On Saturday (8th February), the hosts New Zealand won the second game of the three-match ODI series against the visitors India, and also secured this series. With this victory, the hosts have taken the 2-0 lead in this series with one to go.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli decided to field first after winning the toss. While the hosts scored 273/8 (50 overs) in the first innings, the visitors were bowled out for 251 runs (48.3 overs).
Brief Scores: New Zealand – 273/8 in 50 overs (Martin Guptill 79, Ross Taylor 73*; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/58)
India – 251 in 48.3 overs (Ravindra Jadeja 55, Shreyas Iyer 52; Tim Southee 2/41)
The result – New Zealand won by 22 runs
New Zealand vs India 2020: 2nd ODI, Auckland – Stats review of the match
i) The hosts New Zealand are leading this three-match series by 2-0 with one to go. After 2014 home ODI series, it is the first time when New Zealand win the ODI series against India.
Before this ODI series, India won all the three previous ODI series against the Black Caps (twice in India and once in New Zealand).
i) Since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, it is the first time when India lost a bilateral series in international cricket.
i) It was the 195th home international match for Ross Taylor. With this game, Taylor became the most-capped international player for New Zealand at the home venues. During this match, he surpassed Brendon McCullum, who played 194 international matches in this country.
ii) Ross Taylor registered his 11th 50-plus score against India in ODI career. It is the most number of 50-plus scores for a Kiwis batsman against India in ODI history.
Former cricketer Nathan Astle is in the next place in this list with 10 50-plus scores against India in ODIs.
iii) It was the 17th 50-plus score in international career for Taylor against India. It is also the most number of 50-plus scores for a Kiwis batsman against India in international cricket history.
Kane Williamson is next on this list with 16 times 50plus scores in international career against India.
iv) Both Martin Guptill and Taylor have scored 4,021 and 4,059 ODI runs in New Zealand respectively.
First Guptill and then Taylor became the first two Kiwi batsmen to score 4,000-plus ODI runs at home.
Before them, a total of 11 players reached the milestone of 4,000 ODI runs at home.
v) Debutant Kyle Jamieson came to bat at the No. 10 position and scored 25 not out. It was the joint second-highest individual score for a Kiwi ODI debutant who came to bat at the No. 10 or 11 positions.
James Franklin also scored 25 not out in his debutant ODI (against Zimbabwe at Taupo on 2nd January 2001).
The record is 30 not out by Lance Cairns in his ODI debut (against Australia at Dunedin on 30th March 1974).
vi) Kyle Jamieson won the Player of the Match award in his ODI debut. He became the second Kiwi ODI debutant to win the Player of the Match award.
Rob Nicol was the first Black Caps ODI debutant to win the Player of the Match award (against Zimbabwe at Harare on 20th October 2011).
i) The left-handed batsman Ravindra Jadeja registered his third 50+ score in New Zealand in ODI career. It is the joint-most number of 50+ scores in ODI career for a left-handed Indian batsman in New Zealand.
Sourav Ganguly and Shikhar Dhawan have also hit three 50+ scores in ODI career in New Zealand.
ii) Ravindra Jadeja and Navdeep Saini put the 76 runs partnership for the eighth wicket. It was India’s third-highest ODI partnership for the eighth or lower wicket against New Zealand.
The top two records in this list are 118 runs partnership for the ninth wicket between Irfan Pathan and Jai Prakash Yadav (at Bulawayo on 26th August 2005), and 82* for the eighth wicket between Kapil Dev and Kiran More (at Bengaluru on 14th October 1987).