On Wednesday (5th February), the hosts New Zealand beat the visitors India in the first game of the three-match ODI series at Seddon Park (Hamilton).
The visitors scored 347/7 (50 overs) in the first innings after losing the toss. In reply, the hosts chased down the target in 48.1 overs after losing six wickets.
After this victory, the Blackcaps are leading this series by 1-0 with two to go.
Brief Scores: India – 347/4 in 50 overs (Shreyas Iyer 103, KL Rahul 88*; Tim Southee 2/85)
New Zealand – 348/6 in 48.1 overs (Ross Taylor 109*, Henry Nicholls 78; Kuldeep Yadav 2/84)
Result – New Zealand won by four wickets
New Zealand vs India 2020: 1st ODI, Hamilton – Stats review of the match
i) The hosts New Zealand successfully chased down the 348 runs target. It was their highest successful ODI chase. Their previous record was successfully chasing 347 runs target (350/9 in 49.3 overs) against Australia at Hamilton on 20th February 2007.
ii) While New Zealand scored 348/6, it was their joint second-highest ODI total against India. They also scored 348/8 (50 overs) at Nagpur on 26th November 1995. Their record ODI total in this list is 349/9 (50 overs) at Rajkot on 5th November 1999.
i) The visitors India managed to score 347/4 (50 overs) in the first innings. It was their second-highest ODI total in New Zealand. Their record ODI total in this country is 392/4 (50 overs) against New Zealand at Christchurch on 8th March 2009.
After India’s debutant ODI, the first time it happened during the Christchurch ODI against New Zealand on 21st February 1976 (Parthasarthi Sharma and Dilip Vengsarkar).
Later, the two openers KL Rahul and Karun Nair made their ODI debuts during Harare ODI against Zimbabwe on 11th June 2016.
ii) Virat Kohli has scored 5,123 runs as an ODI captain. After this match, he became the third most run-scorer as an Indian ODI captain after surpassing Sourav Ganguly, who scored 5,082 ODI runs as a captain.
Only MS Dhoni (6,641 runs) and Mohammad Azharuddin (5,239 runs) are now ahead in this list from Virat Kohli.
iii) Coming to bat at no.4 position, Shreyas Iyer scored 103 runs. It was the second ODI century by a no.4 or lower-positioned Indian batsman on the New Zealand soil.
Suresh Raina was the first man in this list when the no.5-positioned batsman scored 110 not out against Zimbabwe at Auckland on 14th March 2015.
iv) Wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul scored 88 not out. It is the highest individual ODI score for an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman against Blackcaps. The previous record was 84* by MS Dhoni at Napier on 3rd March 2009.
Also, Rahul’s 88 not out was the highest individual ODI score for an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman in New Zealand. The previous record was 85 not out by MS Dhoni against Zimbabwe at Auckland on 14th March 2015.
i) Tim Southee has taken 28 ODI wickets against India. He is now the second most ODI wicket-taker for New Zealand against India. Only Kyle Mills is ahead of him with 32 ODI wickets against Men in Blue.
ii) Captain Tom Latham scored 69 runs. It was the second-highest individual ODI score for a New Zealand captain against India in New Zealand. The record is 71 runs by Brendon McCullum at Christchurch on 8th March 2009.
Also, Latham’s 69-run was the third-highest individual ODI score for a New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman against India. The top two in this list are 103* by Tom Latham (at Mumbai on 22nd October 2017) and 96 by Adam Parore (at Vadodara on 28th October 1994).
iii) Ross Taylor has scored 3,986 ODI runs at home venues. He is the most ODI run-scorer for New Zealand at home. Martin Guptill is in the second position in this list with 3,942 ODI runs at home.
iv) Ross Taylor has scored 1,300 ODI runs against India. It is the most ODI runs for a Blackcaps batsman against India. During this match, Taylor surpassed Nathan Astle who scored 1,207 ODI runs against India.
v) Ross Taylor has scored 2,015 international runs at Seddon Park (Hamilton). He is the first New Zealand batsman to score 2,000 international runs at one venue.
vi) Ross Taylor scored his sixth international century against India. It is the joint-most international centuries for a New Zealand batsman against India. Nathan Astle also scored six international centuries against this side.