A hundred for Henry Nicholls, four-wicket haul for JP Duminy and a brilliant partnership between BJ Watling and Nicholls. Here are the statistical highlights of the first day of second Test between New Zealand and South Africa t Wellington.

116 Runs added by Henry Nicholls and BJ Watling for sixth wicket, highest by New Zealand against South Africa for sixth wicket in Tests. They broke record of 100 runs-stand by Ted Bedcock and Giff Vivian at the same venue after 85 years.

0 Test hundreds for Henry Nicholls before he was bowled by Duminy after cracking 118 which included 15 fours. His previous highest score in Tests was 98 against Bangladesh earlier this year.


4 Wickets for 47 runs by JP Duminy in first innings, second-most by a spinner at Basin Reserve, Wellington on first day of a Test match. Bill O’Reilly of Australia had best figure at the venue with 5 for just 14 which helped them to dismiss host New Zealand for 42.

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