India vs New Zealand, 5th ODI, Stats: India’s unbeaten record at home, Virat Kohli breaks another record


Statistical highlights of the fifth and final ODI between India and New Zealand.

# India have won all five bilateral ODI series against New Zealand in India. They have won all five series against them — by 4-0 in 1988-89; by 3-2 in 1995-96; by 3-2 in 1999-2000; by 5-0 in 2010-11 and by 3-2 in 2016-17.

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# New Zealand’s defeat by 190 runs is their fourth largest in terms of runs in ODIs — the top three being by 215 runs to Australia at St.George’s on 20-4-2007; by 210 runs to England at Birmingham on 9-6-2015 and by 203 runs to West Indies at Hamilton on 8-1-2014.

# New Zealand’s previous biggest loss to India was by 174 runs at Hyderabad in 1999.

# India’s convincing 190-run win is their biggest in terms of runs over New Zealand in ODIs – their fourth largest in ODIs — the largest being by 257 runs vs Bermuda at Port of Spain on March 19, 2007.

# New Zealand faced 23.1 overs — the least faced by them in an all-out total in ODIs, eclipsing the 24.4 overs while scoring 179 vs Pakistan at Singapore on August 20, 2000.

# The overs taken by India are the third least bowled by them to dismiss their opponent in ODIs.

# New Zealand’s 79 is their fifth lowest in ODIs — their lowest against India, surpassing the 103 at Chennai on December 10, 2010. Their lowest ever is 64 vs Pakistan at Sharjah on April 15, 1986.

# New Zealand had lost their last eight wickets for 16 runs — from 63 for two to 79 all out — the second lowest tally achieved by them in an ODI. Against Australia at Christchurch on March 4, 1990, they had lost eight wickets for 15 runs — from 79 for two to 94.

# In 12 consecutive matches the Indians are without an opening partnership of fifty in ODIs at home — their last opening partnership of 50-plus being almost two years ago — 62 by Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane vs Sri Lanka at Hyderabad on November 9, 2014.

# Indian spinners took 26 wickets at an average of 18.53 — the most claimed by them in a five-match bilateral series, surpassing the 24 (thrice) — once each against South Africa, New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

# Virat Kohli has totalled 358 runs in five innings, including a hundred and two fifties at an average of 119.33 — his highest average in any ODI series/competition.

# Kohli’s aggregate is his highest in any series in ODIs in India as well as the highest by an Indian batsman in a bilateral series vs New Zealand, obliterating Gautam Gambhir’s tally of 329 (ave.109.66) in five innings in 2010-11.

# Kohli’s tally is the third highest by any batsman in a bilateral series vs New Zealand in ODIs — the highest being Desmond Haynes (WI) – 404 (ave.134.66) in five matches in the West Indies in 1984-85.

# Kohli has managed 399 runs in four innings at an average of 99.75 at this venue — the most registered by him in any home venue in ODIs. His innings being 118 vs Australia on October 20, 2010, 117 vs West Indies on December 2,2011, 99 vs West Indies on November 24, 2013 and 65 vs New Zealand on October 29, 2016.

# Apart from Kohli, no other player has recorded more than two fifty-plus innings at this venue.

# Amit Mishra’s tally of 15 wickets (ave.14.33) is the highest by any bowler vs New Zealand in a five-ODI bilateral series. Darren Gough had taken 13 wickets (ave.14.38) for England in New Zealand in 2001-02 and Sunil Narine had bagged 13 at 11.23 runs apiece for West Indies in West Indies in 2012.

# Mishra is the only Indian bowler to bag 15 wickets in a bilateral series twice — his best being 18 (ave.11.61) in five matches vs Zimbabwe in 2013. This performance is the best by an Indian bowler in a five-ODI bilateral series vs New Zealand.

# Mishra’s figures of 5 for 18 are the best by an Indian bowler vs New Zealand in ODIs, surpassing the 5 for 27 by Krish Srikkanth at Visakhapatnam on December 10, 1998.

# Mishra has recorded two five-wicket hauls — his career-best being 6 for 48 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2013.

# Among the Indian spinners, only Harbhajan Singh has captured more five-wicket hauls (three) in ODIs.

# Mishra has deservingly got his first Player of the series award in ODIs. His 5 for 18 earned him his third Man of the Match award in ODIs. His first two awards in ODIs were against Zimbabwe in 2013.

# Latham’s aggregate of 244 runs (ave.61.00) in five matches is the highest by a New Zealand batsman in an ODI series vs India in India. Nathan Astle had scored 234 runs (ave.46.80) in five matches in 1999-2000.

# For the second time, five ducks have been recorded in New Zealand’s innings — the first instance vs Pakistan at Auckland on February 17, 2001.