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Top 10 performers for India against New Zealand in Tests

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New Delhi, Sep 20: India's Test team under the leadership of Virat Kohli is going to lock horns with New Zealand for the upcoming three-Test series, starting September 22 at Kanpur.

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Cricket rivalry between India and New Zealand started in 1955, when Kiwis toured India for the first time for a five-Test series.

Rahul Dravid

The first Test between two nations was played between November 19 and 25, 1955 which ended in a draw.

Polly Umrigar was the star of the match for India. The middle order batsman from Solapur slammed a brilliant 223 in the first innings as hosts declared at 498/4. (Ind-NZ series: Records that can be broken)

In response the visitors were bundled out at 326 in the first innings and failed to avoid the follow on.

With his impressive bowling figures of 7/128, spinner Subhash Gupte was the pick of the Indian bowlers. The Kiwis scored 212 runs for the loss of two in their second innings as the match ended in a draw.

Here are India's top 10 best batsmen and bowlers (in Tests) against New Zealand:


Batting:

'The Wall' Rahul Dravid has been India's leading run scorer against New Zealand followed by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

Batsman Matches Runs Highest Score Average 100 50
Rahul Dravid 15 1659 222 63.80 6 6
Sachin Tendulkar 24 1595 217 46.91 4 8
Virender Sehwag 12 883 173 44.15 2 3
VVS Laxman 10 818 124* 58.42 2 6
Mohd Azharuddin 12 796 192 61.23 2 3
Gautam Gambhir 8 670 167 55.83 2 3
MAK Pataudi 11 666 153 35.05 2 3
Sunil Gavaskar 9 651 119 43.40 2 3
Chandu Borde 8 613 109 55.72 1 5
MS Dhoni 9 599 98 54.45 0 6
G Viswanath 9 585 103* 39.00 1 4

Bowling:

Legendary India spinner and Test captain Bishen Singh Bedi has been the best bowler against New Zealand, till date. In 12 matches he played against Kiwis, Bedi bagged 57 wickets.

Bowler Matches Wickets Best figures in 1 innings 5W
Bishen Singh Bedi 12 57 6/42 4
Erapalli Prasanna 10 55 8/76 4
Anil Kumble 11 50 6/67 3
Zaheer Khan 13 47 5/29 4
S Venkataraghavan 10 44 8/72 2
Harbhajan Singh 13 43 6/63 1
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 8 36 6/94 1
Subhash Gupte 5 34 7/128 1
Javagal Srinath 9 33 6/45 2
Narendra Hirwani 7 32 6/59 2

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Story first published: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 18:07 [IST]
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