• It was the 1525th ODI in cricket history.

  • It was the 424th match for India and 336th for New Zealand.

  • It was the 56th match between the two sides.The record now reads:India 29, New Zealand 23,no result 3.

  • It was the 18th match between the two sides on Indian soil.The record now reads: India 13,New Zealand 3.

  • It was the ninth match on this ground - sixth for India and second for New Zealand.

  • Umpires SK Bansal was officiating in his 24th match.With this he equalled RB Gupta's tally of 24 matches. Now only VK Ramaswamy (39) and S Venkataraghavan (28) among Indians have officiated in more matches than Bansal.For Shekhar Chouhury it was ninth match as umpire.

  • Thirunavukkarasu Kumaran was making his ODI debut.He became the 126th player to appear for India in ODIs.He got a wicket off his seventh ball in ODIs.

  • Sunil Joshi was playing in his 50th match.He became the 27th Indian and 208th player to do so.

  • The 96 run partenrship between Roger Twose and Chris Cairns was New Zealand?s best against India in India.This obliterated the previous record stand of 79 runs between Adam Parore and Stephen Fleming at Delhi on 03-11-1994.

  • Adam Parore was run out for the 15th time in his career (fifth time against India).He now holds the dubious distinction of getting out in this fashion on most occasions for New Zealand.He was previously at level with Jeremy Coney and John Wright.Chris Cairns with 13 such dismissals is just behind him.

  • Joshi made his first fifty in ODIs.His previous highest was 48 against Australia at Colombo SSC on 06-09-1996 in his second match and first innings.

  • Joshi's innings is the highest by any Indian batsman at No 8. He bettered Kapil Dev's 60 against England at Leeds on 02-06-1982.

  • This is also the highest score by any batsman in ODIs at this position against New Zealand.The previous highest was Ken MacLeay's 41 for Australia at Sydney on 17-03-1983.

  • Chris Cairns won the Man of the Match award for the sixth time in his career.