NZ vs Aus, 2023-24 – Stats – Nathan Lyon matches Muralitharan and Shane Warne, Australia vs New Zealand series

Check out some key stats from the opening Test between New Zealand and Australia in Wellington

Sampath Bandarupalli

Nathan Lyon again became Australia's matchwinner AFP/Getty Images

6 Test series win for Australia New Zealand vs New Zealand. They have won ten of the last 11 Tests played in New Zealand since 2000. Only two teams have had a longer winning streak against the home team in Test cricket – England's first eight Tests in South Africa (1889-1899) and New Zealand's recent seven Tests in Zimbabwe (2000-2016*). Australia in South Africa (1936-1950) and England in Sri Lanka (since 2012) have won six consecutive Tests against their home team.

12 Australia have retained the Trans-Tasman Trophy for the 12th consecutive series, having won the series on home soil in 1993–94. New Zealand last held the Trans-Tasman Trophy in 1992–93, retaining it after drawing the series on home soil.

2 Times New Zealand have been bowled out for less than 200 runs in both innings of a Test match at home In the last 25 years. In the 2012 Hamilton Test against South Africa, New Zealand were bowled out for 185 and 168 runs.

9 Number of countries where Nathan Lyon has taken five wickets in Test cricket: Sri Lanka, West Indies, India, Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh, England, Pakistan and New Zealand. Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne are the only other players to have scored five centuries in Test cricket in nine host nations.

2006 The last instance of a spinner taking 10-plus wickets in a Test match In New Zealand – Daniel Vettori and Muralitharan in Wellington. It was also the last event Two spinners In the Test match in New Zealand he took five wickets ahead of Lyon and Glenn Phillips.

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119 Lyon's fourth innings wickets in Tests are the second most by any bowler behind Warne's 138.

6 for 65 Lyon's bowling in the fourth innings against Australia in the men's Test in New Zealand was the best. The previous best for Australia in New Zealand was Dennis Lillee's 6 for 72 in the 1977 Auckland Test. Overall, Lyon's 6 for 65 in a men's Test against New Zealand was the fourth best for Australia.

10 out of 108 Lyon's match stats in Wellington Second best For an Australian in a men's Test against New Zealand in 1977, Lilley took just 11 for 123.

13 Bowlers who have taken at least one wicket in a Wellington Test, The Joint-high Number of wicket takers in a Test match There had previously been four men's Test matches between 1960 and 1966 in which 13 bowlers took a wicket.

2 Test matches lost to New Zealand at home Since 2010 Despite winning the toss including the Wellington Test against Australia. Another was the day-night Test against England at Mt Maunganu last year. New Zealand have won the toss in 24 home Tests in the last 14 years, winning 15 and drawing the other seven.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo

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