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.
Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo.com
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