India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI Stats Review: India’s sheer dominance at home, New Zealand’s third-lowest total against India, and other stats
The Men in Blue scripted their seventh consecutive ODI series victory at home
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India pacers, especially Mohammed Shami, broke the back of New Zealand’s top order as the Kiwis found themselves at 15/5 eventually getting bowled out for a paltry 108 and losing the second ODI in Raipur by eight wickets. Shami took 3/18 in his six-over spell while Hardik Pandya took two wickets as the Men in Blue thrashed the visitors to seal the series 2-0 with one game to go.
Speaking about how the game panned out, skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field first. The Black Caps got blown away against the mighty bowling attack of team India in Raipur’s first-ever international match.
Hard-hitting batter Glenn Phillips top-scored for his side with his innings of 36 while Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner scored 22 and 27 runs respectively. Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur also picked up a wicket each as the tourists suffered their third-lowest total against India.
In a small-run chase, Rohit made 51 off 50 while his opening partner Shubman Gill remained unbeaten on 40 to guide his side to a comfortable victory in just 20.1 overs. Courtesy of the win, India registered their seventh successive series victory on home soil. For his match-winning spell, Shami grabbed the Player of the Match award.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand:
108 – New Zealand recorded their third-lowest total of 108 against India in ODIs - they got bowled out for 79 in Visakhapatnam in 2016 and for 103 in Chennai in 2010.
52 – Mohammed Shami completed 50 wickets in ODIs at home.
403 – Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have shared 403 runs opening partnership in five innings with one century and three half-century stands.
15/5 – New Zealand registered the lowest score of 15 at the fall of the fifth wicket against India in an ODI. The previous lowest was 26/5 by England at The Oval in 2022.
7 – India won their seventh consecutive ODI series on home soil. Their last defeat came against Australia in the year 2019.
56.61 – Rohit Sharma averages 56.61 as a captain in the 50-overs format. He completed 1000 runs (1019) with two centuries and seven fifties.
71.37 – Shubman Gill has scored 1142 runs in 20 innings at a stellar average of 71.37 and a strike rate of 107.33 with three centuries and five half-centuries in the ODI format.
15/5 – New Zealand also recorded their lowest total of 15 at the fall of the fifth wicket in a one-day international. Their previous lowest was 18 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2001.