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India Tour Of New Zealand 2018/19: Third ODI – Stats Review
By Sandy - Jan 29, 2019 2:31 am
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On Monday (28 January), India won the third ODI of the five-match ODI series against the hosts New Zealand at the Bay Oval (Mount Maunganui) by seven wickets (with 42 balls remaining). With this victory, India has secured the series as they are leading this series by 3-0 with two to go.

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Indian cricket team

After winning the toss, New Zealand decided to bat first and bundled out for 243 runs in 49 overs. In reply, the visiting side chased down the target successfully in 43 overs after losing just three wickets.

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Brief Score: New Zealand – 243 in 49 overs (Ross Taylor 93, Tom Latham 51; Mohammed Shami 3/41)

India – 245/3 in 43 overs (Rohit Sharma 62, Virat Kohli 60; Trent Boult 2/40)

Result – India won by seven wickets

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

i) New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor (1,079 runs) completed his 1,000 ODI runs against India.

  • Third New Zealand batsman to score 1,000 or more ODI runs against India. The top two in this list are Nathan Astle (1,207 runs) and Stephen Fleming (1,098 runs).
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Ross Taylor

 

ii) New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor (10,067 runs) completed his 10,000 List A runs.

  • Fifth New Zealand batsman to score 10,000 or more runs in List A career.

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iii) Playing his 260th List A innings, Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma completed his 10,000 List A runs.

  • Fourth fastest (in terms of no.of innings) Indian batsman to score 10,000 List A runs. the top three in this list are Virat Kohli (219 innings), Sourav Ganguly (252 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (257 innings).
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Rohit Sharma

 

iv) Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has hit 215 ODI sixes.

  • Joint most no.of ODI sixes by an Indian cricket team’s batsman. Sharma has equalled the record of Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni’s most no. of ODI sixes for the Indian cricket team (215 ODI sixes).

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v) Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli put 113-run partnership for the second wicket.

  • 16th-century partnerships between Sharma and Kohli in ODI history. Joint third most no. of ODI century partnerships between the particular partners (equal with former Australian partners Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden). The top two in this list are Sourav Ganguly & Sachin Tendulkar’s partnerships (India) – 26 ODI century partnerships; Tillakaratne Dilshan & Kumar Sangakkara’s partnerships (Sri Lanka) – 20 ODI century partnerships.
  • 22nd-century partnerships between Sharma and Kohli in international cricket history. Third most no. of century partnerships in international cricket between the particular Indian partners. The top two in this list are Sourav Ganguly & Sachin Tendulkar (38-century partnerships in international cricket) and Rahul Dravid & Sachin Tendulkar (31-century partnerships in international cricket).
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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

vi) With this victory, India has won the ODI series as they are leading the five-match ODI series by 3-0 with two more ODIs to go.

  • The first time, India has won three consecutive ODIs against the hosts New Zealand.
  • The second time when India has won a bilateral ODI series against the hosts New Zealand. Their first achievement was in 2009 when India had won the five-match bilateral series against the hosts New Zealand by the 3-1 margin.

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