2nd Test, New Zealand vs India: Here's the ground stats
After going down by 10 wickets in the first Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, Team India is all set to gear up for the second match, starting February 29. A loss at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch will hand India a 0-2 series defeat. Ahead of the second Test, we look at the ground stats.
New Zealand's 585/4 declared is the highest total at this venue in Tests. They achieved the mark against Sri Lanka in 2018. The lowest total scripted here is by the Lankans (104) in the same Test match. The ground has seen only two sides surging past 500 runs in an innings here. New Zealand's 423-run win is the biggest margin of victory in Christchurch.
India haven't a single Test at the Hagley Oval. On the other hand, New Zealand have featured in six Tests here. The Kiwis have won four matches, lost one and drawn one at this venue. Their only loss came against Australia in 2016.
New Zealand's Tom Latham is the highest run-scorer at this venue. He has a total of 475 runs in six Tests. Brendon McCullum (365), Kane Williamson (328) and Henry Nicholls (313) are the other three players with scores of 300-plus at this venue. McCullum's 195 against Sri Lanka in 2014 is the highest individual score. The former cricketer got two hundreds here.
Trent Boult has accounted for the most wickets at the Hagley Oval. He has claimed 37 wickets in six Tests at 21.37. Fellow senior pacer Tim Southee has 32 scalps under his belt. He also has two five-wicket hauls here. Boult also holds the record for the best bowling figures in an innings (6/30). He achieved the feat against Sri Lanka in 2018.