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Statistical highlights: India v New Zealand, 3rd ODI

March 08, 2009 21:34 IST

Statistical highlights of the third ODI between India and New Zealand in Christchurch on Sunday.

# Jesse Ryder (105 off 80 balls) registered his best ever innings in ODIs, bettering his unbeaten 79 off 62 balls against England at Hamilton on February 12, 2008.

# Ryder reached his century off 72 balls, the third fastest by a New Zealander in limited-overs internationals. The two fastest centuries by New Zealanders are: 67-ball by Craig McMillan against Australia at Hamilton on February 20, 2007 and 71-ball by Jacob Oram against Australia at Perth on January 28, 2007.

# Ryder's 72-ball hundred is the quickest by a New Zealand batsman against India in ODIs, surpassing Chris Cairns' 75-ball century at Christchurch on January 19, 1999.

# 18 sixes have been recorded in an ODI innings for the fourth time  - the first three instances were South Africa vs. Netherlands at Basseterre on 16.3.2007; India vs. Bermuda at Port of Spain on 19.3.2007 and New Zealand vs. Ireland at Aberdeen on 1.7.2008.

# New Zealanders recorded 13 sixes in their total of 334, and the match tally of 31 sixes in a Limited-Overs International record, surpassing the 26 between Australia and S Africa at Johannesburg on March 12, and 26 between Australia and New Zealand at Hamilton on 20.2.2007.

# Brendon McCullum (71 off 68 balls) registered his first fifty against India - his 14th fifty in ODIs.

# Brendon McCullum and Ryder were involved in a 166-run stand, which is New Zealand's highest by an opening pair against India, eclipsing the 140 between John Wright and Andrew Jones at Baroda on December 17, 1988.

# The aforesaid partnership is New Zealand's highest for the first wicket at Christchurch. Ken Rutherford and Bruce Edgar had registered 125 against Australia on March 22,1986.

# Tim Southee is now the second New Zealander and the third overall to concede 100 runs or more in an innings against India. Mick Lewis (Australia) and Martin Snedden (New Zealand) were the first two bowlers to concede over 100 runs in an innings.

# Ian Butler (24 off 19 balls) recorded his best ever score in ODIs, eclipsing his 3 against England at Napier on February 20, 2002.

# Kyle Mills (54 off 32 balls) recorded his career-best score in ODIs, surpassing his 47 off 40 balls against England at Bristol on June 21, 2008.

# Southee (32) made his career-best score in ODIs, bettering his 19 not out against Bangladesh at Dhaka on October 9, 2008.

# Mills and Southee were associated in a 83-run stand for the ninth wicket - a partnership record for New Zealand in ODIs, bettering the 74 (unfinished) between Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori against Australia at Christchurch on December 10, 2005.

# Sachin Tendulkar has been adjudged the MOM for the 58th time, extending his record for most MOM awards in ODIs.

# India (392 for four) posted the highest ever total in New Zealand, outstripping New Zealand's 350 for nine against Australia at Hamilton on Feb.20, 2007.

# India (392-4) posted their first ever total of 300-plus in New Zealand, beating their 273 for four against New Zealand at Napier on March 3, 2009.

# India's aforesaid total is the best ever at Christchurch, beating the 349 for six by Australia against New Zealand on February 26, 2000.

# India's 392 for four is their best total against a Test-playing country and their second highest ever, next only to their 413 for five against Bermuda at Port of Spain on March 19, 2007.

# The aforesaid total is now the best ever against New Zealand in ODIs - the previous highest against New Zealand was 376 for two by India at Hyderabad on November 8, 1999.

# The match produced 726 runs for the loss of 14 wickets - a record in New Zealand-India ODIs and the second best overall, next only to 872 for 13 wickets between South Africa and Australia at Johannesburg on March 12, 2006.

# Overall, New Zealand's total of 334 is their third highest against India in ODIs - their highest being 349 for nine at Rajkot on November 5,1999.

# Sachin Tendulkar recorded his highest score in New Zealand, surpassing his 84 at Dunedin on March 12, 1992.

# Tendulkar's innings is now the second best in New Zealand - the highest being Matthew Hayden's 181 not out for Australia against New Zealand at Hamilton on February 20, 2007.

# Tendulkar's innings is also the highest by an Indian player in New Zealand, surpassing Rahul Dravid's 123 not out against New Zealand at Taupo on January 9, 1999.

# Tendulkar's century knock is now the best by any batsman at Christchurch, surpassing West Indian, Gordon Greenidge's 133 not out against New Zealand on March 29, 1987.

# Tendulkar, with his 163 (retired hurt) off 133 balls, has registered an Indian record for most innings (three) of 150-plus, bettering Sourav Ganguly's feat of making 150 or more in an innings twice.

# Tendulkar's aforesaid innings is his second highest - his highest is 186 not out against NZ at Hyderabad (LB) on 8.11.1999.

# Besides his unbeaten knocks of 186 (career-best against New Zeland at Hyderabad on 8.11.1999) and 163, Tendulkar had made 152 against Namibia at Pietermaritzburg on February 23, 2003.

# Tendulkar is the third Indian player to record a century in New Zealand.  Virender Sehwag (two) and Rahul Dravid were the first two.

# Tendulkar posted his fifth century against New Zealand - (his 43rd in Limited-Overs Internationals) - an Indian record against New Zealand, bettering Virender Sehwag's tally of four hundreds.  His tally of five centuries against New Zealand has been bettered only by Australia's Ricky Pontin g, who has made six against NZ.

# Yuvraj (87 off 60 balls) posted his best innings against New Zealand, surpassing his 54 at Wellington on January 8, 2003.

# Yuvraj Singh and Tendulkar were associated in a stand of 138 - India's best for the third wicket in New Zealand, surpassing the 57 between Navjot Singh Sidhu and Mohammad Azharuddin against New Zealand at Napier on February 16, 1995.

# Yuvraj is now the first and only Indian player to hit six sixes in an innings against New Zealand.

# Tendulkar and Dhoni recorded 135 runs - India's best for the fourth wicket against New Zealand in New Zealand, beating the 110 between Suresh Raina and Dhoni at Napier on March 3, 2009.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni (68 off 58 balls) posted his second fifty against New Zealand - his 30th in ODIs.

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