India have won four bilateral series against New Zealand - their first in New Zealand.
India's previous bilateral series win against New Zealand were - 4-0 in 1988-89; 3-2 in 1995-96 and 3-2 in 1999-2000.
India have won five successive bilateral ODI series in - 3-2 against Pakistan in India in 2007-08; 3-2 against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in 2008; 5-0 against England in India in 2008-09; 4-1 against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in 2008-09 and 3-1 against New Zealand in New Zealand in 2008-09.
New Zealand's eight-wicket win is their biggest against India at Auckland, which is their fourth in seven matches.
Martin Guptill played an outstanding innings - 57 not out off 50 balls, which is his third ODI fifty - his second against India.
Sehwag's tally of 299 (ave.74.75) is his best ever in a bilateral series against New Zealand. He had recorded the same run-aggregate at an average of 42.71, including two hundreds in seven games in New Zealand in 2002-03.
Sehwag is the leading run-getter in the just concluded series.
Sehwag hit eleven sixes during the series - the most by an Indian against New Zealand. In fact, his tally is the best by any basman in a bilateral series against New Zealand. Four playes have recorded ten sixes each against New Zealand in a series - South Africa's Daryll Cullinan (1998-99), Australia's Matthew Hayden (2006-07), Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya (2006-07) and West Indian, Chris Gayle (2008-09)
Jesse Ryder's figures of 3/29 are his best bowling figures, outstripping his 2 for 14 against England at Napier on February 20, 2008.
Ryder became the first New Zealand all-rounder to register a fifty and bag three wickets in the same game against India in New Zealand.
Ryder has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the second time.
Ryder, with 225 at an average of 56.25, is the top run-getter for New Zealand in the just concluded series.
Harbhajan, with 5 wickets at 29.60 runs apiece, is the leading wicket-taker in the series.