The hosts New Zealand and the visitors Pakistan will face each other in the second and final game of the two-match Test series at Hagley Oval (Christchurch) from Sunday (3rd January) morning.
The hosts are currently leading this Test series by 1-0. The opening game of this Test series was played at Mount Maunganui from last Boxing Day. It was ultimately a very good Test match where the hosts managed to claim a victory by 101 runs.
New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Stats Preview
Venue stats (Hagley Oval, Christchurch)
Hagley Oval (Christchurch) has hosted 7 Tests till the date. Except one draw Test, all other six Tests had result.
Average totals in overall and each Test innings at this venue
|Overall||1st innings||2nd innings||3rd innings||4th innings|
(Note: Only excluded officially incomplete innings)
New Zealand and Pakistan – Test records at this venue
New Zealand vs Pakistan: Head-to-Head Test records
|Stats||Total Tests||New Zealand Won||Pakistan Won||Tied||Draw|
|In the last 10 Tests||10||6||2||0||2|
|In New Zealand||32||8||10||0||14|
|In last 5 Tests in New Zealand||5||3||1||0||1|
|At Hagley Oval (Christchurch)||1||1||0||0||0|
Forms of New Zealand and Pakistan in last 5 Tests
- New Zealand are currently running with the 5-match winning streak in Test cricket. It is their joint record of Test winning streak as earlier they managed 5-match Test winning streak between April 2005 and March 2006.
- After their 8-wicket defeat against South Africa in Wellington Test in March 2017, New Zealand haven’t suffered a home Test defeat yet. Since then, they have played 16 home Tests, out of which, they won 12 matches and drew other 4 games.
Kane Williamson – fastest Kiwi batsman to score 7000 Test runs
i) Kane Williamson has scored 6877 runs in Test career. The right-handed batsman is 123 runs away to complete his 7000 Test runs. While he has played 143 Test innings, he has a great chance to become the fastest New Zealand batsman to score 7000 Test runs by breaking the record of Ross Taylor, who reached that feat 169 Test innings.
Yasir Shah – 50 Test wickets against Blackcaps
i) The leg-spinner Yasir Shah has taken 47 Test wickets against New Zealand. With three more wickets, he will become fourth Pakistan bowler and second Pakistan spinner (Intikab Alam 54 wicktes) to pick up 50 Test wickets against Blackcaps.