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Last Update on: December 6th, 2020 at 10:39 pm

The hosts New Zealand claimed a big victory against the visitors West Indies during the opening game of the two-match Test series at Seddon Park (Hamilton) and they have taken the 1-0 lead in this series.

The Caribbean captain Jason Holder chose to bowl first after winning the toss. After the hosts New Zealand managed to score 519/7 decl. in the first innings, the visitors were bundled out twice for 138 and 247 runs (f/o) respectively.

Brief Scores: New Zealand – 519/7 decl. (Kane Williamson 251, Tom Latham 86; Shannon Gabriel 3/89)

West Indies – 138 (John Campbell 26, Jason Holder 25*; Tim Southee 4/35) & 247 (Jermaine Blackwood 104, Alzarri Joseph 86; Neil Wagner 4/66)

The result – New Zealand won by an innings and 134 runs

Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:

Teams’ Stats

New Zealand

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i) The hosts scored 519/7 decl. during the first innings of this Test. It was the 4th highest Test innings total for New Zealand against West Indies.

ScoreInnings number in the Test matchVenueYear
609/9 decl.1Dunedin2013
543/3 decl.2Georgetown1972
520/9 decl.2Wellington2017
519/7 decl.1Hamilton2020
518/9 decl.1Wellington1999

ii) New Zealand won by an innings and 134 runs.

  • It is their largest victory margin (by an innings) against West Indies in Test cricket. Their previous record was winning by an innings and 105 runs at Wellington in 1999.
  • It was their 5th largest victory margin (by an innings) against any team.
Winning marginOppositionVenueYear
inns & 301 runs ZimbabweNapier2012
inns & 294 runs ZimbabweHarare2005
inns & 185 runs PakistanHamilton2001
inns & 137 runs BangladeshWellington2008
inns & 134 runs West IndiesHamilton2020

West Indies

i) In their first innings, West Indies were bundled out for just 138 runs. It was their 5th lowest completed first innings Test total against New Zealand.


Players’ Stats

(New Zealand)

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson, New Zealand, West Indies, Stats, New Zealand vs West Indies, 1st Test
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i) Kane Williamson scored his 11th home Test century. Surpassing John Wright, Williamson became the 2nd most home Test centurion as a New Zealand batsman. Only Ross Taylor is ahead of him with 12 Test centuries at home.

ii) Kane Williamson scored his third Test double-century during the first innings of this match.

  • The right-handed batsman became the 4th New Zealand batsman to score at least three Test double-centuries. In this list, while Stephen Fleming and Ross Taylor have scored three Test double-centuries each, Brendon McCullum is leading this list with 4 Test double-centuries.
  • While it was his third Test double-century at home, Kane Williamson becomes the first New Zealand batsman to score more than two Test double-centuries at home.

iii) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored 251 runs. It was the 5th highest individual score for a New Zealand Test captain.

Brendon McCullum302IndiaWellington2014
Martin Crowe299Sri LankaWellington1991
Stephen Fleming274*Sri LankaColombo (PSS)2003
Stephen Fleming262South AfricaCape Town2006
Kane Williamson251West IndiesHamilton2020

iv) During the first innings of this match, Kane Williamson completed his 1000 Test runs at Seddon Park (Hamilton). After this Test, the right-handed batsman has scored 1238 Test runs at this venue. Williamson surpassed the other 1000+ Test run-scorer at this venue, as Ross Taylor has scored 1104 Test runs at this venue, and became the most Test run-scorer at this venue.

(West Indies)

Kemar Roach

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i) West Indies right-arm pacer Kemar Roach has taken 204 Test wickets. Surpassing Sir Andy Roberts (202 Test wickets), Roach became the 8th most Test wicket-taker for West Indies.

Courtney Walsh519
Sir Curtly Ambrose405
Malcolm Marshall376
Lance Gibbs309
Joel Garner259
Michael Holding249
Sir Garry Sobers235
Kemar Roach204
Sir Andy Roberts202
Sir Wes Hall192