Dambulla:Here are the statistical highlights of the first ODI of the tri-series between India and Sri Lanka in Dambulla.
# Praveen Kumar's figures of 3 for 43 are his best against New Zealand, outstripping the 2 for 28 at Napier on March 3, 2009.
# Praveen, with Gareth Hopkins, has completed 50 wickets in 41 ODis at an average of 32.62.
# Ross Taylor (95 off 113 balls) has recorded his first fifty against India, surpassing the 31 at Napier on March 3, 2009.
# Taylor has registered fifty-plus in his first two innings as captain. On his captaincy debut against Australia at Napier on March 3, 2010, he had top-scored in the game with 70 off 71 balls. He was adjudged the Man of the Match.
# Taylor's 16th fifty is his first in Sri Lanka.
# Ross Taylor has got the Man of the Match award for the sixth time - his first against India.
# Taylor is enjoying an exceptional record - two games as captain - 70 or more in both the games - Man of the Match awards in both ODIs apart from registering victories.
# India (88) have recorded their lowest total against New Zealand, The said total is their fifth lowest in ODIs.
# New Zealand (288) have recorded their highest total against India in Sri Lanka and their fifth highest against India in ODIs.
# New Zealand's aforesaid total is their highest ever in Sri Lanka, eclipsing the 264 for seven against India at Colombo (SSC) on August 2, 2001.
# Ashish Nehra's excellent figures of 4 for 47 are his best against New Zealand, surpassing the 3 for 24 at Colombo (RPS) on September 11, 2009.
# Nehra has claimed 21 wickets in 15 games against New Zealand, averaging 21 in 15 matches at a strike rate of 36.3.
# Nehra is the leading wicket-taker for India in 2010 - 17 wickets (ave.27.00) in ten matches, including two four-wicket hauls in 2010.
# Ross Taylor and Scott Styris have shared a 190-run stand for the fourth wicket - the highest at Dambulla, obliterating the 121 between Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene for Sri Lanka against against Australia on February 20, 2004.
# The aforesaid partnership is New Zealand's highest for the fourth wicket against India, eclipsing the 152 between Martin Crowe and Ken Rutherford at Dunedin on March 1, 1990.
# India's 200-run loss is their largest defeat to New Zealand in terms of runs, surpassing the 108-run loss at Dunedin on March 1, 1990.
# India's 200-run defeat is their fourth biggest in terms of runs - the three biggest being by 245 runs to Sri lanka at Sharjah on October 29, 2000, by 208 runs to Australia at Sydney on February 8, 2004 and by 202 runs to England at Lord's on June 7, 1975.
# Scott Styris became the seventh batsman to amass 4000 runs for New Zealand in ODIs, aggregating 4031 runs at an average of 33.04 in 166 ODIs, including four centuries and 25 fifties.
# Styris (89 off 95 balls) has posted his highest against India, eclipsing the 68 at Cuttack on November 6, 2003.
# Styris' previous best against India was 68 off 89 balls at Cuttack on November 6, 2003.
# Styris thus became the third New Zealand all-rounder to amass 4,000 runs and claim 100 wickets, joining Chris Cairns (4950 runs + 201 wickets in 215 ODIs) and Chris Harris (4379 runs + 203 wickets in 250 ODIs) to complete the double of 4,000 runs and 100 wickets in ODIs. Styris has claimed 125 wickets (ave.34.95) in 166 ODIs.