Virat Kohli became the first Indian to register a century in New Zealand in his first outing © Getty Images
Napier: Jan 19, 2014
Following are the statistical highlights of the first match of the One-Day International series between India and New Zealand, held in Napier on Sunday.
# With Ross Taylor‘s catch, Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper and the fourth in ODIs to complete 300 dismissals or more, joining Adam Gilchrist (472), Mark Bocher (424) and Kumar Sangakkara (424).
# Dhoni became the third wicketkeeper to achieve the double of 5,000 runs and 300 dismissals. He has joined Adam Gilchrist (9410 runs + 472 dismissals in 282) and Kumar Sangakkara (11223 runs + 424 dismissals in 318).
# Dhoni has taken 463 international catches — the joint fifth as wicketkeeper. The leading wicketkeepers with most catches are Boucher (952), Gilchrist (813), Ian Healy (560), Sangakkara (484), Rodney Marsh (463) and Dhoni (463).
# Virat Kohli‘s first century in New Zealand on his first outing is his 18th in ODIs — his second against New Zealand.
# Kohli (123 off 111 balls) has established an Indian record for registering the highest individual innings vs New Zealand at Napier in ODIs, eclipsing the 108 off 119 balls by Virender Sehwag on December 29, 2002. He has posted two centuries in a losing cause in ODIs – the first was 107 off 93 balls vs England at Cardiff on September 16, 2011.
# Kohli, for the first time, has recorded a century in a losing cause while chasing in ODIs. His outstanding tally of 18 centuries in 119 innings is a record in ODIs, eclipsing Sourav Ganguly‘s tally of reaching the feat in 174 innings.
# Dhoni and Kohli were involved in a partnership of 95 – India’s highest fifth-wicket stand vs New Zealand in New Zealand, eclipsing the 78 between Virender Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif at McLean Park, Napier on December 29, 2002.
# The above stand is the second highest for India against New Zealand for the fifth wicket, next only to the 107 between Dhoni and Sehwag at Dambulla on August 25, 2010.
# Mohammed Shami (4/55) has recorded his best bowling performance in ODIs. He became the second Indian bowler to claim four wickets in an innings at Napier. Javagal Srinath had captured four for 52 on February 16, 1995.