2nd Test, New Zealand vs England: Here're the records broken
Persistent rain played spoilsport on the final day as hosts New Zealand drew the second Test against England in Hamilton on Tuesday. With this win, the Kiwis sealed the series 1-0, following their victory in the opening Test, in Mount Maunganui. With splendid performances from England skipper Joe Root and Kiwi opener Tom Latham, we take a look at some of the records broken.
Root scripts numerous records with a double century
Root scored a sensational double ton on Monday and in the process, he became the first away Test captain to score a double hundred in New Zealand, going past Chris Gayle's 197. Overall, he is the fifth captain to do the same. It was his third career double hundred in the format, while it was also his first overseas.
Root also scripts records aplenty for England
As for Root, he also became the second-highest scorer as captain for England in an away Test, going past Ted Dexter and Sir Leonard Hutton, who scored 205 each. He is also the fourth English player to score a double ton in New Zealand, while the last Englishman to do the same was Graham Thorpe, who smashed an unbeaten 200 in Christchurch, in 2002.
Ross Taylor becomes second Kiwi to score 7,000 Test runs
As for the hosts, it was middle order batsman Ross Taylor, who scored his 19th Test century in the second innings. In the process, he also scored his 7,000 runs in the format and became the second Kiwi to do so after Stephen Fleming, who scored 7,172. Trailing Taylor among current Kiwi batsmen is skipper Kane Williamson, who has so far scored 6,322.
Neil Wagner claims sixth-most five-for for Kiwi in an innings
Kiwi pacer Neil Wagner too joined the list of greats as he became the sixth bowler from the nation to claim the most five-wicket hauls in a Test innings. So far, Wagner has claimed nine five-fors, while the list is led by Sir Richard Hadlee (36), followed by Daniel Vettori (20), Chris Cairns (13), Chris Martin (10) and Danny Morrison (10).
How did the match pan out?
Electing to bowl, England bundled out the hosts for 375, courtesy Stuart Broad's 4/73, while Tom Latham scored 105. As for England, they bettered the score with 476, thanks to Root's 226, along with Rory Burns' 101. While New Zealand were going strong in the second innings, following twin centuries from Williamson and Taylor, persistent rains throughout the Test played spoilsport.