player Sarfaraz Ahmed. Sarfaraz also has the most stumpings (6) and recent player R Taylor has the most catches as a fielder (29).
Most dismissals in an innings (5 or more):
Headed by Wasim Bari (7), followed by Adnan Akmal with 6.
Bari’s 7 was then a world record for innings dismissals.
Most dismissals in a match (7 or more):
Headed by Rashid Latif and BB McCullum with 9.
Best dismissal rates (Minimum 20 innings and 0.600):
Headed by BJ Watling. The best by a fielder is by another recent player R Taylor.
All-round performances(Minimum 20 innings and 2000 balls):
Only Intikhab Alam makes the cut.
All-round match performances (Minimum 50 runs and 5wi):
The best performances are by Mushtaq Mohammad and MD Craig.
Mushtaq and DS Atkinson are the only ones to score a double century and take a 5wi in a match.
MD Craig’s 50/10wm was the highlight of a short career. Also note Sodhi’s performance in the latest series.
This two-test series marked an important landmark, as Bangladesh won their first Test against New Zealand in their 16th attempt. The series was drawn 1-1.
Resultsof all Tests between NZ and BD:
Overall: 17 tests: NZ lead 13-1, 3 draws
In NZ: 11 tests: NZ lead 10-1
In BD: 6 tests: NZ lead 3-0 with 3 draws.
Most runs (minimum 350):
Tamim Iqbal leads with 908, followed by Shakib (763) and newly-retired R Taylor (746).
Highest individual scores (Minimum 110):
TWM Latham’s 252 in the second Test is the highest for NZ against BD, surpassing the 202 by SP Fleming at Chattogram in 2004. Their previous best in NZ was 200* by Williamson at Hamilton in 2019. Also note that Shakib had made 217 at Wellington in 2017.
Incidentally Latham is the first player to score 252 in a Test.
While there is not enough data for meaningful batting averages, we have some strike rates:
Highest strike rates (Min 1000 balls faced, all instances):
Not surprisingly, R Taylor has the highest strike rate. Williamson and Shakib are slightly lower.
Most wickets (Minimum 10):
Vettori (51) is followed by the current trio of Wagner, Boult and Southee.
The most 5wi are 5 by Vettori and 3 by Wagner.
The only 10wm is by Vettori.
Best innings bowling (including all 6wi):
Shakib has BD’s best innings figure of 7-36 at Chattogram in 2008. In this series, Ebadot took 6-46 which is BD’s best innings figure in NZ. The previous best for BD in NZ was 5-166 by Rubel Hossain at Hamilton in 2010.
Best match bowling (7wm and above):
Vettori’s 12-170 at Chattogram is the best performance here.
Ebadot’s 7-121 is BD’s best match figure in NZ. The previous record was 5-88 by Mashraf Mortaza at Dunedin in 2008.
There is not enough data for meaningful bowling averages etc, as Vettori is the only one with over 2000 balls bowled.
Most dismissals (Minimum 8):
McCullum (28) and Watling (26) have the most dismissals.
Watling (26) and McCullum (24) have the most catches by a keeper.
Mc Cullum (4) has the most stumpings.
R Taylor (17) and Sinclair (12) have the most dismissals by a fielder.
Most innings dismissals (Minimum 4):
Imrul Kayes has the most catches by a keeper in an innings (5)
During this series Shadman Islam and TWM Latham both took 4 catches as fielders.
Most match dismissals (Minimum 5):
Watling (7) has the most dismissals by a keeper in an innings (all caught). Next is McCullum with 6.
The most catches by a fielder is 6 by Latham in this series. Next are Sinclair and Shadman with 5.
50+ and 5wi in a match:
Vettori’s 55*, 76 and 9-133 at Chattogram in 2008 is clearly the best. If he had taken one more wicket, he would have become one of the only five players to score 100 runs and take 10 wickets in a test (The others are Davidson, Botham, Imran and Shakib).
The top scorer here is M Labuschagne who had made his debut in 2018 with little impact, but he soon showed his class. The returning SPD Smith came second, while his former deputy Warner did not fare so well.
Others in this list who had made their Test debuts in 2018 or 2019 are RJ Burns, MA Agarwal, TM Head and JL Denly.
Several players made 3 centuries. Labuschagne had the most 50+ scores (10) and the next highest was 7.
Labuschagne scored the most 4s (129) while RG Sharma scored the most 6s (20).
SCJ Broad had the most ducks (5) followed by three others with 4.
Highest innings (125 or more):
One triple by Warner and 6 doubles, including 2 by newcomer Agarwal and one by the rejuvenated RG Sharma. Labuschagne’s highest was 185, but he made a double at the beginning of 2020. The longest innings was 473 balls in Watling’s 205.
Sharma and Smith made centuries in each innings:
Sharma’s 13 6s in the match is anew Test record. The previous record was 12 by Wasim Akram in a single innings:
Highest batting averages (Min 15 innings, all instances):
Labuschagne yet again, with Head and Warner following at a distance.
There are even a couple of single-digit averages by tailenders. This seems to show that Broad’s batting is now negligible.
Highest batting strike rates (Minimum 750 balls faced, all instances):
de Kock leads by a distance over Babar Azam, who also has a large lead over R Taylor. And Watling showed that a low overall strike rate does not prevent one from scoring a double century.