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

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the first ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

New Zealand started 2019 with a convincing 45-run win against Sri Lanka in the high-scoring Mount Maunganui ODI part of the three-match series. Martin Guptill struck 138 on his return as New Zealand eyed a big score with the contributions from Kane Williamson (76) and Ross Taylor (54 off 37). Jimmy Neesham, playing his first International game after nearly two years, struck an unbeaten 13-ball 47 with six sixes.

He hit five of those sixes in the penultimate over that yielded 34 runs to power the hosts to 371/7. The Lankan opening pair kept the team in the hunt with a 119-run stand in only 17.4 overs. Kusal Perera took on the responsibility thereafter with an 86-ball 102. However, lack of contributions from the middle-order and the increasing run rate saw the visitors finish on only 326.

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All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the first ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka:

New highs for both teams:

1 – The total of 326 by Sri Lanka is their first ever 300+ total in ODI cricket against New Zealand. Their previous highest ODI total against the Kiwis was 293/4 way back in the 1998 Colombo ODI.


371/7 – New Zealand’s 371/7 is their highest ODI total against Sri Lanka surpassing the 360/5 they made in the 2015 Dunedin ODI. These two are the only instances of New Zealand making 350+ totals in ODI cricket against the Lankans.


697 – The match aggregate of 697 runs is the 2nd highest ever in an ODI in New Zealand. The 2009 ODI between New Zealand and India witnessed 726 runs as the hosts finished on 334 in the 393-run chase.


The single over madness:

34 – The 34 runs scored in the 49th over including a no-ball are the joint 3rd most in an over in ODI cricket. These are the most runs New Zealand ever made in a single over in International cricket. Previous most by them was 31 runs against Canada in the 2011 CWC game.

The 33 runs came off Jimmy Neesham’s bat in that over are easily the most by any New Zealand player in an over in International cricket and also the first to hit five sixes in an over from his country.


1Thisara Perera became the first player to score and also concede over 30 runs in an over in ODI cricket. He scored 35 runs in the over bowled by Robin Peterson in an ODI against South Africa in 2013. Perera is also the second player after Yuvraj Singh to score and concede over 30 runs in an over in International cricket.


Neesham finishes off in style:

361.53 – Jimmy Neesham’s batting strike-rate of 361.53 is the highest for any player in an ODI inning. (Min: 10 balls) Neesham thus went past AB de Villiers’ S/R of 338.63 in the 2015 Johannesburg ODI against South Africa. De Villiers recorded the fastest fifty in ODI format off 16 balls in that game while Neesham finished on 47 off 13 balls against the Lankans.


Guptill moves on to top:

157 – With his second six in this ODI, Martin Guptill completed 150 sixes in the ODI format. He is only the 14th player and the 3rd from New Zealand with 150 ODI sixes.

Guptill needed only 157 innings to reach the milestone, the fewest among the previous 13. Shahid Afridi held the record taking 160 innings for 150 ODI sixes while Rohit Sharma came close in late 2017 as he needed 165 innings.


Guptill moves up in the New Zealand charts:

157 – Guptill completed 6000 runs in ODI cricket in only 157 innings. He is the joint 8th fastest among the 58 players to have crossed the feat. Guptill is also the fastest among the five players from New Zealand to achieve this milestone bettering Ross Taylor (166 innings).


6114Martin Guptill became the 4th leading run-getter in the ODI format for New Zealand by surpassing Brendon McCullum’s tally of 6083 runs.


Catching them well:

4 – Tim Seifert became the first New Zealand player with four catches/dismissals on ODI debut. He is the 5th player overall with four and more catches/dismissals on ODI debut. Scotland’s Matt Cross took six catches on his debut in the format in 2014; the only player with more than four catches in his first ever game in the 50-over format.


307 – Number of catches Ross Taylor has taken as a fielder; the 5th most by any fielder in International cricket. His tally is the highest by a New Zealand player surpassing Stephen Fleming’s 306.


Conceding too many:

5 – Only the 3rd time three Sri Lankan bowlers have conceded 60 and more runs in the same ODI match. The other two instances were in 2009 against India during the Colombo (RPS) and Rajkot ODI matches. Overall, the New Zealand innings is the 15th ODI innings where five different bowlers conceding 60+ runs.

A total of eight bowlers including three from the Blackcaps conceded 60 and more runs. Thus, this became only the 8th ODI match and first in New Zealand where eight or more bowlers giving away 60 and more runs.


30 – This game was the 30th time where Lasith Malinga conceded 60 and more runs in an ODI. He went past Tim Southee who has 29 such instances. Malinga conceded over 75 runs in both his ODI matches as captain. (82 runs vs India in 2017 and 78 runs in this game).

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