1st ODI, Ind vs NZ: Statistical highlights

Following are the statistical highlights of the first One-Day International match between India and New Zealand on Tuesday

updated: March 04, 2009 18:31 IST
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Following are the statistical highlights of the first One-Day International match between India and New Zealand on Tuesday.

  • India's total of 273 for four is their highest against New Zealand in New Zealand, eclipsing the 257 for five in 50 overs at Taupo on January 9, 1999.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni won his first toss in an international game in New Zealand.

  • Ian Butler played his first ODI in more than four years. He had last played against Australia at Melbourne's Docklands Stadium on December 5, 2004.

  • Daniel Vettori became the second player to play 100 ODIs in New Zealand. Stephen Fleming holds the record, having played 105 ODIs in New Zealand.

  • Dhoni has now captained the most matches (47) in ODIs as a wicketkeeper, bettering Zimbabwe's Andy Flower's tally of 46 games.

  • Gautam Gambhir, for the first time, has not got an opportunity to bat in an ODI.

  • Dhoni registered his first fifty against New Zealand - his 29th in ODIs.

  • As captain, Dhoni has recorded 15 fifties in ODIs.

  • As one-down batsman, Dhoni has aggregated 819 runs at an average of 81.90, including two centuries and four fifties.

  • Dhoni's 84 not out off 89 balls is the highest by an Indian captain in New Zealand, bettering Mohammad Azharuddin's 63 against New Zealand at Christchurch on January 19,1999.

  • With 94 & 53 against Sri Lanka at Colombo, RPS and 84 not out against New Zealand at Napier on Tuesday, Dhoni, for the first time, has registered three fifty-plus in succession for the first time.

  • Dhoni's 84 not out is the second best innings by a wicketkeeper at Napier, next only to Australia's Adam Gilchrist's 91 against New Zealand on March 5, 2005.

  • The 69-run partnership between Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar is India's best for the first wicket at Napier, bettering the 66 between Ajay Jadeja and Navjot Singh Sidhu on March 25, 1994.

  • The aforesaid stand is India's third fifty-plus in succession for the first wicket against New Zealand. In their previous two games against New Zealand, Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly had made 66 on September 2,2005 and 72 on September 6, 2005 - both at Harare.

  • Sehwag has registered his second successive score of 75 against New Zealand. In his previous innings against New Zealand at Harare on September 6, 2005, he had made 75.

  • Sehwag (77 off 56 balls) became the first Indian to register two innings of 75-plus against New Zealand at Napier. He had made 108 on December 29, 2002.

  • Sehwag, in 17 innings against New Zealand, has aggregated 806 at an average of 47.41, including four centuries and two fifties. Amongst the Indian batsmen with 500 runs against New Zealand, Sehwag's average (47.41) is the best. Ajay Jadeja has the next best averge against New Zealand - 828 in 25 innings (6 times not out) at an average of 43.57, including seven fifties.

  • Yuvraj Singh has a poor record against New Zealand - 267 in 19 matches at an average of 16.68, with just one fifty.

  • Yuvraj, in eight games in New Zealand, has made 136 runs at an average of 17.00.

  • Kyle Mills (7-0-69-0), for the first time, has failed to take a wicket while concedng 65 runs or more in an innings.

  • Suresh Raina (66 off 39 balls) registered his tenth fifty in ODIs - his first against New Zealand.

  • Raina's four sixes is an Indian record against New Zealand in New Zealand, eclipsing the 3 sixes hit by Ajay Jadeja (36 at Auckland on 16.1.1999) and Virender Sehwag (112 at Auckland on 11.1.2003).

  • Raina and Dhoni put on 110 runs for the fourth wicket - a record for India against New Zealand in New Zealand, surpassing the 64 between Ajay Jadeja and Mohammad Azharuddin at Auckland on January 16,1999.

  • Brendon McCullum posted his tenth duck in ODIs - his second against India.

  • Harbhajan took his 50th catch in ODIs - his victim being Brendon McCullum.

  • India's 53-run victory is their second out of five played against New Zealand at Napier.

  • Harbhajan (3/27) produced the best ever figures by an Indian spinner at Napier. He also produced his best bowling figures against New Zealand, surpasing his 2 for 25 at Colombo, RPS on July 20, 2001.

  • Guptill's second ODI fifty is his first against India.

  • Dhoni has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the first time against New Zealand - his tenth overall in ODIs.