Ross Taylor bagged two consecutive Man of the match awards for the first time in his career © Getty Images
Wellington: Jan 31. 2014
Following are the statistical highlights of the fifth and final one-dayer between India and New Zealand at Westpac Stadium on Friday.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the seventh Indian player to complete 8,000 runs or more in ODIs – the leading run-getters are Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Sourav Ganguly (11,363), Rahul Dravid (10,889), Mohammad Azharuddin (9,378), Yuvraj Singh (8,329), Virender Sehwag (8,273) and Dhoni (8046).
# Dhoni has taken 214 innings to race to 8,000 – the fourth fastest in ODIs for this feat – the three quickest being Ganguly (200), Tendulkar (210) and Brian Lara (211).
# Dhoni became the third wicketkeeper after Adam Gilchrist and Kumar Sangakkara to achieve the double of 8,000 runs and 300 dismissals in ODIs.
# Virat Kohli (82 off 78 balls) has registered his fourth fifty vs New Zealand – his 30th in ODIs. In a losing cause in ODIs, he has managed 1532 runs at an average of 34.81, including two hundreds and 13 fifties, in 45 matches.
# Kohli has amassed 291 at an average of 58.20, including a hundred and two half-centuries – the highest by an Indian batsman in the series.
# Ross Taylor (102 off 106 balls) became the first New Zealand batsman to register a century at Westpac Stadium, Wellington in ODIs. He has posted his second century against India – his tenth in ODIs.
# Taylor is now the second New Zealand batsman to record ten centuries or more in ODIs, joining Nathan Astle (16). He has registered back to back centuries for the second time – 112 not out at Hamilton and 102 at Wellington. He had first achieved the feat in 2011 & 2012 – 119 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on October 25, 2011 and 110 vs West Indies at Basseterre on July 14, 2012.
# Two New Zealand players have managed 300 runs or more in a bilateral series for the first time. Taylor’s tally of 343 runs at an average of 85.75 in five games is his best ever in a bilateral series.
# Taylor became the third New Zealand batsman to post two centuries in a bilateral series. He has joined Mark Greatbach and Martin Guptill. Taylor has managed two centuries and two fifties in a series for the first time.
# Taylor has got nine Man of the Match awards in ODIs. He has received two consecutive MOM awards in a series for the first time.
# New Zealand (303/5) have posted their third total of 300 or more in ODIs at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
# New Zealand have beaten India by a 4-0 margin in a bilateral series for the first time.
# New Zealand, for the third time, have remained unbeaten in a series of five ODIs – the previous two occasions being 5-0 against West Indies in New Zealand in 1999-00 and 4-0 in the NetWest series in 2004 in England.
# India could not win a single match in a bilateral series of five matches or more for the fifth time.
# Kane Williamson and Yasir Hameed share a record for most half-centuries (five) in a bilateral series. Yasir had aggregated 326 (ave. 89.00) in five innings vs New Zealand in 2003-04.
# Williamson is the fourth New Zealand player to register five fifties or more in a row in ODIs. He has joined Andrew Jones (six), Roger Twose and Martin Guptill.
# Williamson, with his 361 runs (ave.72.20) has set a New Zealand record in a bilateral series in ODIs, eclipsing Astle’s tally of 351 (ave.87.75) in five games against Zimbabwe in New Zealand in 1997-98.
# Dhoni’s tally of 272 (ave.68.00) in five matches is a record by an Indian captain vs New Zealand in a bilateral series in New Zealand. Overall the said tally is the second highest by an Indian captain vs New Zealand behind Gautam Gambhir‘s tally of 329 (ave.109.66) in five ODIs in India in 2010-11.
# Matt Henry (4/38) became the third New Zealand bowler to bag four wickets in an innings on debut in ODIs. Mitchell McClenaghan had claimed 4 for 20 vs South Africa at Paarl on January 19, 2013 and Dayle Hadlee four for 34 vs Pakistan at Christchurch on February 11, 1973.
# Henry became the first bowler to capture four wickets vs India at Westpac Stadium, Wellington in ODIs. With 11 wickets at 28.72 runs apiece, Shami in five matches, has finished as the top wicket-taker on either side in the series.
# Williamson and Taylor have shared a stand of 152 – New Zealand’s highest for the third wicket against India in New Zealand in ODIs.