Team India has continued their unbeaten run in bilateral ODI series as they won their seventh consecutive series on Sunday. In a 3-match series against New Zealand, the hosts won the second and third ODI to win the series 2-1.
This is also helped their record of not losing any ODI series against New Zealand in India as it was the seventh one. However, on a personal level, Indian skipper Virat Kohli achieved a few milestones on Sunday while Indian opener Rohit Sharma also got his name in the stats book after his hundred.
Here are a few more statistics from the third ODI between India and New Zealand.
- Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to win seven successive bilateral series in ODIs – between June 2016 and October 2017.
- As a skipper, Virat has a winning percentage of 78.57 – 33 wins, nine losses, and a no-result game out of 43 ODIs. On the other hand, Kane Williamson has a winning percentage of 46.34 – 19 wins, 22 losses, and two no-result games out of 43 played in ODIs.
- New Zealand’s 331 for seven is their third highest Innings total in a losing cause while chasing in ODIs – the highest being 335/5 vs Australia at Perth on 28-1-2007 and 334 vs India at Christchurch on March 8, 2009.
- Rohit Sharma (147 off 138 balls) has posted his first century against New Zealand – his 15th in ODIs.
- In 2017, Rohis has now scored 5 centuries, most by him in a calendar year.
- Sharma also became the first batsman to record two centuries at Green Park, Kanpur -in back-to-back matches. He had registered 150 vs South Africa in a losing cause at this venue on October 11, 2015.
- Rohit has managed 1076 runs at an average of 67.25 in 18 matches in 2017 and it is the second time in a calendar year when he scored 1,000 runs or more in ODIs – the first occasion being in 2013 when he had amassed 1196 (ave.52.00) in 28 matches. He also became the second batsman after Virat Kohli to amass 1,000 runs or more this year in ODIs.
- Out of his 15 centuries, 10 of them resulted in winning cause making his tally of 3941 at an average of 52.54 in 99 matches.
- It was also Rohit’s first Man of the Match award vs New Zealand is his 11 in ODIs.
- As a captain, Virat has posted 20 centuries in International Cricket. Just two captains have more such centuries – Ricky Ponting (41) and Graeme Smith (33).
- Kohli holds another record as captain. He has amassed 1460 runs at an average of 76.84 in 26 matches this year is the highest by any captain in a calendar year in ODIs, surpassing Ricky Ponting’s tally of 1424 (ave.79.11) in 27 matches in 2007.
- It was Virat Kohli’s first man of the series award vs New Zealand is his fifth in ODIs.
- Kohli has taken just 194 innings to surpass the tally of 9000 ODI runs – the quickest in 50over format, surpassing the 205 innings taken by AB de Villiers. Kohli has taken just nine years 72 days to reach this milestone – the least time taken by a batsman to complete 9000 runs.
- Kohli has posted five centuries against New Zealand ODIs. Only Virender Sehwag has registered more centuries (6) than Kohli in ODIs against the Blackcaps.
- With his Kanpur hundred – 113 vs New Zealand, Kohli became the second Indian skipper to post 10 centuries in ODIs. Sourav Ganguly, with 11 centuries, holds an Indian record.
- Kohli also became the sixth Indian and the 19th overall to complete 9,000 runs or more in ODIs.
- Kohli’s tally of six centuries is a record by any skipper in a calendar year in ODIs. Ricky Ponting had achieved the feat twice – in 2003 & in 2007. Sourav Ganguly (in 2000), Graeme Smith (in 2005) and Abraham De Villiers (in 2015) had registered five centuries each as captain in a calendar year in ODIs.
- Rohit and Virat built a stand 230 for the second wicket – the second highest for India for any wicket vs New Zealand in ODIs next only to the 331 between Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for the second wicket at Hyderabad on November 8, 1999. The pair became the first to be associated in four double-century partnerships in OIs.
- Jasprit Bumrah figures of 3/47 are his second-best in ODIs in India next only to the 3 for 35 vs New Zealand at Delhi on October 20, 2016.
- In 28 ODIs, Bumrah reached the tally of 52 wickets at an average of 22.28 with a strike rate of 28.0. His feat of reaching 50 wickets is the second quickest by an Indian bowler next only to Ajit Agarkar’s 23.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar (10-0-92-1) has registered his second worst bowling performance in terms of runs conceeded in an ODI innings next only to the 10-0-106-1 vs South Africa at Mumbai on October 25, 2015.