On Tuesday (11th February), the hosts New Zealand beat the visitors India in the third and final game of the ODI series at Bay Oval (Mount Maunganui). At the end of that series, the Black Caps won it by 3-0.
After losing the toss, the visitors scored 296/7 (50 overs) in the first innings. In reply, the hosts chased down that target in 47.1 overs after losing five wickets.
Brief Scores: India – 296/7 in 50 overs (KL Rahul 112, Shreyas Iyer 62; Hamish Bennett 4/64)
New Zealand – 300/5 in 47.1 overs (Henry Nicholls 80, Martin Guptill 66; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/47)
The result – New Zealand won by five wickets
New Zealand vs India 2020: 3rd ODI, Mount Maunganui – Stats review of the match
New Zealand vs India
i) A total of 15 fifty-plus scores were registered in this entire series. It was the second most 50+ scores in a three-match bilateral ODI series. The record is 17 times 50+ scores during the three-match ODI series between the hosts India and the visitors England in January 2017.
i) It was the fourth time when India suffered a whitewash in an ODI series (minimum three matches).
Previously, the West Indies whitewashed the Indian team in the five-match ODI series in 1983 (in India) and 1989 (in West Indies), and also the hosts Sri Lanka whitewashed the Indian team in the three-match ODI series.
Their record is 166 runs partnership between Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder at Christchurch on 8th March 2009.
ii) Middle-order batsman Colin de Grandhomme completed his half-century in just 21 balls. It was the joint third-fastest ODI half-century for any batsman against India.
Zimbabwean Dougie Marillier also scored 21-ball fifty against India at Faridabad on 7th March 2002.
The top two records in this list are 18-ball fifty by Australian Glenn Maxwell (at Bangalore on 2nd November 2013) and 20-ball fifty by Pakistan Shahid Afridi (at Kanpur on 15th April 2005).
i) Wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul scored 112 runs. It was the second ODI century by an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman outside the Asian soil. The first Indian wicketkeeper-batsman in this list was Rahul Dravid with 145 runs against Sri Lanka at Taunton (ICC Cricket World Cup 1999).
Also, Rahul’s 112-run knock is the highest individual ODI score for an Indian batsman in New Zealand, who came to bat at no.5 or lower position.
The previous record in this list was 110* by Suresh Raina (at no.5) against Zimbabwe at Auckland on 14th March 2015 (ICC Cricket World Cup 2015).
ii) Virat Kohli has scored 7,002 ODI runs outside the home soil. He is the fourth Indian cricketer to score 7,000+ ODI runs outside the home soil.
The first three cricketers in this list were Sachin Tendulkar (11,450 runs), Sourav Ganguly (8,111 runs) and Rahul Dravid (7,362 runs).