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India v New Zealand, 4th ODI – Statistical Highlights

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Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

After ending their losing streak at the toss, New Zealand interestingly elected to bat and brought in an extra spinner on a dry pitch which turned out to be a crucial moment in the game. New Zealand got off to a great start with Guptill scoring a fifty at a good pace. Indian spinners slowed down the things as the visitors finished with 260/7 on the board.

At halfway stage, India were looking good in the chase only till Neesham and Southee struck twice in quick space. India’s lower order fought again like in the 2nd ODI but once again they fell short of the target as they got bowled out for 241 in the penultimate over. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

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3 – Amit Mishra picking up 10 wickets in this series is the 3rd instance of him taking 10+ wickets in an ODI bilateral series. Among Indians, no bowler has taken 10 or more wickets in an ODI bilateral series on more than 3 occasions.

3.82 – Economy rate of Indian spinners in this game. Last time Indian spinners went under an economy of 4 after bowling 25 or more overs in an ODI was 2.73 vs Afghanistan in 2014 at Dhaka.

4 – Number of times Umesh Yadav started off with a maiden in the first over in ODIs in the last 2 years. In this period, only Tinashe Panyangara (7) bowled more such maidens than Umesh.

8 – Number of countries against whom MS Dhoni has made 25 or more dismissals in ODIs as Keeper. New Zealand is the latest to join in his list. Only Adam Gilchrist (9) has made 25+ dismissals against more than 8 countries in ODIs.

10 – In their last 10 ODIs at home, India failed to win in two consecutive games. India’s last 10 ODI results at home read: L W L W L W L W L W.

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21.66 – Average runs India added for every wicket after losing 7th wicket in this series so far. This is the best rate for India in an ODI series/tournament since 2013 ODI series at home vs Australia.

24 – Man of the match awards Martin Guptill has received in International cricket, the joint 3rd most by a New Zealand player. Nathan Astle has 26 awards while Daniel Vettori has received 25.

34 – Kulkarni-Umesh’s 34-run stand for the 10th wicket is the highest stand for the final wicket for India against New Zealand. Previous highest was 28* by Jadeja-Aaron during the Tied ODI at Auckland in 2014.

144 – Balls bowled by New Zealand spinners in this ODI, the 2nd most they bowled in an ODI in Asia. Their spinners bowled 152 balls vs South Africa at Dhaka in 2011.

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261 – Virat Kohli’s batting average in ODIs at Ranchi. He scored 77* and 139* in his previous two outings at this venue in ODIs.

701 – Fours hit by Virat Kohli in ODIs. He became the 29th player in overall and 7th Indian to hit 700+ fours in ODI cricket.

2014 – Last time Rohit Sharma started his innings in ODIs on non-striker end was in 2014 vs Sri Lanka also at Ranchi. Ajinkya Rahane took the first strike in that game as well.

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