Keshav Maharaj’s career best and South Africa’s yet another win. Here are the statistical highlights of the third day from second Test between New Zealand and South Africa at Wellington.
2 Consecutive five-wicket haul for Keshav Maharaj in this series. Last time a visiting spinner taking such five-wicket haul was in New Zealand was in 1973 by Intikhab Alam who took 7 for 52 and 6 for 127.
6/40 Keshav Maharaj’s figure in New Zealand’s second innings, his career best in Tests. His previous best bowling figure was 5 for 94 in first Test if this series. This is also second-best figure by a South African spinner against New Zealand after Hugh Tayfield who had taken 6 for 13 in 1954 at Johannesburg.
2003 Last time South African spinner taking two consecutive five-wicket haul in a Test series before Maharaj’s effort in this match. Paul Adams took five wickets in both innings against Bangladesh.
3 Runs scored by Kane Williamson in this Test; his least match aggregate in his Test career batting in both the innings. Previously his lowest was six runs against England at Leeds in 2015.
25 Wins for South Africa against New Zealand in Tests; their best win-loss ratio against top team in Tests. South Africa has won 25 in 44 matches losing just 4 matches.