NZ v SL ODI series - Statistical Highlights

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As expected New Zealand has won yet another ODI series and defeated Sri Lanka by 3-1 by winning the 5th match at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Martin Guptill has continued good form and registered his 10th century in ODIs in this 5th ODI match against Sri Lanka and created and broken many records. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor helped New Zealand put up a challenging total of 294 by scoring fifties.

Now it was up to Dilshan and Mathews to score big runs and help Sri Lanka to level the series but Matt Henry who has emerged as a terrific strike bowler for New Zealand in the series picked up Danushka Gunathilaka and Lahiru Thirimannme early while Boult who was playing his first match of the series picked up Dilshan when he was on five and then it was all up to Angelo Mathews who fought hard and scored 95 runs but it was not enough to beat New Zealand and the Kiwi’s eventually won the match by 36 runs. Matt Henry took five wickets in this 5th ODI while Boult took three wickets to help NZ seal the series.

Here are the Statistical Highlights of the NZ v SL ODI series, 2015:

650 – Number of runs Martin Guptill has scored against Sri Lanka as in ODIs which is third most by any New Zealand player. Nathan Astle and Chris Harris had scored more runs than Martin Guptil against Sri Lanka in ODIs. Nathan Astle had scored 760 runs while Chris Harris had scored 660 runs against Sri Lanka as openers of New Zealand team.

19 – Number of sixes hit by Martin Guptill in this series against Sri Lanka which is most by any New Zealand player in any bilateral series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. He also holds the record as a NZ opener for hitting most no. of sixes against Sri Lanka among all other openers in a bilateral series against Sri Lanka.

24 – Number of sixes Martin Guptill has hit against Sri Lanka which is most by any other New Zealand player in ODIs.

96.58 – Strike rate at which Martin Guptill has scored his runs against Sri Lanka which is the most by any New Zealand player who has scored a minimum of 500 runs against Sri Lanka.

500 – Number of runs scored by Kane Williamson against Sri Lanka while batting at no. 3 is the most by any other New Zealand player who had played at no. 3 in ODIs against Sri Lanka. Kane Williamson has scored 500 runs against Sri Lanka in 10 matches.

432 – Number of runs Ross Taylor has scored against Sri Lanka which batting at no. 4 which is most by any other New Zealand player who had played at no. 4 in ODIs against Sri Lanka. Ross Taylor has scored 432 runs against Sri Lanka in 22 matches.

82.75 – Average at which Martin Guptill has scored his runs against Sri Lanka in this series which is the best by any New Zealand player in any bilateral series of 5 matches between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

331– Number of runs scored by Martin Guptill in this series against Sri Lanka which is the most by any New Zealand player in any bilateral series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

32 – Number of fours hit by Martin Guptill in this series against Sri Lanka which is most by any New Zealand player in any bilateral series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

13 – Number of wickets Matt Henry has taken in this series against Sri Lanka which is most by any New Zealand bowler in any bilateral series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

6 – Number of fifty plus scores made by Kane Williamson against Sri Lanka which is most by any New Zealand player. Nathan Astle has also made six fifty plus scores against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

1308 – Number of runs scored by T Dilshan against New Zealand which is fourth most among all Sri Lankan batsmen. Kumar Sangakkara (1568), SanathJayasuriya (1519) and Mahela Jayawardena (1326) are ahead of him.

42.19 – Average at which Dilshan has scored his runs against New Zealand in ODIs which is best among all Sri Lankan batsmen who have scored a minimum of 250 runs against New Zealand in ODIs.

344 – Number of runs scored by Angelo Mathews while batting at no. 5 for Sri Lanka against New Zealand which is the second most by a Sri Lanka player after Arjuna Ranatunga who had scored 469 runs while batting at no. 5 for Sri Lanka in ODIs.

10 – Number of matches won by New Zealand against Sri Lanka in ODIs since 5 January 2011 which is third most by any other team after India and Pakistan. India has won 21 matches while Pakistan has won 14 matches against New Zealand since 5 January 2011.

10 – Number of matches lost by Sri Lanka against New Zealand since 5 January 2011 which is most by any other team since 5 January 2011 against New Zealand in ODIs.

Here are some of the top record holders in a particular category in this 5-match ODI series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

  • Most Runs – Martin Guptill (331)
  • Most Wickets – Matt Henry (13)
  • Most Fours – Martin Guptill (32)
  • Most Sixes – Martin Guptill (19)
  • Highest Batting Average – Martin Guptill (82.75)
  • Most Catches – Henry Nicholas and Ross Taylor (4)
  • Most Sixes in an innings – 8 (On 28th December 2015)
  • Best Bowling figures in an innings – Matt Henry (10-1-40-5)
  • Most Fifties – Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill (2)