As India completed its only 4th whitewash in Test history, Indians took all 60 wickets and Ashwin, the Player of the Series, took 27 of them, creating the record of highest wickets in one test and maximum 10-wickets haul in India vs New Zealand bilateral test series. While batting saw different stars, bowling of both teams had just one decisive performer who shaped the whitewash with help from Jadeja and seamers. After just 5 tests against New Zealand, he is threatening the bowling records of Hadlee and legendary Indian spinners.
- 1st Bowler (Ashwin) to grab 13 wickets in a test between India and New Zealand.
3 Maximmum 10-wicket hauls (Ashwin) in Ind-NZ test series.
13/140 is Ashwin’s best in a match.
7/59 is Ashwin’s best in an innings.
Top Bowling Performances of the series
The series saw 5 performances of 5 or more wickets in an innings besides two 10+ wicket performances in the match, by Ashwin.
- 7/59 Ashwin
5/48 Bhuvneswar Kumar
Highest Wicket Takers
New Zealand: 43 Wickets
- 10 Boult, Santner
6 Matt Henry, Jeetan Patel
0 Williamson, Guptill, Neesham
India: 60 wickets
- 27 Ashwin
6 Bhuvneswar Kumar
2 Umesh Yadav
0 Rohit Sharma, Murali Vijay
Best Bowling Performances of the Match
- 13/140 Ashwin Indore
10/225 Ashwin Kanpur