New Zealand vs India, 2019: 3rd ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during India’s 3rd straight win over New Zealand.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

India clinched the ODI series against New Zealand with yet another comfortable victory and with two matches still to be played in the series. After electing to bat first, the hosts were rescued by Ross Taylor’s 93 and Tom Latham’s 51. The pair’s 119-run stand for the 4th wicket helped New Zealand to get to 243. Chasing a moderate target to win, the captain Virat Kohli and the vice-captain Rohit Sharma scored 60 and 62 to ease the chase for the middle-order who completed it with seven overs to spare.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during India’s 3rd straight win over New Zealand:

A first for India:

1 – This was the first instance of India defeating New Zealand in three consecutive ODI matches in New Zealand. They defeated the Kiwis in New Zealand on three occasions across four ODIs in 2009 which includes a washed out match.


A rare low for New Zealand at home:

1 – This was the first time since 2014 that New Zealand lost three consecutive ODI matches. The last team before India that registered a hat-trick of wins over New Zealand in New Zealand was South Africa during the 3-match series in 2013.

2010 – The last instance of a team bundling out New Zealand in New Zealand in three consecutive ODI matches of a series was Australia in 2010 against Australia. This was also the first time since 2014 that the Kiwis were bowled out in three consecutive ODIs at home.

Rohit and Kohli move one step ahead:

16 – The 16 hundred stands in ODI cricket between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the joint 3rd most for any player alongside Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden pair for Australia. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly pair leads the list with 26 century stands while Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara pair has 20 century partnerships.

Rohit levels with Dhoni and goes past Sehwag:

215 – Number of sixes Rohit Sharma has hit in ODI cricket; the joint-most in this format for India. Dhoni has hit 222 ODI sixes including seven for Asia XI.

18 – Rohit has hit 18 sixes in ODI cricket in New Zealand; the most by any player for India. He went past Virender Sehwag’s tally of 16 ODI sixes in New Zealand.

The spin duo reaches a milestone:

101 – The duo of Kuldeep Yadav (59) and Yuzvendra Chahal (42) have collectively bagged 100 wickets in the ODI format in which they played 26 matches. They collectively averaged 22.11 and picked wickets at a strike-rate of 27.36.

A rare dismissal for Rohit:

2 – Only the 2nd time since the start of 2012 that Rohit Sharma has been dismissed via stumped in an International game. The other such instance in this span was during the 2016 WT20 game in Nagpur which also against New Zealand in the bowling of Mitchell Santner only.

2010 – Last and only other instance of Rohit getting out stumped in an ODI was in 2010 against Sri Lanka. Overall, this was the 5th time Rohit has been dismissed via stumped in International cricket including three times in the T20I format.

Yet another soft dismissal for Kohli:

13 – Virat Kohli has been dismissed caught out in each of his last 13 innings in International cricket. In his previous 17 International innings, Kohli remained unbeaten twice and was dismissed on 15 instances – All of them been “caught out” dismissals.

List A records galore:

258 – Innings Ross Taylor needed for completing 10000 runs in List A cricket. He is the 5th player from New Zealand to complete this milestone and the fastest among the five as well. Glenn Turner, who was the first ever player to complete 10000 List A runs, reached the milestone in 287 innings. Only Turner and Taylor have 10000 List A runs in less than 300 innings.

260 – Rohit Sharma became the 10th Indian to complete 10000 runs in List A cricket. He is the 4th fastest among the ten Indian players to reach this milestone.

100 – Virat Kohli’s 60 in this game is his 100th fifty-plus score in List A cricket. He is 5th Indian player to hit 100 fifty-plus scores in List A cricket. MS Dhoni was the 4th to do so during the ODI series in Australia.