India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Stats Review: Rohit's brilliance, Shardul's heroics and other stats

India claims the number one ODI spot after the clean sweep.

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The Men in Blue handed New Zealand a 3-0 sweep, claiming the number one spot in ODI rankings. All-round performance helped India beat New Zealand in the third ODI by a margin of 90 runs in the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore.

Speaking about how the game panned out, New Zealand won the toss and sent India to bat first; the Indian openers got off to a flyer scoring runs all over the park with the tally of 212 runs for the first wicket inside 27 overs at a staggering run rate of around 8 per over. Both the openers reached their respective centuries in grand fashion.

Soon after, Michael Bracewell broke the partnership picking the wicket of Rohit for 101. Once the openers were sent back, wickets kept falling at regular intervals as India were reduced to 293/5 inside 40 overs. A gritty fifty from Hardik at the end along with a 25-run cameo from Thakur, helped India post huge total of 385/9 in 50 overs.

In response to 385, New Zealand lost Finn Allen in the second ball to Hardik Pandya. However, Devon Conway kept the chase going as he looked very much settled and toyed the Indian bowlers around the park to bring up his third century and also registering his highest ODI score of 138 with 12 fours and 8 maximums.

Conway was ably supported by the likes of Nicholls and Mitchell, as they had two good partnerships.  But it was Shardul Thakur who broke the good-going partnership picking up two wickets in two balls. From there on New Zealand batters never recovered as Indian bowlers ran through the lower order batters, eventually winning by margin of 90 runs.

 Meanwhile let us take a look at the stats and numbers recorded in third ODI between India and New Zealand

273 - Rohit Sharma (30) now has the third most sixes in ODI. Shahid Afridi (351) and Chris Gayle (331) are the top two.

30 - Rohit Sharma now has the joint third most centuries in ODI along with Ricky Ponting. First two in the list are Sachin Tendulkar (49) and Virat Kohli (46).

28 - Rohit Sharma (28) became the batter with joint second most hundreds as opener along with Sanath Jayasuriya. Sachin Tendulkar being the most with 45 hundreds.

2 - Rohit Sharma (68) has hit the second most sixes against New Zealand in International Cricket. Chris Gayle tops the list with 87 maximums.

100 – Rohit Sharma has hit 100 50+ scores as opener across formats for India and became the fourth Indian to do so. Other three in the list are Sachin Tendulkar (120), Virender Sehwag (101) and Sunil Gavaskar (101).

1254 - Shubman Gill (1254) has the most aggregate runs in first 21 Innings in ODIs, surpassing the previous best of Imam-ul-Haq (1090).

360 - Shubman Gill (360) equals the Babar’s record for most runs in three match bi-lateral series.

212 – Shubman Gill & Rohit Sharma registered the highest opening partnerships against New Zealand in ODIs Surpassing Virendar Sehwag & Gautam Gambhir’s tally of 201.

8 - Devon Conway has smashed eight sixes in the match to be the second-highest sixes by New Zealand batter against India and the first in the list is 10 sixes by Michael Bracewell in first ODI.

7 – Most consecutive home series win for India in ODIs.

1100 - Rohit Sharma hit the ODI century after 1100 days.

2 - Rohit Sharma (234) has the second least innings to score 30 ODI hundreds, and Kohli is first on list with 186 innings.

0 - New Zealand hav not won a bilateral ODI series vs India in India. They have lost 7 out of 7 series.

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