India vs New Zealand: Mayank Agarwal in record books

Mayank Agarwal ended with 964 runs in his first 10 Tests, just 14 runs shy of Sunil Gavaskar's record of 978 runs; NZ became the seventh team to win 100 Tests.

Published : Mar 03, 2020 23:18 IST

Mayank Agarwal walks back dejected after being dismissed by Trent Boult in the Christchurch Test.
Mayank Agarwal walks back dejected after being dismissed by Trent Boult in the Christchurch Test.

Mayank Agarwal walks back dejected after being dismissed by Trent Boult in the Christchurch Test.


The number of teams to win 100 or more Test matches. At the Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand became the latest entrant to this club when they had an emphatic 10-wicket victory over India. However, New Zealand took the longest to reach this landmark – 441 Tests. The previous record was held by India, which took 432 Tests. Incidentally, England was the first Test side to reach this landmark – in June 1939.

Teams with 100 or more Test wins

Note: The other Test-playing nations that have not yet found a place in this club are Sri Lanka (92 wins), Bangladesh (13), Zimbabwe (12), Afghanistan (2) and Ireland, who are yet to open their account.

New Zealand team poses with the trophy after winning the series against India 2-0 on March 2.


The number of runs aggregated by Mayank Agarwal by the 10th Test of his career, in the Wellington match. He fell short by just 14 runs of the Indian record of 978 runs in the first 10 Tests held by Sunil Gavaskar.

Most Test runs by Indians by the 10th Test match of their career


- Incidentally, Gavaskar and Agarwal have the most runs by Asian batsmen after 10 Tests.

- The Test record for the most runs after the first 10 Test matches is 1,446 runs by Don Bradman in 16 innings!



The number of New Zealand players who have managed to make a score of 40-plus in an innings and also claim a four-plus wicket haul on Test debut. Kyle Jamieson in the Wellington Test match became the latest to achieve this rare feat.

40-plus scores and four or more wickets in a debut innings for New Zealand

Note: Bruce Taylor is the only player to make a 100 and also take a five-wicket haul on Test debut.


The number of Test debutants who have managed to score 44 or more runs against India while coming in at batting positions of nine or below. Jamieson’s 44 at No. 9 is now the second highest by a debutant against India while batting at that position after John Lever’s 53 at Delhi in 1976.

Highest scores by debutants against India while batting at No. 9 or below


The total number of byes (1) and leg-byes (2) conceded in the Wellington Test is the second fewest in a completed Test match. The Lord’s Test between England and New Zealand in 1958 – 61 years ago – has the distinction of conceding the fewest – just two leg-byes in the whole match!

Fewest byes/leg-byes conceded in a completed Test match


Note: All figures above are updated as of February 28, 2020.

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