New Zealand vs India, 2019: 1st ODI – Statistical Highlights

New Zealand vs India, 2019: 1st ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during India’s big win against New Zealand.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

India finally broke their jinx of defeating New Zealand in their own den as they began their tour with a huge 8-wicket win in the first ODI in Napier. Mohammed Shami and the Indian spinners unsettled the hosts who elected to bat first. They were dismissed for just 157 which wasn’t possible without a fighting 64 from their skipper. India’s target was revised to 156 off 49 overs following a stoppage of play due to sun outrage. India chased down the target in 34.5 overs for the loss of two wickets with Shikhar Dhawan unbeaten on 75.

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during India’s big win against New Zealand:

A rare win against New Zealand for India:

16 – India’s win is the first ODI victory for an Asian team against the Kiwis in New Zealand in 16 matches. Since Sri Lanka’s win at the end of 2015, Asian teams played 16 matches without a win starting from the Nelson ODI in 2016, which was a washout. The Kiwis won all their previous 15 matches in the format they played at home against Asian teams before facing India.


3595 – This was India’s first International win in New Zealand against them in 3595 days. They played five ODIs and four Test matches since the Hamilton Test in 2009 which was their last win across all formats against the Kiwis at home.

Ten days before the Test victory, India won an ODI at the same venue. Since then, the Men in Blue played six ODIs without a victory in the country against the Black Caps.


Spinners restrict the hosts:

4/39 – Kuldeep Yadav is only the 2nd Indian spinner to bag a 4-wicket haul in ODI cricket in New Zealand. Anil Kumble took 5/33 in the 1994 Wellington ODI against the Kiwis and 4/40 in the 1995 Hamilton ODI against South Africa.


7 – Number of wickets for Indian spinners in this game; the most by them in an ODI in New Zealand. The Indian spinners collectively picked six wickets during the 1976 Auckland ODI against the hosts.


157 – New Zealand’s total of 157 is their 2nd lowest ODI total at home against India. They were bundled out for 142 in the 1994 Auckland ODI.


1998 – The seven wickets that New Zealand conceded to the spinners are the most by them in a home ODI in the last 20 years. The Zimbabwe spinners collected eight wickets in the 1998 Auckland ODI.

Shami claims Indian record:

1 – Mohammed Shami became the fastest Indian to complete 100 wickets in ODI cricket. He needed 56 matches; three less than Irfan Pathan (59), the previous record holder.


3 – This was Shami’s 3rd Man of the Match award in ODI cricket. His previous two match awards in this format were against Windies during the 2014 Delhi ODI and in the 2015 CWC at Perth.


Kohli goes past Lara while Dhawan levels with Lara:

118 – Innings Shikhar Dhawan needed for completing 5000 runs in ODI cricket. He is the joint 4th quickest to reach this milestone. Hashim Amla (101), Viv Richards (114) and Virat Kohli (114) took fewer innings to reach the mark while Brian Lara also got to 5000 ODI runs in 118 innings.


10430 – Virat Kohli went past Brian Lara’s tally of 10405 runs in ODI cricket. The Indian captain is now the 10th highest run-getter in this format.


10 – Dhawan’s fifty in this game is his first in ten ODI innings. The streak of nine innings without a fifty is the biggest for Dhawan in the format.


Bracewell gets Rohit again:

2 – Doug Bracewell now has played two ODIs against India with the other one being in 2016 series in Dharamsala. In both the games, Bracewell got India’s first wicket by dismissing Rohit Sharma.

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