India Vs New Zealand: Statistical Highlights

Guwahati: Statistical highlights of the first ODI between India and New Zealand at the Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.

  • Virat Kohli’s first hundred against New Zealand is his fourth in ODIs.
  • Kohli has received his fourth Man of the Match award -- his first against New Zealand.
  • Kohli took his run-aggregate to 866 (ave. 48.11) in 20 innings, including three hundreds and five fifties – the highest for India in 2010.
  • For the first time in ODIs, Virat has posted centuries in successive innings -- 118 against Australia at Visakhapatnam and 105 against New Zealand here on Sunday.
  • Kohli is the seventh Indian player to achieve the distinction, joining Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma.
  • R Ashwin (3/50) has produced his best bowling performance in ODIs.
  • Andy McKay (4/62) has recorded his best bowling performance in ODIs.
  • Kyle Mills’ bowling performance of 3 for 42 is his best against India, bettering the 3 for 45 at Napier on December 29, 2002.
  • Yusuf Pathan’s 29 off 19 balls is his highest innings against New Zealand, surpassing the 20 not out at Napier on March 3, 2009.
  • Yusuf Pathan, for the first time, has taken three catches in an innings for the first time in ODIs.
  • Nathan McCullum has posted his highest innings against India in ODIs.
  • Yuvraj Singh’s 42 off 64 balls is his highest innings against New Zealand in India, obliterating the 29 not out at Chennai on October 23, 2003.
  • Yuvraj, for the first time in an ODI against New Zealand, has performed the double of claiming three wickets apart from registering a 40-plus in the same match.
  • All 10 New Zealand’s players have lost their wickets to catches. The said instance is the 14th in the history of ODIs.
  • As nine Indian players were caught by New Zealanders, a record for 19 catches in an ODI has been set, surpassing the 18 between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Colombo (PSS) on March 30, 1986.
  • India have recorded their first win over New Zealand at Guwahati. New Zealand had defeated India by 48 runs on November 14, 1999.
  • Vijay (29) has posted his highest innings in ODIs.
  • As captain, Ross Taylor has posted his third fifty, all three this year -- 95 against India at Dambulla on August 10, 70 against Australia at Napier on March 3 and 66 against India here on Sunday.
  • Taylor has recorded his 18th fifty in ODIs - his second against India.
  • Taylor and Williamson were associated in a stand of 67 for the third wicket -- the highest by any pair against India at this venue.
  • McCullum and Mills put on 67 for the ninth wicket against India -- the highest is 83 between Mills and Southee at Christchurch on March 8, 2009.
  • The aforesaid stand is the highest by any pair against India for the ninth wicket in India, surpassing the 65 by Wayne Parnell and Dale Steyn for South Africa at Jaipur on February 21, 2010.
  • Jamie How’s tally of four catches is his career-best performance as a fielder. His previous best was three against West Indies at Wellington on January 7, 2009.
  • How has joined five New Zealanders - Ken Rutherford, Chris Harris, Ross Taylor, Jamie How and Stephen Fleming, who have taken four catches in an innings.
  • How is the third fielder to take four catches or more in an innings in India, joining South Africa’s Jonty Rhodes (five) - against West Indies at Mumbai on November 14, 1993 and Pakistan’s Younis Khan against India at Jamshedpur on April 9, 2005.


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