ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Semi-Final 1): India vs New Zealand – Statistical Highlights
In the rain-interrupted first semi-final of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, New Zealand beat India by 18 runs at Old Trafford (Manchester). With this victory, New Zealand has advanced to the final of this tournament.
After winning the toss, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson decided to bat first and his team scored 239/8 (50 overs). In reply, India managed to score 221 runs before losing their all wickets (49.3 overs).
Brief Scores: New Zealand – 239/8 in 50 overs (Ross Taylor 74, Kane Williamson 67; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/43)
India – 221 in 49.3 overs (Ravindra Jadeja 77, MS Dhoni 50; Matt Henry 3/37)
Result – New Zealand won by 18 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) New Zealand won this semi-final by 18 runs and qualified for the final of the ongoing 2019 CWC.
- It will be the second final for New Zealand in Cricket World Cup history. New Zealand played their first CWC final in the previous edition (2015), and Australia beat them in the final of that tournament.
i) India lost their first three wickets when their total was just five runs.
- It is the lowest CWC total for India to lose the first three wickets. Their previous lowest record was 6/3 against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells on 18th June 1983.
- It is the joint second lowest CWC total for India to lose the first three wickets. Their lowest is 4/3, and that happened twice.
i) It was the 350th ODI match for MS Dhoni.
- MS Dhoni is the second Indian cricketer to play 350 matches in ODI career. Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian to achieve this feat as he played 463 ODI matches.
- MS Dhoni is the 10th batsman to play 350 ODI matches.
ii) At the age of 38 years and 2 days, MS Dhoni scored 50 runs.
- MS Dhoni is the oldest player to register a 50+ score in a semi-final of the CWC history. The previous record holder was Sachin Tendulkar (India) who scored 85 runs against Pakistan in the 2011 CWC semi-final at the age of 37 years and 340 days.
i) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored 67 runs.
- It is the second highest individual score by a New Zealand captain against India in CWC history. The record is 114* by Glenn Turner at Manchester on 14th June 1975.
ii) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has scored 548 runs in the ongoing 2019 Cricket World Cup.
- It is the joint most runs for a captain in a single CWC edition. In 2007 CWC, Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene created this record by scoring 548 runs.
- It is the most runs for a New Zealand batsman in a single CWC edition. The previous record was 547 runs by Martin Guptill in 2015 CWC.
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja
i) Indian batsmen MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja had a brilliant seventh-wicket partnership of 116 runs.
- It is the highest partnership for the seventh wicket in Cricket World Cup history. The previous record was 107 runs partnership which happened twice in CWC history. UAE batsmen Amjad Javed & Shaiman Anwar (against Ireland at Brisbane on 25th February 2015) and Amjad Javed & Nasir Aziz (against West Indies at Napier on 15th March 2015) achieved the previous seventh-wicket partnership record in CWC history.
- It is the third highest partnership for the seventh or lower wicket in CWC history.
i) The no.8 Indian batsman Ravindra Jadeja scored 77 runs.
- It is the highest individual score by a no.8 or lower batsman in the CWC knockout stage history. The previous record was 42 runs by Jason Holder (West Indies) against New Zealand at Wellington in the quarter-final of 2015 CWC (21st March 2015).
- It is the second highest individual score by a no.8 or lower batsman in CWC history. The record is 92 runs by Nathan Coulter-Nile (Australia) against Windies at Nottingham on 6th June 2019.
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