0 – Individual scores in Tests higher than Latham’s 264* in Tests this year. Mushfiqur Rahim’s unbeaten 219 against Zimbabwe is the only other double-hundred in Tests in 2018. In the event that there isn’t a higher individual score this year, Latham will only be the seventh New Zealand batsman to top-score in Tests in a calendar year. The last one to do so was Ross Taylor, who made 290 in 2015 at the WACA.
1 – Scores higher than Latham’s by New Zealand openers in Tests. Latham ended up just three runs short of the highest score of 267* by Bryan Young. That innings too had come against Sri Lanka, in Dunedin in 1997. Latham’s unbeaten innings is the sixth-highest score by a New Zealand batsman in Tests.
Latham: Highest individual Test score of 2018
520 – The previous highest team Test total when a batsman carried his bat in Tests: Sunil Gavaskar did it in India’s first innings at the Adelaide Oval in 1985-86. Latham now holds the record for carrying the bat through the biggest innings in terms of runs. Gavaskar, however, still holds the record for batting through the longest innings in terms of balls faced by the team: India’s innings in that Adelaide Test lasted 1212 deliveries. At a length of 945 deliveries, Latham’s innings ranks sixth in this list and is the second-longest such innings by a New Zealand batsman. Glenn Turner carried his bat through an innings that lasted 1127 balls, against West Indies in 1971-72.