• It was the 1526th ODI in cricket history.
  • It was the 425th match for India and 337th for New Zealand.
  • It was the 57th match between the two sides.The record now reads:India 30,New Zealand 24,no result 3.
  • It was the 19th match between the two sides on Indian soil.The record now reads: India 14,New Zealand 4.
  • It was the 13th match on this ground - ninth for India and second for New Zealand.New Zealand has lost both its matches on this ground.
  • Umpires VM Gupte and SK Sharma were officiating in their second and eighth match respectively.
  • India has not lost a ODI series on home soil since losing to West Indies in 1987-88.Out of the 11 series played since then,India has won 9 and drawn 2.The accompanying table has the details :
  • Season Opponents Mts Won Lost Tied NR Captain 1988-89 New Zealand 4 4 0 0 0 Vengsarkar 1990-91 Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0 0 Azharuddin 1991-92 South Africa 3 2 1 0 0 Azharuddin 1992-93 England 6 3 3 0 0 Azharuddin 1992-93 Zimbabwe 3 3 0 0 0 Azharuddin 1993-94 Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0 0 Azharuddin 1994-95 West Indies 5 4 1 0 0 Azharuddin 1995-96 New Zealand 5 3 2 0 0 Azharuddin 1996-97 South Africa 1 1 0 0 0 Tendulkar 1997-98 Sri Lanka 3 1 1 0 1 Tendulkar 1999-00 New Zealand 5 3 2 0 0 Tendulkar Total 41 28 12 0 1
    Note : This tally is limited only to India's performance in a series on Indian soil and does not include India's performance in tournaments comprising of more than two teams
  • Devang Gandhi was making his ODI debut.He became the 127th player to make an ODI appearance for India in ODIs.It took him as many as 18 balls to open his account.However adding 117 runs for the opening wicket with Saurav Ganguly,Gandhi became the third Indian to get involved in a century partnership on ODI debut.Others to do so are Raman Lamba (added 102 runs for second wicket with Krish Srikkanth against Australia at Jaipur on 07-09-1986) and Amay Khurasiya (added 125 runs for fourth wicket with Ajay Jadeja against Sri Lanka at Pune on 30-03-1999).
  • Roger Twose was playing his 50th match.He became the 29th New Zealander and 209th player to do so.
  • Sunil Joshi,when dismissed Twose,completed his 50 wickets in ODIs in his 51st match.He became the 15th Indian and the 112th bowler in ODI history to do so.
  • Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed without scoring for the 12th time in his career (his third on Indian soil).Among Indians only Kapil Dev (13) has recorded ducks on more occasions,while fellow team-mates Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble have also recorded 12 ducks each.
  • The stumping of Ganguly was Adam Parore's 85th dismissal in his 97th match as 'keeper.He has now equalled the tally of fellow countryman Ian Smith (97 matches) to become the wicketkeeper with most dismissals in a career for New Zealand.
  • Chris Cairns conceded 9 runs in his seven overs.He now shares the record of conceding least runs in a seven over spell for New Zealand with two other bowlers.Ewen Chatfield had returned the figures of 7-2-9-2 against Australia at Adelaide on 27-01-1986 and Gavin Larsen had the figures of 7-5-9-0 against Sri Lanka at Wellington on 27-03-1997.
  • Saurav Ganguly won the MoM award for the 18th time in his career.He thus equalled Mohammad Azharuddin's tally of MoM awards.Now only Sachin Tendulkar (35) has won more awards than him for India.
  • At the end of the series :
  • India's overall ODI record :played 425,won 193,lost 211,tied 3, no result 18.
    New Zealand's overall ODI record : played 337,won 137,lost 180, tied 4, no result 16.
    Sachin Tendulkar's captaincy record :played 65,won 22,lost 36,tied 1, no result 6.
    Stephen Fleming's captaincy record :played 54,won 20,lost 28,tied 1, no result 5