Kolkata, Oct 2: Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's first five-wicket haul at home helped India reduce New Zealand to 128/7 on the second day of the second Test match at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday (Oct 1).
The visitors now trail by 188 runs. Bhuvneshwar's Kumar took five wickets giving away 33 runs in his 10 overs as he ran through the Kiwi top order. Spinner Ravindra Jadeja and Pacer Mohammad Shami took one wicket apiece.
Here are the statistical highlights on day two of the second Test:
# Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja were involved in a stand of 41 -- India's highest eighth wicket partnership vs New Zealand at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, eclipsing the 37 between Jayasinghrao Ghorpade and Chandrakant Patankar in 1955-56.
# Saha (54 N.O.) posted his highest Test score at home surpassing 36 vs South Africa at Nagpur in February 2010.
# Saha and Mohammed Shami put on 35 -- India's highest 10th wicket partnership in Tests vs New Zealand in Kolkata.
# Martin Guptill has been a mediocre performer in Tests in his last seven innings -- the sequence of scores being 11, 7, 8, 0, 21, 0 & 13.
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/33) has recorded his first instance of five wickets in an innings in Tests in India. His previous best figures in Tests in India were 3/31 vs Australia at Mohali in March 2013.
# Kumar has registered four five-wicket hauls in Tests -- two vs England and one each vs New Zealand and West Indies.
# Bhuvneshwar is the sixth Indian fast bowler to produce five-wicket hauls vs New Zealand in Tests. He has joined Zaheer Khan (four times), Ishant Sharma (twice), Javagal Srinath (twice), Ramakant Desai and Madan Lal.
# Ramakant Desai, Javagal Srinath and Bhuvneshwar are the three Indian fast bowlers to have achieved the feat in Tests at home vs New Zealand.
# New Zealand's first three batsmen scored 15 runs -- Martin Guptill 13, Tom Latham 1 and Henry Nicholls 1. The aggregate is their second lowest in the first innings of a Test vs India. In the 2003-04 Ahmedabad Test, the top three batsmen had managed 14 - Mark Richardson 6, Lou Vincent 7 and Stephen Fleming 1.
# The least runs scored by the top three batsmen from any team vs India in the first innings are 1 for West Indies at Port of Spain in March 1983 -- Gordon Greenidge 0, Desmond Haynes 0 and Vivian Richards 1.
# The runs' tally by the openers in the first innings from both sides produced 24 runs -- the least in the Kolkata Test, surpassing the 32 in the India-West Indies Test in December 1983.
# Luke Ronchi and Ross Taylor put on 62 -- New Zealand's highest fourth-wicket partnership vs India at Eden Gardens in Tests.