India vs New Zealand, Vadodara ODI: Statistics

Vadodara: Statistical highlights of the third ODI between India and New Zealand here on Saturday.

  • Gautam Gambhir has got the Man of the Match award for the 11th time in ODIs - his second against New Zealand.
  • The unbroken 114-run stand for the second wicket between Gambhir and Kohli is India’s highest at Reliance Stadium.
  • Gautam Gambhir became the eighth ODI skipper to record successive hundreds, joining Ricky Ponting (twice), Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya, Sourav Ganguly, Chris Gayle, Graeme Smith and Allan Border.
  • Gambhir’s second century against New Zealand is his ninth in ODIs.
  • For the first time, Gambhir has managed to cross 300 runs in a bilateral series, aggregating 302 (ave 302.00) in three innings.
  • Only two other Indian players have aggregated 300 runs or more in a bilateral series against New Zealand – Rahul Dravid (309 at an average of 77.25 in five ODIs in 1998-99) and Sourav Ganguly (301 at an average of 75.25 in five ODIs in 1999-00.
  • Yuvraj Singh, for the first time, has held three catches in New Zealand’s innings - his second instance overall.
  • Yuvraj had first taken three catches in an innings against South Africa at Colombo RPS on September 25, 2002.
  • Nathan McCullum and James Franklin put on 94 – New Zealand’s highest for the eighth wicket against India, surpassing the 43 between Daniel Vettori and Dion Nash at Colombo (RPS) on July 26, 2001.
  • New Zealand’s aforesaid stand is the highest for the eighth wicket in ODIs, eclipsing the 79 between Scott Styris and Daniel Vettori against Zimbabwe at Harare on August 31, 2005.
  • Virat Kohli (63 not out off 70 balls) has recorded his tenth ODI fifty - his second against New Zealand.
  • Kohli is averaging 66.60 in India, aggregating 666 in only eleven innings, including three hundreds and four fifties.
  • Kohli is averaging 52.26 in 23 matches this year – 993 (ave 52.26), including three hundreds and seven fifties.
  • Kohli’s aggregate is the second highest this year, next only to South Africa’s Hashim Amla - 1058 at an average of 7557, including five centuries and four fifties, in 15 matches.
  • Kohli has become the first Indian batsman to register two hundreds followed by two fifties in consecutive innings - 118 against Australia followed by 105, 64 and 63 not out against New Zealand in the present series.
  • Brendon McCullum has posted his third duck against India - his 14th overall.
  • New Zealand (224/9) have recorded their lowest total at this venue.
  • James Franklin’s unbeaten 72 is his career-best innings - his first fifty in ODIs.
  • Yusuf Pathan (2/27) has recorded his best bowling performance in India in ODIs - his second best in ODIs. He had captured 3 for 56 against West Indies at Kingston on June 26, 2009.
  • Nathan McCullum (43) has recorded his career-best innins in ODIs, bettering the 36 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla on August 13, 2010.
  • India have recorded their fourth bilateral series victory in a row over New Zealand in India.
  • With their nine-wicket magnificent triumph, India have equalled their largest victory margin in terms of wickets over New Zealand. India had beaten New Zealand by 9 wickets at Nagpur on October 31, 1987.
  • New Zealand have lost eight games in succession for the first time in ODIs. Excluding the no-result ODI against Sri Lanka at Dambulla on August 19-20, 2010, they have lost nine games in succession.
  • Gautam Gambhir has recorded hundreds in successive ODIs for the first time - both unbeaten 138 at Jaipur and 126 at Vadodara.
  • Gambhir is the second Indian captain after Sourav Ganguly to record back to back hundreds in ODIs. Ganguly had achieved the distinction ten years ago during the ICC Champions Trophy - 141 not out against South Africa at Nairobi on 13.10.2000 and 117 against New Zealand at Nairobi on 15.10.2000.


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