Pragyan Ojha became the first Indian spin bowler to open the bowling for India on the opening day of a Test match. Pakistan’s Mohammed Hafeez against Bangladesh at Chittagong in December 2011 is the only spinner to do so in recent times.
Ross Taylor (113) registered his seventh Test hundred and his second as captain of New Zealand. His other hundred as captain was 122* vs Zimbabwe at Napier January 2012.
Taylor also becomes the second New Zealand captain to score a century on Indian soil. The first being Glenn Turner who also made 113 at Kanpur in 1976. In fact this is now Ross Taylor’s highest score in a Test on the subcontinent. His previous best in this region was 81 against Sri Lanka at Colombo (SSC) in August 2009.
The fourth-wicket partnership of 107 between Ross Taylor and Daniel Flynn is now the best for these two sides in matches played in India. The previous best was 91 by Scott Styris and Nathan Astle at Ahmedabad in October 2003.
Kruger van Wyk (63 batting) became the only second New Zealand wicket-keeper to score a fifty on Indian soil. The only other to do so being Ian Smith who had made scores of 79 in Hyderabad and 54 in Mumbai during the 1988-89 series.
New Zealand’s 328/6 is now the highest by a visiting team on the opening day of a Test match at Bangalore. Previously Pakistan had made 323/2 on the first day on March 24, 2005.
It was the first time New Zealand (328-6) had scored 300 runs on the first day of a Test on Indian soil. Their previous highest being 259-6 in Calcutta on March 5, 1965.
Incidentally it was the only second time New Zealand exceeded 300+ runs on the opening day in the subcontinent.