Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

275dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Guptill and Henry seal series for New Zealand

Martin Guptill's measured hundred helped drive New Zealand to 294 for 5, but it was Matt Henry, in his third outstanding turn in the series, who clinched the match and the series for New Zealand

Fourth quickest

3

No. of SL batsmen who completed 4000 ODI runs in fewer inns than Mathews (140 inns) - Tharanga (119), Atapattu (123) and Sangakkara (136).

Bat-first strength

12

No. of times NZ made 270+ in the last 13 ODIs when they batted first, including this (complete inns); 8 300+ scores. They failed only in the WC final (183 all out).

Guptill's explosive series

139.66

Guptill's strike rate in this series is the highest in a bilateral ODI series by a batsman scoring 300 or more runs.

Continuing the same in 2016

1&2

Guptill (1489 runs) and Williamson (1376) were the top-2 run-getters in ODIs in 2015. Both made 50+ in this match.

Triple ton

300

No. of innings played by Dilshan in ODIs. He played his 300th in this match, but could score only 4 runs. He is the 12th batsman to play these many innings.

Series of collapse

3

No. of times SL lost their 3rd wkt within 35 runs this series - 23/3 and 31/3 in the first 2 ODIs respectively and 33/3 in this, whereas in the 3rd ODI they were 277/2.

Elite club

3

No. of NZ batsman who have scored 10 or more ODI centuries, including Guptill who got his 10th in this match. Astle (16) and Taylor (15) top the chart.