New Zealand vs India, 2nd ODI Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones
Fresh from picking up 200 ODI wickets, Kiwi pacer Tim Southee is set to appear in his 150th ODI match.
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Tom Latham’s sensational century (145*) and skipper Kane Williamson’s unbeaten knock of 94 helped the Black Caps in defeating India comprehensively by a seven-wicket margin in the opening ODI at Eden Park in Auckland. The home side registered a fine victory as they reached the target of 307 in 47.1 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The second match now takes place on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Speaking in detail about the opener, India captain Shikhar Dhawan and his opening partner Shubman Gill both slammed their respective half-centuries. The former amassed a fluent 72 off 77 while Gill scored 50 off 65. Shreyas Iyer also chipped in with a knock of 80 as he continued his solid run in one-day internationals in 2022. The tourists posted a reasonably good total of 306/7 with Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson bagging three scalps each.
The hosts looked in trouble at 88/3 but Latham and Williamson rescued them with a magnificent 221*-run partnership to seal the deal. Dhawan and his side will look to bounce back from the defeat and level the series 1-1 before heading into the final encounter.
On the other hand, the Kiwis, who have now won 13 ODIs on the bounce on home soil, would hope to clinch the series in Hamilton. In terms of team selection, it will be interesting to see if pacer Deepak Chahar and spinner Kuldeep Yadav get a chance in the playing XI for the visitors or not.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of the 2nd ODI between New Zealand and India:
Head-to-Head: New Zealand and India have met in 111 ODIs so far with the Black Caps winning on 50 occasions and India on 55. One game ended in a tie while five matches yielded no result. In New Zealand, both have clashed 43 times with the hosts winning 26 times and the Men in Blue tasting victory on 14 occasions. One match got tied (2014) and two games ended with no result.
2 – Tim Southee (202) needs two scalps to surpass Chris Harris (203) and become the third-highest wicket-taker for New Zealand in ODIs.
35 – Rishabh Pant (3965) needs 35 runs to complete 4000 runs in international cricket.
1 – Tim Southee (149) is one game away from 150 ODI appearances.
6 – Devon Conway (44) requires six fours to reach 50 fours in ODIs.
1 – Tom Latham (49) is one big hit away from completing 50 maximums in ODIs.
9 – Tom Latham (291) requires nine fours to reach 300 fours in the ODI format.