Indian National Cricket team scripted an excellent turnaround as they posted 252 runs after losing four wickets within 18 runs before bowling out New Zealand for 217 runs to win the ODI series by a 4-1 margin.

Batting first, a crucial stand from Ambati Rayudu and Vijay Shankar for the fifth wickets and a late cameo from Hardik Pandya kept them in the business as they posted 252 runs on the board. Rayudu chipped in with 90 runs while Pandya added 45 off just 22 deliveries including five massive sixes.

Meanwhile, in reply, India bowlers kept picking wickets at regular intervals to keep India in the hunt. Yuzvendra Chahal picked three while Mohammed Shami and Pandya picked two each to seal the game in India’s favour.

Here are the statistical highlights from the fifth ODI between Indian National Cricket Team and New Zealand at Wellington:

  • This is the first time in 11 ODI series Rohit Sharma has failed to score a hundred – the last one against New Zealand at home in 2016 (five ODIs).

  • The last time before this series India were bowled out in two consecutive ODIs was against Bangladesh in Mirpur in June 2015 – their first two ODIs after WC 2015.

  • The left-handed opener from New Zealand, Colin Munro represented New Zealand in the 50th ODI in this game.

  • Ambati Rayudu becomes the first Indian batsman to get out in the 90s in ODIs in New Zealand.

  • Trent Boult has dismissed Shikhar Dhawan (5) the most number of times in ODIs. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock hold the second spot with four dismissals.

  • This is the third instance when Indian batsmen have added 50-plus runs for the fifth wicket after losing their first four wickets within 20 runs.

  • Vijay Shankar along with Ambati Rayudu added 98 runs for the fifth wicket after India lost their first four wickets within 18 runs. This is the highest fifth-wicket partnership against New Zealand in an ODI after losing four wickets within 20 runs.

  • MS Dhoni (335) now has played the third most ODIs for India after Sachin Tendulkar (463) and Rahul Dravid (340).

  • Yuzvendra Chahal has picked nine wickets so far in the ongoing series. He is jointly at the second spot along with Anil Kumble, Paul Strong and Shane Warne in the list of most wickets in a series against New Zealand in New Zealand. Muttiah Muralitharan leads the chart with the wickets.

  • New Zealand have lost four or more matches in a bilateral series four times at home.