Suresh Raina played one of his best innings of his career as riding on his unbeaten knock of 110, India defeated Zimbabwe by 6 wickets at Auckland. This was India’s sixth successive win in this World Cup and now they will face Bangladesh in quarter-finals at MCG on March 19th. Let us take a look at the statistical highlights of India-Zimbabwe clash: 

–> India became the 2nd team after New Zealand to stay undefeated in the Pool matches of this World Cup.

–> Suresh Raina became the 2nd Indian batsmen to score a hundred while batting at number 5 in a World Cup match.

–> 196 The unbeaten partnership between Raina and Dhoni, India’s six-best in a World Cup game, and their bet partnership in a World Cup run-chase.

–> 62.14 The average partnership between Raina and Dhoni in ODIs (they have batted together 66 times). It’s the second-best average stand for any pair which has put together at least 2000 runs in ODIs– only Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers (average 81.96 in 35 partnerships) have done better.

–> 110* Suresh Raina’s first score of more than hundred in a World Cup game.

–> 71.50 Raina’s average in World Cup matches. In 7 innings, he has scored 286 runs.

–> 40 times MS Dhoni has remained not out in run-chases out of which, 

      1. 38 in a win (World Record) 

      2. One in a tie (against Sri Lanka in 2012 at Adelaide) 

      3. One in a loss (against Pakistan in 2013 at Kolkata)

–> 433 Brendan Taylor’s aggregate in ICC World Cup 2015, first Zimbabwe batsmen to score more than 400 runs in World Cup. Previous best was 367, by Neil Johnson in 1999.

–> 14 Consecutive wins for India in ICC Tournaments (World Cup and Champions Trophy) starting from ICC World Cup 2011.

–> 288 Highest successful run-chase by India in a World Cup game.

–> 75 Runs conceded by R Ashwin in his full quota of 10 overs, the most he has ever conceded in an ODI.

 

 

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