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).
Sir Richard Hadlee and SK Warne are far ahead of everyone else. The former has the most 5-fors (14) and 10-fors (3)
Best innings bowling (including all 6wi and more):
Hadlee again has the best performance. Strangely enough no Australian bowler has taken more than 6wi. Predictably that was Warne.
Best match bowling (including all 10wm and more):
Hadlee still again, followed by Vettori. Hadlee’s 15-1243 is the best of New Zealand against all teams. He also scored a fifty in that match, and took 33 wickets in that 3-Test series in Australia in 1985-86.
Best bowling average (Min 2000 balls, all instances):
Here Lyon just edges in ahead of Hadlee. Chatfield has the best economy rate and Lyon the best strike rate.
Most dismissals (20 or more):
RW Marsh is far ahead of the next. Border has the most (31) dismissals by a non-keeper.
Most innings dismissals (5 or more):
Marsh is among those with 5 dismissals. No non-keeper has 5 catches.
Most match dismissals (7 or more):
Gilchrist has the most dismissals, while no non-keeper has 7 catches.
Best dismissal rate (Min 20 innings, 0.600):
Marsh predictably leads this table. The highest dismissal rate by a non-keeper is by MA Taylor.
All-round performance (Overall):
See criteria in table.
Warne and Hadlee lead. Warne’s Test highest of 99 came against New Zealand.
All-round match performance (fifty and 5-for):
Hadlee’s 54 and 15 wickets takes pride of place here. Dodemaide’s 50 and 5wi came on his debut, while he failed to make either in the rest of his career.
The topic of honors boards at Lord’s for Tests has been covered in this blog several times.
Now the authorities have announced that they would be adding honors boards for
ODIs and Women’s matches.
Having covered the centuries, we continue with the 5-fors in ODIs at Lord’s:
Only 9 such instances, compared to the 30 centuries.
No one has taken more than 5 wickets in an innings. And no one has taken a 5-for more than once. Unlike in the case of centuries, we cannot find anyone here who failed to take a 5-for in Tests at Lord’s.
The first such instance was by GJ Gilmour in the final of the 1975 World Cup. The best is 5-30 by DL Vettori vs WI in 2004. Also note J Garner’s 5-38 in the final of the 1979 World Cup.
The “Home” board:
Only one entry here.
The best against India are 4-22 by SJ Harmison on 05 Sep 2004 and 4-46 by LE Plunkett on 17 Jul 2018.
Now for the “Visitors” board:
Somewhat longer. The best by India is 3-26 by A Nehra and 3-28 by Harbhajan Singh in the same match against England on 5 Sep 2004 (in which Harmison also had the best figures against India).
And the “Neutral” board:
In this category India has only played one match, the World Cup final in 1983. India’s best performances were 3-12 by M Amarnath and 3-31 by S Madan Lal. The best against India was 3-32 by AME Roberts.