Highlights: India vs New Zealand, Hamilton ODI

Here's a look at the highlights of the 4th ODI between India and New Zealand at Hamilton.

updated: March 12, 2009 16:03 IST
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  • India registered their first win against New Zealand at Hamilton in three games.

  • Overall, India have won two out of six played at Hamilton - their first in 17 years. (India's only previous win at Hamilton was against Zimbabwe by 55 runs on March 7, 1992).

  • For the first time in New Zealand, India have taken a 3-0 lead in a bilateral series.

  • India registered their first bilateral series win in New Zealand.

  • Excluding Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and non Test-playiang countries, India, for the first time, have registered victories in three successive bilateral series away from home - all under Dhoni's captaincy. Their previous two series wins were both against Sri Lanka - 3-2 in 2008 and 4-1 in 2008-09

  • New Zealand (270-5) registered their highest innings total against India at Hamilton, surpassing their 210 for eight on February 15, 1981.

  • New Zealand's aforesaid total is their third best against India in New Zealand - their top two totals being 334 at Christchurh on March 8, 2009 and 300 for 8 at Christchurch on January 19, 1999.
  • Jesse Ryder and Brendon McCullum put on 102 runs - New Zealand's best for any wicket against India at Seddon Park, Hamilton, eclipsing the 84 for the fourth wicket between Stephen Fleming and Scott Styris on January 14, 2003 (before the start of today's game).

  • The aforesaid stand is New Zealand's second century stand for the first wicket at Hamilton - their best being 165 (unbroken) between Ryder and McCullum against England on February 12, 2008

  • For the first time, New Zealand have recorded two successive 100-plus partnerships for the first wicket against India.

  • New Zealand, in their last four innings against India, have registered three 100-plus opening stands, the sequence being 121 between Stephen Fleming and Nathan Astle at Harare on September 6,2005; 0 at Napier on March 3,2009; 166 at Christchurch on March 8, 2009 and 102 at Hamilton on March 11, 2009.

  • Ryder and McCullum enjoy an excellent record as an opening pair, aggregating 859 at an average of 66.07, including four hundreds and three fifty-plus, in only 14 innings. Their average is the best ever by any opening pair with a minimum of 800 runs.

  • Ryder, with 46 off 57 balls, has taken his tally in the series to 162 at an average of 54.00 - the most by a New Zealander.

  • Jacob Oram's record against India is below average, scoring only 179 in 16 matches at an average of 17.90 with a highest of 40 at Colombo, RPS on July 26, 2001.

  • Oram, in eight games against India in New Zealand, has made just 49 runs at an average of 12.25 (S.Rate:58.33)

  • With his cheap dismissals at Christchurch (1) and Hamilton (25) against India, Martin Guptill's career batting average fell below 50 - 391 (ave.48.87) in ten innings, including one century and two fifties. Before the start of the New Zealand-India series, his average was 60.20.

  • McCullum's 77 off 95 balls is his highest score against India, bettering his 71 at Christchurch on March 8, 2009.

  • For the first time in his career, McCullum has registered two successive scores of 70-plus.

  • McCullum's second fifty against India is his 15th in ODIs.

  • McCullum (2985 in 152 games) needs 15 runs to complete his 3,000 runs in ODIs.

  • Yuvraj has claimed 4 wickets at an average of 38.25 in the present series - his best performance against New Zealand in a bilateral series.

  • Peter McGlashan (56 not out) registered his highest score - his maiden fifty, bettering his 7 at Christchurch.

  • McGlashan became the first wicketkeeper to post a fifty against India in New Zealand, surpassing two knocks of 47 by Adam Parore - 47 not out at Christchurch on April 2, 1994 and 47 at Wellington on March 30, 1994.

  • Parore, however, is the only New Zealand wicketkeeper to register two fifties against India - 96 at Baroda on October 28, 1994 and 51 at Delhi on November 3, 1994.

  • Peter McGlashan and Grant Elliott put on 95 (unfinished) for the sixth wicket - New Zealand's highest against India in New Zealand, bettering the 85 between Adam Parore and Shane Thomson at Wellington on March 30, 1994.

  • The aforesaid partnership is now New Zealand's second best for the sixth wicket against India, next only to the 122 between Chris Cairns and Chris Harris at Nairobi on October 15, 2000.

  • Harbhajan (8-0-50-0), for the first time, has failed to capture a wicket in New Zealand. He has bowled only four times in New Zealand, capturing six wickets at 31.50 runs apiece with a best of 3 for 27 at Napier on March 3, 2009.

  • Gautam Gambhir (63 not out) posted his highest score against New Zealand, eclipsing his 30 at Wellington on March 3, 2009

  • Gambhir's first fifty against New Zealand is his 15th in ODIs.

  • Sehwag (259 at 86.33) became the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (244 at 122.00 in three games) to amass 200 runs in the series.

  • Sehwag, with his 60-ball hundred against New Zealand at Hamilton on Wednesday, registered the fastest ever century by an Indian in ODIs, obliterating Mohammad Azharuddin's feat of reaching the hundred off 62 balls against New Zealand at Baroda on December 17, 1988.

  • Sehwag's outstanding innings is now the fastest ever by any batsman in New Zealand. New Zealand's Craig McMillan had made a 67-ball hundred against Australia at Hamilton on February 20, 2007.

  • Overall, Sehwag has recorded the seventh fastest in terms of balls faced in ODIs. His innings of 125 not out off 74 balls is embellished with six sixes and fourteen fours, thus becoming the fourth Indian to reach a career tally of 100 - 104. Only Sourav Ganguly (190), Sachin Tendulkar (173) and Yuvraj Singh (121) have registered more sixes in ODIs.

  • Sehwag has now equalled Sachin Tendulkar's Indian record of five hundreds against New Zealand in ODIs. Sanath Jayasuriya has also registered five against New Zealand but the record for making most hundreds against New Zealand is held by Australia's Ricky Ponting (6).

  • With his century knock, Sehwag has equalled West Indian, Gordon Greenidge's record of three hundreds against New Zealand in New Zealand.

  • Sehwag-Gautam Gambhir pair, with their 201-run unbroken stand, has established a partnership record for the opening wicket for India against New Zealand, obliterating the 182 between Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar at Hyderabad on November 15, 2003.

  • The aforesaid stand has equalled the previous record by any pair against New Zealand. Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya had made 201 for Sri Lanka at Napier on December 28, 2006.

  • For the third time in ODIs, an Indian opening pair has been involved in a 200-run stand.

  • Sehwag got his 18th MOM award - his fifth against New Zealand.