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New Zealand vs England, 2018: 1st ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the first ODI that went down to the final over.

Mitchell Santner
New Zealand batsman Mitchell Santner hits a six. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

New Zealand continued their successful run at home in the ODI format with a close 3-wicket win in the first game of the 5-match ODI series against England. The visitors put on 284/8 on the board banking on the fifties from Joe Root (71) and Jos Buttler (79) on a slow Hamilton track. The home team were reduced to 27/3 before a huge partnership between Ross Taylor and Tom Latham (79) guided them towards a win. Taylor departed for a 113-run knock when the Kiwis needed 41 runs in 25 balls. Mitchell Santner took his side home with a 27-ball 45 that included four sixes.

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the first ODI that went down to the final over:

3 – Number of times Jos Buttler scored a fifty-plus and made 4+ dismissals in the same ODI. Only Kumar Sangakkara (5) and Adam Gilchrist (5) done this double more often than Buttler. MS Dhoni and AB de Villiers also scored fifties and made 4+ dismissals on three occasions.

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9 – This win is New Zealand’s 9th consecutive win in the ODI format all coming at home. New Zealand defeated West Indies 3-0 and Pakistan by 5-0 recently. The Kiwis won only one game out of their seven ODIs before this 9-match winning streak.


18 – Ross Taylor’s century in this game is his 18th in the ODI format and the 5th ton while chasing. He scored nine ODI hundreds in New Zealand including the three in Hamilton.


101 – Number of wickets for Chris Woakes in the ODI cricket. He completed 100 ODI wickets with first of his two wickets in this game. Woakes is the 12th player to take 100 ODI wickets for England.


178 – The 178-run stand between Ross Taylor and Tom Latham for the 4th wicket is the 4th highest in ODI cricket that began at 27/3 and worse. The previous highest 4th wicket partnership for New Zealand starting at 27/3 and worse the 100-run stand between Craig McMillan and Lou Vincent against Pakistan in the 2001 Wellington ODI.


285 – New Zealand’s 285-run chase is their highest successful run-chase in the ODI format against England at home. New Zealand’s previous highest chase at home against England was 259 in 2013 also played in Hamilton.


7076 – Runs scored by Ross Taylor in his ODI career. He became the 38th player and the 3rd New Zealand player to aggregate 7000 ODI runs. Stephen Fleming (8037) and Nathan Astle (7090) are the other two New Zealand players with 7000 ODI runs.

Ross Taylor is the quickest among the three NZ players to complete the milestone taking 188 innings and the joint 7th quickest among the 38 players overall.


14737 – Ross Taylor is now the 2nd highest run-scorer among the New Zealand players in International cricket with 14737 runs. He went past Brendon McCullum’s tally of 14676 during his 116-ball 113 in this game. Stephen Fleming aggregated 15319 runs in his International career.

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