New Zealand v India, 3rd ODI, Auckland January 25, 2014

High-scoring ties, and a new high for Anderson

Stats highlights from the 3rd ODI between New Zealand and India, at the Eden Park, Auckland

  • This was the seventh time India have played out a tie in ODIs and the first against New Zealand. New Zealand have been involved in six tied games, including this one. There have been 32 ties in ODIs and this was the third tie in which the teams ended up with scores of 300-plus. India have figured in three of the four highest-scoring ties. Click here for a list of tied ODIs.

  • This was Corey Anderson's maiden five-wicket haul. Including this five-for, Anderson has taken ten wickets in this series, becoming the first New Zealand allrounder to score 100-plus runs and taken ten or more wickets in a bilateral ODI series.

  • India's chase saw a rare rearguard by their lower-middle order, with MS Dhoni, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja all scoring fifties. This was the first instance of a team's No. 6, 7 and 8, all scoring 50 or more runs in an ODI. The 181 runs scored between these three batsmen is the fourth-highest runs added by India's No. 6 to 8 in an ODI.

  • Ravindra Jadeja's unbeaten 66 is the second-highest score by an India batsman at No.8 in ODIs. He ended up just one short of Ajit Agarkar's unbeaten 67 runs against Zimbabwe at Rajkot in 2000.

  • Mohammed Shami gave away 84 runs from his ten overs in this match - the most he has conceded in 23 ODIs that he's played for India. This is also the most any bowler has conceded at this venue, beating Daryll Tuffey's 80 runs against Australia in 2007. This match also broke Shami's consecutive sequence of ODIs in which he's taken three or more wickets. He took three or more wickets in five consecutive matches before this one.

  • The 84 runs that Shami conceded in this match was the second-most by an India fast bowler in ODIs outside the subcontinent. He conceded just three runs less than the 87 runs by Javagal Srinath against Australia in the 2003 World Cup final.

  • Kane Williamson hit his third consecutive fifty of the series. He's scored 213 runs in this series at an average of 71.00 - already the second-highest by a New Zealand No. 3 batsman in a five-match ODI series. Adam Parore's 266 runs at 66.50 against South Africa in 1994 are the highest by a New Zealand No. 3 in a five-match ODI series.

  • Martin Guptill's 111 in this match was the fifth century of his ODI career and his second at this venue. Guptill has scored 391 runs at the Eden Park - his highest at any venue - at an average of 65.16, with two centuries and one fifty, from eight innings.

  • The 153-run partnership between Guptill and Williamson is the highest at this venue for the second wicket in ODIs, beating the 147-run partnership between Mark Taylor and Mark Waugh against the hosts in 1995.

  • There were 23 sixes hit in this match - the fourth-highest ever hit in an ODI in New Zealand. These teams were involved in the ODI that saw the highest number of sixes hit in New Zealand too, in Christchurch in 2008-09, when 31 sixes were hit, 18 of them by India batsmen.

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  • Dummy4 on January 26, 2014, 9:20 GMT

    Surprising that Corey Anderson is the first Black cap to get 10 wickets and 100 runs in a bilateral series. Considering how many celebrated all rounders NZ have produced, I thought it would be a lot more.

  • balaji on January 26, 2014, 7:25 GMT

    I think shami needs to be given some more opportunities and if he fails then shami needs to be dropped but shami needs to concentrate more on death overs because he bowls widish bouncers during slog overs and may be dhoni shouldn't bowl him in death overs if shami isnot upto the mark.India can try ishwar chand pandey in place of aaron to know the mystery whether he is another ishant sharma or really a classy bowler as predicted by the pundits.

  • Cricinfouser on January 26, 2014, 6:32 GMT

    As regards to what I feel is the selection was was good that ishant sharma was dropped for Aaron....Overall india played well except for kohli and rahane....but more than aaron,Shami is best bowler for India.he has to work on his economy rate....but that can be negated by his ability to take wickets....18 in the last six matches,also he was dropped...

  • Dummy4 on January 26, 2014, 5:09 GMT

    High time we drop Raina... Rayudu is there warming the bench though being a better player.

    If backing ur 'players' was the logic of Dhoni then i wonder why Yuvi was not backed for so long. ( and it can be seen that Raina's dragging rope is way longer than anyone.) Perhaps the hidden element here is backing your 'CSK' mate..

  • Balaji on January 26, 2014, 1:42 GMT

    Nz is unlucky . Some bad umpiring costing the match for kiwis.Jadeja was out the second last over and he should have walked on . These days the sports lack genuineness. But he cant win the match thats fine. Nz was lethargic after dhonis wicket, but u should be more alert till the end . hope Mccullum undestands that

  • Ashok on January 25, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    I remember the fantastic& thrilling Tied Test match between WI & OZ in 1959 where over 1200 runs were scored in total 4 innings. That was a display of brilliant batting, bowling & fielding by both the teams except that it was marred by poor Australian Umpiring. In this ODI the cricketing skills were not at its best with occasional brilliance. India missed a host of runouts + had brain cramped bowlers when they were feeding Ronchi with full tosses by the Shami resulting in 3 sixers. Had India converted their runouts & bowled using common sense, NZ would have been dismissed for <200. Similarly had NZ held on to their chances, India would also have been dismissed for <200- even on a 66 yard boundary! So this match would have been fought with scores <200 in each innings. End result: India escaped with the skin of their teeth to Tie the score & keep the series alive. Anderson was again the hero on the NZ side this time with ball. Indian batting hero Kohli failed but they played as a Team!

  • Black on January 25, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    I fear we may have over-hyped Shami. Is he really just a new Ishant Sharma? Might want to drop him. Bring Pandey in...

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