The hosts New Zealand have taken the 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against the visitors India after claiming a victory in the series-opener on last Wednesday (5th February) at Seddon Park (Hamilton).
The home side won the toss and sent the travellers to bat first. While the visitors scored 347/4 (50 overs) in the first innings, the hosts chased down that target in 48.1 overs after losing six wickets.
Brief Scores: India – 347/4 in 50 overs (Shreyas Iyer 103, KL Rahul 88*; Tim Southee 2/85)
New Zealand – 348/6 in 48.1 overs (Ross Taylor 109*, Henry Nicholls 78; Kuldeep Yadav 2/84)
Result – New Zealand won by four wickets
New Zealand vs India 2020: 1st ODI, Hamilton – Stats highlights of the match
i) Chasing down the 348 runs target, the hosts New Zealand scored 348/6 in 48.1 overs.
- It is the highest successful ODI chase for Blackcaps. Their previous record was successfully chasing 347 runs target against Australia at Hamilton on 20th February 2007 (350/9 in 49.3 overs).
- It was the joint second-highest ODI total for New Zealand against India. The Kiwi side also scored 348/8 (50 overs) during Nagpur ODI on 26th November 1995. However, their record in this list is 349/9 (50 overs) during Rajkot ODI on 5th November 1999.
i) The visiting side India scored 347/4 (50 overs) in the first innings.
- It was the second-highest ODI total for India in New Zealand. Their record in this list is 392/4 (50 overs) against New Zealand at Christchurch on 8th March 2009.
i) The right-arm pacer Tim Southee has taken 28 ODI wickets against India.
- It is the second-most ODI wickets for a New Zealand bowler against India. The record holder in this list is Kyle Mills with 32 ODI wickets against India.
i) The experienced Ross Taylor has scored 1,300 ODI runs against India.
- Surpassing Nathan Astle (1,207 runs), Taylor becomes the most ODI run-scorer for New Zealand against India.
ii) Ross Taylor has scored 3,986 ODI runs in New Zealand.
- Taylor is the most ODI run-scorer for New Zealand at home. The second-positioned player in this list is Martin Guptill with 3,942 ODI runs at home.
iii) By the end of this match, Ross Taylor has scored 2,015 international runs at Seddon Park (Hamilton).
- Taylor becomes the first New Zealand batsman to score 2,000 or more international runs at a particular venue.
iv) The right-handed batsman Ross Taylor hit the sixth international century against India.
- After Nathan Astle, Ross Taylor has also managed to hit six international centuries against India. No other Kiwi batsmen have ever hit these numbers of international centuries against India.
i) The captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham scored 69 runs.
- It was the second-highest individual ODI score for a Blackcaps captain against India in New Zealand. The record-holder is Brendon McCullum with 71 runs at Christchurch on 8th March 2009.
- It was the third-highest individual ODI score for a Kiwi wicketkeeper-batsman against India. The top two records in this list are 103* by Tom Latham (at Mumbai on 22nd October 2017) and 96 by Adam Parore (at Vadodara on 28th October 1994).
Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal
- Since India’s ODI debut, it was the third time when both their openers made ODI debut in the same match. The other two times happened during the Christchurch ODI against New Zealand on 21st February 1976 (Parthasarthi Sharma and Dilip Vengsarkar) and Harare ODI against Zimbabwe on 11th June 2016 (KL Rahul and Karun Nair).
i) By the end of this match, Virat Kohli has scored 5,123 runs as an ODI captain.
- Surpassing Sourav Ganguly (5,082 runs), Kohli became the third most run-scorer as an Indian ODI captain. MS Dhoni (6,641 runs) and Mohammad Azharuddin (5,239 runs) are the only two former Men in Blue captains who are now ahead of Kohli in this list.
i) Wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul scored 88 not out.
- It is the highest individual ODI score for an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman in New Zealand. The previous record-holder was MS Dhoni with 85 not out against Zimbabwe at Auckland on 14th March 2015.
- It is the highest individual ODI score for an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman against New Zealand. The previous record-holder was MS Dhoni with 84 not out at Napier on 3rd March 2009.
i) The right-handed batsman Shreyas Iyer scored 103 runs after coming to bat at the no.4 position.
- It was the second ODI century for an Indian no.4 or lower-positioned batsman in New Zealand. Coming to bat at the no.5 position, Suresh Raina scored 110 not out against Zimbabwe at Auckland on 14th March 2015.