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Statistical highlights, 2nd ODI

August 27, 2005 12:06 IST

Statistical highlights from the second game of the Zimbabwe tri-series between India and New Zealand at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Friday.

New Zealand beat India by 51 runs.

· JP Yadav was making a comeback into Indian side after a gap of about 33 months. He had last appeared for India against West Indies at Rajkot on November 12, 2002 missing 82 matches in between.

· New Zealand were reeling at one stage at 36-5 but recovered to make 215 as last five wickets added 179 runs to the total. This is the best recovery against India for a side five down for a total of less than 50. At Lord's on September 5, 2004 England had recovered from 48-5 to 181 all out - an addition of 133 runs to the total.

· In stark contrast to New Zealand, India were 11 for no loss at one stage, but lost 8 wickets while adding only 33 more runs to the total. This is the WORST first 8-wicket collapse for India in 590 ODIs played by them till date. Have a look:
 
Runs          Score             Vs        Venue                   Date
33        11-0 to 44-8      NZ     Bulawayo QSC     26 Aug 2005
41         8-0 to 49-8       SL      Sharjah                 29 Oct 2000
47         26-0 to 73-8     Pak    Gujranwala            18 Dec 1989
58         2-0 to 60-8       Aus    Sydney                  08 Jan 1981
59         6-0 to 65-8       SL      Kanpur                 24 Dec 1986

· JP Yadav, by scoring 69, achieved a world record on his name. His innings is now the highest ever played by a batsman at number nine. The previous record was 64 runs, jointly held by West Indian Michael Holding (vs Australia at Perth on February 5, 1984) and Australia's Andy Bichel (vs New Zealand at Port Elizabeth on March 11, 2003). The previous highest by an Indian at number nine was 53 (unbeaten) against England at The Oval on June 4, 1982.

· Irfan Pathan (50) became only the second batsman in ODIs to score a fifty at number 10 in ODIs after Zimbabwean Douglas Marillier, who made a match-winning 56 (unbeaten) against India at Faridabad on March 7, 2002. The previous highest by an Indian batsman at number 10 was 46 by Harbhajan Singh against Australia at Visakhapatnam on April 3, 2001. 

· The match provided the first instance of number 9 and 10 batsmen scoring fifties in the same innings.

· Pathan's fifty followed his three wickets to complete an all-round performance. He became only the third Indian after Krish Srikkanth (70 & 5-27 at Visakhapatnam on December 10, 1988) and Ravi Shastri (53 & 3-31 at Sydney on March 5, 1985) to score a fifty and take 3 wickets in same match for India against New Zealand.

· The ninth wicket partnership of 118 runs (off 144 balls) between Yadav and Pathan is the second best for this wicket in all ODIs. India's Kapil Dev and Syed Kirmani had added 126 runs without being separated against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells on June 18, 1983, which still remains the best. India's previous best partnership for the ninth wicket against New Zealand was of 60 runs between Abid Ali and S. Venkataraghavan at Manchester on June 14, 1975.

· The above partnership contributed  71.95 % of Indian total, which is the highest percentage for a partnership in an all-out total in ODIs. The fourth wicket-partnership for England against Pakistan at Lord's on June 12, 2001 contributed 70.83 % of innings total, which was the pervious record.

· India's total of 164 is the lowest all-out total in the history of ODIs to include a century partnership. The previous highest was 178 by Sri Lanka against Australia (including a partnership of 121 runs for the fourth wicket) at Dambulla on February 20, 2004.

· Shane Bond's figures of 6-19 are the best by a Kiwi bowler in all ODIs. Interestingly the previous record for New Zealand was also held by Bond himself with figures of 6 for 23 against Australia at Port Elizabeth on March 11,2003. The previous best for New Zealand against India was 5-22 by Andre Adams at Queenstown on January 4, 2003.

· Bond now joins Sri Lanka's Chaminda Vaas, Zimbabwean Henry Olonga and India's Ashish Nehra in taking a 6-wicket haul on TWO occasions in ODIs. The list is headed by Pakistan's Waqar Younis with no less than FIVE such instances.

· Bond's wicket-tally after this match stands at 57, which is the highest for any bowler in ODIs after 29 matches. India's Ajit Agarkar had also taken same number of wickets after 29 matches, but with higher average, strike-rate and economy rate than Bond.

· The Man of the Match award was fourth for Bond - his first against India.

Rajneesh Gupta