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Hamilton: Jan 28, 2014
# Brendon McCullum (49 not out off 36 balls) has posted his highest score in the current bilateral series — his highest in seven innings in ODIs this year.
# McCullum’s aforesaid innings is his second highest score by a New Zealand captain vs India at Hamilton — the highest being Stephen Fleming‘s 60 not out off 92 balls on January 14, 2003.
# Ross Taylor‘s unbeaten innings of 112 off 127 balls is the highest individual score by a New Zealand batsman against India at Seddon Park, Hamilton. His first hundred against India is his ninth in ODIs.
# Taylor has registered four hundreds in New Zealand in ODIs — one each vs England, Sri Lanka, India and Australia.
# Taylor became the second New Zealand batsman to record a century at Seddon Park. Craig McMillan had registered 117 off 96 balls vs Australia on February 20, 2007.
# Taylor’s second Man of the Match award vs India is his eighth in ODIs.
# During the course of his aforesaid innings, Taylor completed his 2,000 runs in a winning cause in ODIs — his tally being 2090 at an average of 50.97 in 59 ODIs, including four hundreds and 15 fifties.
# Taylor became the ninth New Zealand batsman to complete 2,000 runs or more in a winning cause in limited-overs internationals.
# McCullum and Taylor put on an unbroken stand of 92 — New Zealand’s highest fourth-wicket partnership vs India at Hamilton.
# Kane Williamson and Taylor were associated in a stand of 130 — New Zealand’s highest third-wicket stand against India in New Zealand, bettering the 121 by the same pair at Napier on January 19, 2014.
# The above partnership is the first century stand for the third wicket by any pair at Seddon Park in ODIs, outstripping the 90 by Indian pair, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli vs New Zealand on January 22, 2013.
# New Zealand’s series win is their first in New Zealand in 5 years (excluding Bangladesh and Zimbabwe). Since beating India by a margin of 5-2 in New Zealand in 2002-03, they have won their first bilateral series against India.
# Williamson became the first New Zealand batsman to post four consecutive fifties vs India in a bilateral series – 71 off 88 balls at Napier; 77 off 87 balls at Hamilton; 65 off 74 balls at Auckland and 60 off 82 balls at Hamilton.
# Williamson’s tally of four consecutive fifties is his first such instance in ODIs. He became the eleventh player to record four fifties in a row in ODIs.
# Williamson has emulated a New Zealand record for most half-centuries (four) in a bilateral series. He has joined Andrew Jones (against Pakistan in 1988-89) and Nathan Astle (twice — against Zimbabwe in 1997-98 and against West Indies in 1999-2000).
# Williamson’s series tally of 273 (ave.68.25) in four innings is his best performance in terms of aggregate in a series/competition in ODIs — a record for New Zealand in a bilateral series against India in ODIs.
# Rohit Sharma (79 off 94 balls) has recorded his 21st fifty in ODIs — his first vs New Zealand.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s unbeaten 79 off 73 balls is his third fifty in the current series — his fifth half-century vs New Zealand and his 54th in ODIs.
# Dhoni is the first Indian captain to post five fifties in New Zealand in ODIs.
# Dhoni is all set to complete his 8,000 runs in ODIs — his tally being 7999 runs at an average of 53.32 in 242 games.
# Ravindra Jadeja (62 not out off 54 balls) has posted his second highest score vs New Zealand in ODIs — his highest being 66 not out at Auckland on January 25, 2014.
# Jadeja’s eighth half-century in ODIs is his second vs New Zealand. He has registered six fifties away from home.
# Dhoni and Jadeja shared a stand of 127 (unbroken) — India’s highest sixth-wicket partnership in ODIs in New Zealand.
# Mohammed Shami (10 at 25.50 runs apiece in four games) has registered his best bowling performance in a bilateral series.
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