Zim v NZ, 1st ODI, Harare August 2, 2015

New high for Craig Ervine

Shiva Jayaraman and Bishen Jeswant
Stats highlights from the first ODI between Zimbabwe and New Zealand in Harare

Craig Ervine's average of 38.11 is the highest among Zimbabwe batsmen who've scored at least 750 ODI runs © Associated Press

1 Number of times Zimbabwe have previously scored 300-plus in a successful ODI chase - against New Zealand in Bulawayo in 2011. This is the fifth time Zimbabwe scored 300-plus in an ODI chase, the other three in losses.

130 Runs scored by Craig Ervine in this ODI, the highest score by any Zimbabwe batsman in a successful ODI chase against a Test nation. Sikandar Raza is the only Zimbabwe batsman to make a higher score in a successful ODI chase - 141 against Afghanistan in Bulawayo in 2014. It's also Ervine's maiden ODI hundred - his previous-highest in this format was 85 against Canada in the 2011 World Cup.

120.37 Ervine's strike rate, which is fifth among all centuries for Zimbabwe. The top two are both by Brendan Taylor, in the 2015 World Cup.

38.11 Ervine's ODI average, which is the highest among all Zimbabwe batsmen who have scored at least 750 runs. His strike rate of 83.13 is next only to Charles Coventry's 88.68.

12 ODI hundreds by Zimbabwe's No. 3 batsmen. The last one was nearly four years ago, by Taylor, also against New Zealand, in October 2011.

15 Centuries by Ross Taylor in ODIs - the second-highest made by a New Zealand batsman after Nathan Astle's 16 hundreds. While Astle took 217 innings for his 16 centuries, Taylor has taken just 153.

4 Centuries by Taylor in 2015 - the most by a New Zealand batsman in a calendar year. Nathan Astle and Taylor himself had made three hundreds in 2001 and 2014 respectively. Kane Williamson has also made three ODI centuries this year.

51 Number of times this year that a team has made a 300-plus score in ODIs, already the joint-most in any calendar year. There were exactly 51 such scores in 2007 as well.

1134 Runs by Williamson in 2015 - the most by a New Zealand batsman in a calendar year. The previous-highest was Roger Twose's 1067 runs in 2000. Williamson has averaged 59.68 this year and has hit three centuries and eight fifties.

4 Number of times Williamson has been dismissed in the nineties in ODIs in 2015; this is the second-highest number of nineties in a calendar year by any batsman in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar had six such scores in 2007. Williamson had made 97 in his last ODI in 2014 as well, making this his fifth score in the nineties and his third innings of exactly 97 since then.

10 Number of century stands by the pair of Williamson and Taylor (38 partnerships) in ODIs - the most by any New Zealand pair. They went past the pair of Astle and Stephen Fleming (9 century stands in 118 partnerships). The pair of Williamson and Taylor has made 2193 partnership runs at an average of 60.91. Nine of their century stands have come for the third wicket, which equals the second-highest for that wicket in ODIs. They are level with Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting, and have one century stand fewer than Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.

84 Runs conceded by Chris Mpofu in this match - the most he has conceded in an ODI. Mpofu's returns are also the most expensive for a Zimbabwe bowler at the Harare Sports Club. Overall, only Kenya's Lameck Onyango has conceded more runs than Mpofu in an ODI at this venue.

10.29 Zimbabwe's economy in the last-ten overs in ODIs in 2015 - the worst for any team. Zimbabwe have taken only 25 wickets in 13 innings in these overs at an average of 51.9 runs per wicket, which is also the worst. This match was the sixth instance of them conceding more than 100 runs in the last ten from just 11 innings when they bowled 60 balls.

4 Number of times Hamilton Masakadza has scored exactly 84 runs in an ODI, the most times he posted any single score in excess of 50. He has made exactly 66 on three occasions.

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  • Dummy4 on August 3, 2015, 7:07 GMT

    Zim lost only 3 wickets in chasing a 300-plus target. Is this a record?

  • Patrick on August 3, 2015, 4:32 GMT

    Sir'rene Williamson! Surely

  • Mohammad on August 2, 2015, 20:19 GMT

    Williamson is on his way to become a batting legend for NZ

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