New Zealand v India, 5th ODI, Wellington

NZ's best series wins, and Williamson's record

Stats highlights from the fifth ODI between New Zealand and India in Wellington

Shiva Jayaraman

January 31, 2014

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Kane Williamson hits one down the ground, New Zealand v India, 5th ODI, Wellington, January 31, 2014
Kane Williamson became only the second batsman in ODIs to hit fifty-plus scores in all matches of a five-match series. © AFP
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  • With a win in the fifth ODI, New Zealand completed what was a comprehensive series win for them. This is only the third time New Zealand have finished unbeaten in a series in which they have played five or more matches.

  • India ended the series without managing to win a single match - only the fifth time they have not won a match in a five-match (or more) bilateral series. The last time they failed to win even a single match in a bilateral series involving five or more matches, was in England in 2011, when they lost three matches, tied one and one game was abandoned.

  • Including this loss, India have now gone without a win in seven consecutive ODIs that have ended in a result. They are one loss short of their worst run of matches - they went five consecutive matches without a win in the Benson Hedges World Series Cup in 1980-81, followed by two losses in a two-match ODI series in New Zealand, and then lost the first match of the three-match home ODI series against England. Click here for a list of teams that have gone most consecutive ODIs without a win.

  • Kane Williamson became only the second batsman in ODIs to hit fifty-plus scores in all the matches of a five-match series. Yasir Hameed of Pakistan, who hit four fifties and a century in a five-match series against New Zealand in 2003-04, is the other batsman to achieve this feat.

  • Williamson also became the fourth New Zealand batsman to hit five or more consecutive fifty-plus scores in ODIs. Andrew Jones, Roger Twose and Martin Guptill are the others to do it. Click here for a list of batsmen who have hit five or more consecutive fifty-plus scores. Williamson's five fifties are also the most fifty-plus scores by a New Zealand batsman in a bilateral series.

  • Williamson's 361 runs are the highest by a New Zealand batsman in a bilateral ODI series. Nathan Astle held this record previously, with 351 runs against Zimbabwe in 1997-98. Ross Taylor's 343 runs in this series are the third-highest in this list. Taylor has been in good form in 2013-14, scoring 1275 runs at 75.00 in international cricket and his hundred in the fifth ODI the batsman's sixth for the season - the most hit by a New Zealand batsman in any season in international cricket, beating Astle's five hundreds in 1995-96.

  • The 463 runs that Taylor and Kane Williamson added from four partnerships in this series are the highest by a New Zealand pair in a bilateral series, beating the 406 runs added by Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder against England in 2007-08. Overall, this is second-highest added by a pair for New Zealand in any ODI series. Bruce Edgar and John Wright added 614 runs from 12 innings in the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup in 1980-81, which is the highest for New Zealand.

  • Taylor and Williamson also broke the record for the highest runs added by a pair from four innings in an ODI series. They went past the 428 runs added by Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar in 1997-98.

  • Matt Henry's 4 for 38 in this match are the third-best figures on debut by a New Zealand bowler in ODIs. Mitchell McClenaghan has the best figures by a New Zealand bowler on debut - 4 for 20 against South Africa at Boland Park last year.

  • MS Dhoni completed 8000 ODI runs in this match, becoming the fourth-fastest batsman to the landmark, having achieved it in 214 innings. Sourav Ganguly, who took 200 innings, is the fastest to 8000 ODI runs. Dhoni is only the fifth player in ODIs to score 8000-plus runs and effect 200-plus fielding dismissals.

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

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Posted by GrindAR on (February 3, 2014, 21:59 GMT)

one point every one missed is,

new ODI rule, made the records irrelevant. You cannot compare two consectuive matches between two teams other than just the result. This is for sure going to kill cricket. Poison pill has arrive in terms that rule... and Cricket will now RIP

Posted by donnao on (February 1, 2014, 17:29 GMT)

good to see new zealand back to winning ways,,,,another good thing is they got two genuine alrounder corey& neesham....

Posted by Sathesh_Krishnan on (February 1, 2014, 17:24 GMT)

Good consistency shown by Kane Williamson. He played more aggressively than his normal style and anchored the innings superbly in that crucial #3 slot. His and Taylor's partnership proved difference between the sides in the end. They both were the backbone of the team's success in this series. Outstanding show by NZ all over and Indians were thoroughly exposed once again in foreign conditions.

Posted by   on (February 1, 2014, 13:40 GMT)

From last 12 ODI [outside India], India won just 1, tie 1 [luckily] & lost 10 of them... So they are definitely Minnows... they should play in the 2nd tier of ODI with China, Namibia, Hongkong or Canada....

Posted by SixFourOut on (February 1, 2014, 4:36 GMT)

Well done to K.Wiliamson, but you don't average above 40 until you make hundreds e.g Ross Taylor. There will lean patches where you make low scores, and you need to have those hundreds in the bank. All I see is a guy who failed times in a row to make a real score. That being said, 5 fifties in a row is a good showing.

I really like the look of this Matt Henry, what a clean action with pace. Neesham will get better, but you'd have Anderson in ahead of him on performances.

Ryder has done a job, 150 Strike rate. Sure he only gets to twenty, back that makes up for Guptilll's sluggish starts.

I'll be honest, I think you're better off with Guptill and Ryder opening in the tests. Fulton and Rutherford are really low rent players. They are barely grade quality cricketers. The only changes I'd make for the test team would be to bring in Watling and Boult.

Posted by Chris2014 on (February 1, 2014, 4:34 GMT)

Its a age old problem where we struggle to get one particular batsman out in a series, this has happened way too many times right from Jimmy adams to Hayden to Chanderpaul to Cook to Quinton de Kock and now Williamson. We do not have good bowlers. Ashwin and Jadeja are not test bowlers abroad, they are good for limited overs but definitely are not test bowlers.

Posted by   on (January 31, 2014, 22:42 GMT)

Kane Williamson has confirmed this year that he is a Super Star to be reckoned with by the cricketing world for many years to come. Congratulations, Kane the whole cricketing world will be watching your progress and guys like me will be wishing you success all the time.

Posted by zim87 on (January 31, 2014, 16:42 GMT)

Welldone NZ keep crushing them

Posted by   on (January 31, 2014, 15:49 GMT)

How miserable are India away from home.

Most of their batsmen are overhyped beyond belief but can only play at the conforts of their flat pitches home.

Rohit was scoring for fun in India, looks clueless outside India

Posted by nainil0683 on (January 31, 2014, 15:02 GMT)

Indian bowling is indeed at it's all time low and they are in race against themselves to see how lower they can go. Having said that, both Williamson and Taylor played very sensible and excellent cricket. They played according to the flow of the game. They did not go beserk from the word go. They built up their innings and then accelerated. I think New Zealand has found an excellent player in Williamson who I think is the only player that can calmly play through the innings. Paired up with Ross Taylor who is aggressive by instincts, Williamson has the ability to hold up one end while rotating the strike. Very very pleased to see Williamson grow as a solid batsmen. Hope he becomes a pivotal icon for New Zealand batting for years to come. Excellent batting Williamson and Taylor.

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