• India v New Zealand, 2nd ODI – Statistical Highlights

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    MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: BCCI)

    New Zealand finally managed to win a game on the tour and registered its first ODI win in 13 years on Indian soil with a 6-run win in the 2nd ODI at Delhi. After losing 5th consecutive toss in the tour, New Zealand could only post 242/9 in their 50 overs after been put to bat despite a valiant 118 from Kane Williamson. New Zealand troubled the Indian batsmen with some disciplined bowling as the hosts kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Previous match heroes for India with the ball, Pandya and Umesh put on a 49-run stand for

    New Zealand troubled the Indian batsmen with some disciplined bowling as the hosts kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Previous match heroes for India with the ball, Pandya and Umesh put on a 49-run stand for the 9th wicket before New Zealand got away with a narrow win. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

    Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

    1 – For the first time, MS Dhoni lost an ODI as a captain at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. He was on winning side in 5 out of his previous 6 ODIs while one had no result.

    4 – This is the fourth consecutive ODI in India in which India lost while chasing 200+ at home.

    4 – This was the 4th occasion where New Zealand bowled two left-arm spinners in an ODI. All the 4 occasions have come since 2011.

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    19 – Number of ODIs India played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Joint most by them at a venue at home. India played 19 ODIs at Kolkata and Bangalore.

    26 – Number of keepers including Luke Ronchi completed 100 dismissals in ODIs. Among the 26, Ronchi is the only guy who played for two different countries. However, 5 others played for multiple teams as in Asia, Africa and ICC World XI.

    49 – India’s stand of 49 for the 9th wicket is the highest stand for them for 9th or lower wicket since Yusuf-Zaheer’s 100-run stand for the 9th wicket in 2011 vs South Africa at Centurion.

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    55.08 – MS Dhoni’s batting average whenever he came out to bat before completion of 20th over in ODIs. However, he averages 49.08 whenever he came to bat that early.

    70 – Innings taken by Luke Ronchi to complete 100 dismissals as wicketkeeper in ODIs, joint 8th fastest to do so.

    118 – Kane Williamson’s 118 is the 2nd highest score by a New Zealand batsman against India in ODIs. Nathan Astle holds the record with 120.

    150 – Number of ODIs Rohit Sharma played for India so far. He became the 19th Indian to play in as many games.

    242/9 – New Zealand’s total of 242/9 is the lowest ODI total for a team batting full 50 overs against India in India since West Indies’ 211/9 at Cuttack in 2011.

    400 – This was India’s 400th loss in ODI cricket, the first team to lose in as many games.

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    1994 – Last time before Kane Williamson, a New Zealand captain scored an ODI century against India was Ken Rutherford in 1994 at Vadodara.

    2003 – Last time India lost an ODI against New Zealand in India was in 2003 at Cuttack. Since then India won in 7 consecutive ODIs.

    2006 – Last time India lost in an ODI after taking a wicket as early as 2nd delivery of the game was in 2006 against South Africa at Durban. Zaheer Khan got Graeme Smith for a 2nd ball duck in that game.

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