Records broken during New Zealand's 1st Test win over England
Hosts New Zealand came up with a splendid performance as they tamed visitors England by an innings and 65 runs in the opening Test at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Monday. However, it is to be noted that this series is not a part of the ICC World Test Championship. Meanwhile, here are the records scripted in this tie.
As the Kiwis tamed the English by an innings, for the first time a record of six consecutive Tests finishing with an innings win was scripted. It all started with India's two-Test win against South Africa, followed by the same over Bangladesh. Australia too beat Pakistan, which the former won in a similar fashion on Sunday.
Kiwi all-rounder Mitchell Santner played a prolific innings to score 126 to help New Zealand reach a commendable score of 615. In the process, he became the fourth Kiwi batsman with the best score, batting at number eight in Tests. The record for the same is held by Daniel Vettori (140), followed by James Neesham (137*) and Vettori (127).
With his innings, Santner scripted another record of playing the fourth-best innings, batting at number eight, in the format, against England. However, he is the best Kiwi at number eight to do so against the side in Tests. The record for the same lies with Windies' Jason Holder (202*), followed by Pakistan's Kamran Akmal (154) and Australia's George Bonnor (128).
As the Kiwis posted a mammoth total of 615/9 against England, it was also their highest total against the side in the format. In the process, they went past their previous best of 551/9 at Lord's in 1973, as the match was drawn.
New Zealand's wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling shocked the world by scoring a splendid 205. In the process, he became the side's highest-scoring wicket-keeper batsman in the history of the format, as he broke the previous record of Brendon McCullum, who had scored 185 against Bangladesh in 2010. The list is followed by Ian Smith (173 vs India) and Warren Lees (152 vs Pakistan).
Winning the toss, England elected to bat first, as they were bundled out for 353, courtesy Tim Southee's 4/88. As for New Zealand, they posted a humongous total of 615, following Watling's 205, along with Santner's 126. As the hosts led by 262, England were bowled out for a paltry 197, as Neil Wagner's 5/44 destroyed the batting order of the visitors.