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.
First Published: Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 00:00