5th Match, India v New Zealand, Coca Cola Cup, Statistical Highlights

  • It was the 1739th ODI in cricket history.

  • It was India's 472nd and New Zealand's 383rd match.

  • It was the 60th match between these two sides. The record now reads : New Zealand 27, India 30, abandoned 3.

  • Umpires Peter Manuel and Gamini Silva were officiating in their 34th and ninth match respectively.

  • Ganguly's figures (3-32) was the second best by an Indian captain against New Zealand. The best still remains with Kapil Dev who had returned the figures of 3 for 26 at Perth on January 18,1986 and at Launceston on February 2, 1986.

  • Adam Parore was getting dismissed without scoring for the 16th time in his career.The duck was Parore's 13th as wicketkeeper. He has now equalled Pakistan's Moin Khan's tally of ducks. Now only Sri Lankan Romesh Kaluwitharana has aggregated more ducks in a career than these two as a keeper- 21 in 162 matches.

  • The duck was also Parore's second against India. He has now joined five other New Zealanders - Richard Hadlee, Mat Horne,Ian Smith, Daniel Vettori and Bryan Young - to aggregate two ducks against India.

  • The eighth wicket partnership of 43 runs between Dion Nash and Daniel Vettori was New Zealand's best for this wicket position against India. This obliterated the previous highest of 39 (unbeaten) at Brisbane on December 21, 1980.

  • Dion Nash just failed to beat Scott Styris' record of playing highest innings for New Zealand against India at number eight. Styris had made 43 at Hyderabad on November 8,1999. Chris Harris had also made unbeaten 42 against India at Auckland on January 16,1999.

  • The catch of Yuvraj off Chris Harris was the 100th for Adam Parore in his 167th match. His tally includes the five catches taken in the field. Parore became first New Zealander and 20th player in the world to do so.

  • Dion Nash was winning his maiden award in his 75th match.