August 3, 2001

9th Match, India v New Zealand, Coca Cola Cup, Statistical Highlights

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  • It was the 1743rd ODI in cricket history.

  • It was India's 475th and New Zealand's 385th match and 61st between these two sides. The record now reads : India 31, New Zealand 27,abandoned 3.

  • Umpires LV Jayasundara and TH Wijewardene were officiating in their seventh and sixth match respectively.

  • The 138 run-partnership between Nathan Astle and Stephen Fleming was New Zealand's best for the second wicket against India in all matches. This obliterated the previous best of 130 between Bruce Edgar and Martin Crowe at Brisbane on January 11,1986.

  • The partnership was also New Zealand's second highest for the second wicket in all matches after the 141 run-partnership between Matthew Bell and Matthew Sinclair against Sri Lanka at Sharjah on April 17,2001.

  • This was the 20th century partnership in which Astle was featuring. His break-up of century stands : 6 for the first wicket, 7 for the second wicket, 6 for the third and one for the fourth wicket. Astle became the first New Zealander to get involved in 20 century partnerships. Incidentally, the ODI record is in the name of India's Sachin Tendulkar who has featured in 47 century partnerships.

  • Nathan Astle (101) recorded his 11th ODI hundred - his fourth against India. He has now scored maximum centuries for New Zealand against India. Astle was previously level with Chris Cairns with three centuries.

  • Adam Parore was recording his third consecutive duck. He became the fourth New Zealander to suffer this fate after Tony Blain (in 1986), Danny Morrison (in 1990) and Richard DeGroen (in 1994). Parore is now in line to equal the ODI record of four consecutive ducks, hitherto shared by West Indian Gus Logie, Sri Lankan Pramodya Wickremasinghe, Zimbabwean Henry Olonga and Englishman Craig White.

  • This was also the second time Parore aggregated three ducks in a series (or tournament). Parore had also recorded three ducks in the five match series against Pakistan in 2000-01. Parore became the third batsman to aggregate three ducks in a series on two occasions after two Sri Lankans Romesh Kaluwitharana and Arjuna Ranatunga.

  • Virender Shewag (100) reached his fifty off just 29 balls - the fastest fifty for India against New Zealand. He bettered Kapil Dev and Ajay Sharma's record by one ball. They had scored 54* at Sydney on March 5,1985 and 52* at Indore on December 15,1988 respectively.

  • Shewag needed only 69 balls to score his maiden ODI hundred. His hundred was the second fastest for India (after Mohammad Azharuddin's 62-ball hundred against New Zealand) and seventh fastest in all ODIs. The details :

Fastest hundreds in ODIs :

Balls

Batsman

Opponents

Venue

Date

37

Shahid Afridi (102)

Pak v SL

Nairobi Gym

04-10-1996

45

BC Lara (117)

WI v BD

Dhaka

09-10-1999

48

ST Jayasuriya (134)

SL v Pak

Singapore

02-04-1996

62

M Azharuddin (108*)

Ind v NZ

Baroda

17-12-1988

67

Basit Ali (127*)

Pak v WI

Sharjah

05-11-1993

68

Ijaz Ahmed (139*)

Pak v Ind

Lahore

02-10-1997

69

V Shewag (100)

v NZ

Colombo SSC

02-08-2001

71

SR Tendulkar (124*)

Ind v Zim

Sharjah

13-11-1998

72

Zaheer Abbas (118)

Pak v Ind

Multan

17-12-1982

72

IVA Richards (149)

WI v Ind

Jamshedpur

07-12-1983

72

ST Jayasuriya (108)

SL v BD

Colombo SSC

22-07-1997

72

RL Powell (124)

WI v Ind

Singapore

08-09-1999

73

Javed Miandad (119*)

Pak v Ind

Lahore

31-12-1982

75

IVA Richards (110*)

WI v Ind

Rajkot

05-01-1988

75

CL Cairns (115)

NZ v Ind

Christchurch

19-01-1999

75

CD McMillan (104*)

NZ v Pak

Christchurch

25-02-2001

  • Shewag's innings included 20 shots to the fence - 19 fours and a six, giving him a whopping boundary percentage of 82.00 .A detailed study into all 554 ODI hundreds scored till date reveals the fact that Shewag's percentage is the fourth highest in the game. This is easily the best performance by an Indian. Sachin Tendulkar had scored 67.74 runs in boundaries during his unbeaten knock of 124* against Zimbabwe at Sharjah on November 13,1998. The following table has the details :

Highest percentage of boundary shots :

(Minimum Qualification : 100 runs)

%

Runs

Batsman

Countries

Venue

Date

88.23

90/102

Shahid Afridi

Pak v SL

Nairobi Gym

04-10-1996

82.08

110/134

ST Jayasuriya

SL v Pak

Singapore

02-04-1996

82.05

96/117

BC Lara

WI v BD

Dhaka

09-10-1999

82.00

82/100

V Shewag

Ind v NZ

Colombo SSC

02-08-2001

75.43

86/114*

Ijaz Ahmed

Pak v SA

Durban

17-12-1994

74.00

74/100*

RS Kaluwitharana

SL v Ken

Nairobi Gym

28-09-1996

74.00

74/100

PA Wallace

WI v SA

Dhaka

01-11-1998

72.26

86/119*

IVA Richards

WI v Eng

Scarborough

26-08-1976

  • Saurav Ganguly (64) scored his 40th fifty (excluding 16 hundreds) in his 173rd match. He became the third Indian after Mohammad Azharuddin (58) and Sachin Tendulkar (53) and 18th batsman in the game's history to reach this milestone. Incidentally Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq,with 60 fifties, holds the ODI record.

  • Shewag was winning his second Man of the Match award.