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Numbers Game: It's 'Mission Impossible' for the Kiwis

October 17, 2017 13:00 IST

India have won six ODI series on the trot.
New Zealand have never won an ODI series in India.
Rajneesh Gupta looks at India-New Zealand ODI encounters:

Team India

IMAGE: Captain Virat Kohli and his team make their way out to the middle. Photograph: BCCI

A confident India will look to continue their good run in limited overs cricket when they take on New Zealand in a three-match ODI and T20I series, starting in Mumbai on October 22.

 

India have been on a roll in ODIs and are yet to lose a bilateral ODI series in the last year-and-a-half, registering six series wins on the trot.

Virat Kohli's side has been unstoppable in the last couple of months. The Indians whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0 in an away series and then trounced Australia 4-1 at home recently.

They will be confident of extending that winning streak against New Zealand who have struggled in India.

Of the 32 ODIs New Zealand has played in India, the Kiwis have just seven wins with India claiming 24 victories. One game finished without a result.

India and New Zealand have played each other in 98 ODIs overall. India has a slight lead with 49 victories compared to the New Zealanders' 43 wins.

Summary of results:

 MatchesIndiaNew ZealandTiedNR
Overall 98 49 43 1 5
in India 32 24 7 0 1
in New Zealand 34 10 21 1 2
at neutral venues 32 15 15 0 2
           
in bilateral contests in India 24 18 6 0 0
in multinational tournaments in India 8 6 1 0 1

New Zealand have never won an ODI series in India in five attempts.

They came close last year, but were edged 2-3 after India claimed a crushing 190 run victory in the fifth and final ODI in Visakhapatnam.

India vs New Zealand bilateral ODI series in India:

SeasonCaptainsMatchesResult
1988-1989 Dilip Vengsarkar - John Wright 4 India 4-0
1995-1996 Mohammad Azharuddin - Lee Germon 5 India 3-2
1999-2000 Sachin Tendulkar - Stephen Fleming 5 India 3-2
2010-2011 Gautam Gambhir - Daniel Vettori 5 India 5-0
2016-2017 M S Dhoni - Kane Williamson 5 India 3-2

In 42 games, Sachin Tendulkar scored 1,750 runs with five centuries for the highest run aggregate.

Nathan Astle is the top run getter for New Zealand with 1,207 runs with five centuries and five fifties.

Another Indian who relished playing against New Zealand was Virender Sehwag. He scored 1,157 runs in 23 ODIs which included six centuries and three fifties, at an average of 52 and a stunning strike rate of 103.

Tendulkar also holds the record for the highest individual score against New Zealand -- 186 not out in Hyderabad in 1999.

Most runs in India vs New Zealand ODIs:

 MatchesRunsHighest ScoreAverageStrike Rate10050
Sachin Tendulkar 42 1,750 186* 46.05 95.36 5 8
Nathan Astle 29 1,207 120 43.10 79.40 5 5
Virender Sehwag 23 1,157 130 52.59 103.95 6 3
Mohammad Azharuddin 40 1,118 108* 36.06 75.38 1 7
Stephen Fleming 40 1,098 90 32.29 71.76 0 9
Sourav Ganguly 32 1,079 153* 35.96 74.20 3 6
Rahul Dravid 31 1,032 153 41.28 69.58 2 5
Virat Kohli 16 891 154* 68.53 97.69 3 6
Chris Cairns 32 838 115 34.91 83.63 3 1
Ajay Jadeja 28 828 95 43.57 65.61 0 7
Ross Taylor 23 785 112* 39.25 79.53 2 4
M S Dhoni 21 773 84* 51.53 81.45 0 6

Highest scores in India vs New Zealand ODIs:

 RunsBallsVenueYear
Sachin Tendulkar 186* 150 Hyderabad 1999
Sachin Tendulkar 163* 133 Christchurch 2009
Virat Kohli 154* 134 Mohali 2016
Sourav Ganguly 153* 150 Gwalior 1999
Rahul Dravid 153 153 Hyderabad 1999
Gautam Gambhir 138* 116 Jaipur 2010
Virender Sehwag 130 134 Hyderabad 2003
Gautam Gambhir 126* 117 Vadodara 2010
Virender Sehwag 125* 74 Hamilton 2009
Rahul Dravid 123* 123 Taupo 1999
Yusuf Pathan 123* 96 Bengaluru 2010
Virat Kohli 123 111 Napier 2014
Nathan Astle 120 136 Rajkot 1999

Most centuries in India vs New Zealand ODIs:

100s Innings
6 Virender Sehwag 23
5 Nathan Astle 29
5 Sachin Tendulkar 41
3 Virat Kohli 16
3 Chris Cairns 28
3 Sourav Ganguly 31
2 Gautam Gambhir 9
2 Martin Crowe 17
2 Ross Taylor 22
2 Rahul Dravid 31

Among the bowlers, Javagal Srinath holds the record for the most wickets in India-New Zealand ODIs with a rich haul of 51 wickets in 30 games.

Anil Kumble is second with 30 scalps.

Shane Bond boasts of the best bowling figures after he claimed 6/19 in Bulawayo in 2005.

Most wickets in India vs New Zealand ODIs:

 MatchesWicketsBestAverageRuns Per Over4W
Javagal Srinath 30 51 4/23 20.41 3.93 2
Anil Kumble 31 39 5/33 27.84 4.11 1
Kapil Dev 29 33 3/26 27.6 3.44 0
Kyle Mills 29 32 3/42 34.53 4.89 0
Zaheer Khan 22 30 4/42 27.73 5.07 1
Ashish Nehra 21 28 4/47 26.71 4.31 1
Richard Hadlee 20 27 5/32 23.11 3.36 1
Daniel Vettori 36 27 2/32 38.18 4.65 0
Martin Snedden 18 26 3/23 23.65 4.38 0
Chris Cairns 32 25 3/26 34.76 4.61 0

Best bowling in India vs New Zealand ODIs:

 FiguresOversVenueYear
Shane Bond 6/19 9 Bulawayo 2005
Amit Mishra 5/18 6 Visakhapatnam 2016
Andre Adams (NZ) 5/22 8.4 Queenstown 2003
Richard Collinge 5/23 7 Christchurch 1976
Jacob Oram (NZ) 5/26 10 Auckland 2002
Krishnamachari Srikkanth 5/27 7 Visakhapatnam 1988
Richard Hadlee 5/32 9 Perth 1980
Krishnamachari Srikkanth 5/32 6 Indore 1988
Anil Kumble 5/33 10 Wellington 1994
Manoj Prabhakar 5/33 10 Amritsar 1995
Corey Anderson 5/63 10 Auckland 2014

Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in India vs New Zealand ODIs:

TotalCaughtStumpedKeeperMatches
36 24 12 Nayan Mongia 22
27 20 7 M S Dhoni 21
26 25 1 Brendon McCullum 18
18 13 5 Adam Parore 27
14 14 0 Luke Ronchi 8
13 9 4 Kiran More 10
12 12 0 Ian Smith 14
10 9 1 Rahul Dravid 9

Most catches in India vs New Zealand ODIs:

Ct Matches
18 Stephen Fleming 40
15 Ross Taylor 23
15 Mohammad Azharuddin 40
14 Kapil Dev 29
13 Ken Rutherford 18
13 Dilip Vengsarkar 22
13 Chris Harris 34
12 Rahul Dravid 22

Rajneesh Gupta
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