Hyderabad has the unique distinction of hosting only 4 test matches since 1955 and including the 5th test match played as first test in 2012 series, Hyderabad has only hosted New Zealand for test matches. Only 1 has produced result, which India won. Despite being bowled below 100 in one inning and just 3 wicket short of being bowled below 100 in second inning, India enjoys undefeated record at Hyderabad in Test matches against India. Here is what happened in the last four test matches when both team met at Hyderabad.
Test Facts at Hyderabad
- Match Results: 4 played, Ind won 1, Draw 3
Highest Team Score: 498/4 (India), 448 (NZ)
Lowest Team Score: 89 (India), 124 (NZ)
Highest Individual Score: (India), (NZ)
Double Centuries: 223 by Umrigar (India), 225 Brendum McCullum(NZ)
Best Bowling in Match: 8 wickets by Gupte
Best Bowling in Innings: 7/128 Gupte, 5/135 Vettori
5wkts in an Inning: 2 (India), 1 (NZ)
Centuries: 4 (India), 4 (NZ)
Half-centuries: 6 (India), 10 (NZ)
238 3rd Umrigar & Vijay Manjrekar, 1955
171 4th Umrigar & Kripal Singh, 1955
108* 2nd Sutcliffe & John Reid, 1955
139 7th Greatbatch & Ian Smith, 1988
147 2nd McIntosh & Guptill, 2010
160 1st Gambhir & Sehwag, 2010
105 10th Harbhajan & Sreesanth, 2010
125 1st McIntosh & McCullum, 2010
124 5th McCullum & Williamson, 2010
- Hyderabad has overall hosted 4 Test matches since 1955/56 series.
First 3 Tests were played at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium (known as Fateh Maidan in 1955 test).
Uppal Stadium is the host of Fourth and now Fifth test.
All the 4 test matches were played against New Zealand, and now even the 5th test is scheduled against New Zealand only.
Kripal Singh scored century on debut (1955).
Brendum McCullum was the MOM in last test at Hyderabad.
- Captains: Ghulam Ahmed (Ind) HB Cave (NZ)
Scores: Ind: 498/4 NZ: 326 & 212/2 (f/o))
100s: 3 in an inning (Ind), 2 in 2 innings (NZ)
50s: 2 (NZ)
Best Bowling: 7/128 Gupte in 1st Ing (Ind), 3/91 J Hayes (NZ)
- Captains: Nawab of Pataudi Jr. (Ind) GT Dowling (NZ)
Scores: NZ: 181 & 175/8d Ind: 89 & 76/7
50s: 2 (NZ)
Best Bowling: 5/51 Prasanna (8/109) (Ind), 7/61 Dayle Hadlee & 6/24 Cunis in match (NZ)
- Captains: Vengasarkar (Ind), John Wright (NZ)
Result: Ind won by 10 wickets
Scores: NZ: 254 & 124, Ind: 358 & 22/0
50s: 2 (Ind), 3 (NZ)
Best Bowling: 7/91 Arshad Ayub (Ind), 4/69 Snedden, Richard Hadlee 3/99, Chatfield 3/82 (NZ)
- Captains: Dhoni (Ind), Vettori (NZ)
Scores: NZ: 350 & 448/8d, Ind: 472 & 68/0
100s: 2 (NZ), 1 (Ind)
50s: 3 each by both teams
Best Bowling: 5/193 in match by Harbhajan (Ind), 5/135 Vettori (NZ)