• It was the 1522nd ODI in cricket history.
  • It was the 421st match for India and 333rd for New Zealand.
  • It was the 200th match on Indian soil. India became the second country to host 200 or more matches after Australia (354).
  • It was the 145th match in calendar year 1999.
  • It was the 53rd match between the two sides.The record now reads: India 27, New Zealand 23, No result 3.
  • It was the 15th match between the two sides on Indian soil. The record now reads: India 12, New Zealand 3.
  • It was the sixth match on this ground (the first involving New Zealand). India has now lost four matches out of the five played on this ground.
  • Umpires I Shivram and K Hariharan were officiating in their fifth and third match respectively.
  • Scot Styris was making his ODI debut. He became the 111th player to make an appearance for New Zealand in ODIs.
  • Stephen Fleming was leading New Zealand for the 50th time in ODIs. He became the second New Zealander after Geoff Howarth (60) and 20th captain in the world to do so.
  • New Zealand's total is its highest against all countries. This obliterates the 348 for 8 (in 50 overs) at Nagpur on 26-11- 1995.
  • It is also the highest against India by any side and highest on Indian soil. The previous record was achieved in the above mentioned match.
  • Nathan Astle scored his seventh hundred in his 92nd match. His 120 in this match equals his highest in ODIs which was made against Zimbabwe at Auckland on 28-01-1996
  • It was Astle's second hundred against India. He had scored 114 at Nagpur on 26-11-1995. Astle now joins Martin Crowe and Chris Cairns to have scored two hundreds for New Zealand against India.
  • Astle's innings is the highest by any New Zealander against India. He bettered Chris Cairns' 115 at Christchurch on 19-01-1999.
  • Obviously Astle's innings is the highest by any New Zealander against India on Indian soil. He bettered his own 114 at Nagpur on 26-11-1995. It is also the second highest by a New Zealander on Indian soil against all countries after Chris Harris130 against Australia at Chennai on 11-03-1996.
  • Astle's innings is the highest individual innings for New Zealand at batting position 2. Astle himself had scored 120 against Zimbabwe at Auckland on 28-01-1996. Interestingly the previous record of highest individual innings for New Zealand at batting position 2 against India was also in Astle's name. He had scored 114 at Nagpur on 26-11-1995.
  • Venkatesh Prasad's figures of 10-0-75-3 (RPO 7.5) are the second most expensive by an Indian against New Zealand after Anil Kumble's 10-0-78-1 (RPO 7.8) at Christchurch on 19-01-1999 However Prasad's figures are the most expensive by an Indian against New Zealand on Indian soil. Sanjeev Sharma had the figures of 10-0-74-0 (RPO 7.4) at Baroda on 17-12-1988.
  • India provided only the fifth instance of a team scoring 300 plus runs in the second innings of a match and yet ending on the losing side.
  • The details:
    329 (49.3) Sri Lanka v West Indies 333-7 (50)  Sharjah     16-10-1995
    315 (49.5) Pakistan v Sri Lanka 349-9 (50) Singapore 02-04-1996
    306 (47) India v New Zealand 349-9 (50) Rajkot 05-11-1999
    301 (49.3) Sri Lanka v India 307-6 (50) Colombo RP 07-07-1998
    300-8 (50) India v Sri Lanka 302-4 (50) Colombo RP 17-08-1997
  • India's total is its highest against New Zealand beating the previous highest of 289 for 3 (in 50 overs) at Delhi on 03-11-1994.
  • It is also the highest total by any side against New Zealand while batting second. The previous highest being Australia's 289 for 4 (in 47.4 overs) at Chennai on 11-03-1996.
  • The partnership of 18 runs between Kumble and Prasad is India's best for the last wicket against New Zealand. This obliterates the previous record stand of 17 between P.Krishnamurthy and B.Chandrasekhar at Auckland on 22-02-1976.
  • A total of 300 (or more) has now been recorded on 87 occasions - 7 times for New Zealand and 10 times for India.
  • Ajay Jadeja, just before getting out, completed his 5000 runs in his 182nd match (and 165th innings). He became the third Indian after Md Azharuddin (9110 runs in 323 matches) and Sachin Tendulkar (8382 runs in 225 matches) and 23rd batsman in ODIs to do so.
  • Jadeja was dismissed in the nineties for the second time in his career. Interestingly both his scores in the 90s have been made against New Zealand. The other being 90 at Delhi on 03-11-1994.
  • The match aggregate of 655 for the loss of 19 wickets is the fourth highest in ODI history. The details:
  • Runs-Wkts (Ov)
    329 (49.3)      Sri Lanka v West Indies 333-7 (50)       Sharjah   16-10-1995
    315 (49.5)      Pakistan v Sri Lanka    349-9 (50)       Singapore  02-04-1996
    306 (47)        India v New Zealand     349-9 (50)       Rajkot     05-11-1999
    301 (49.3)      Sri Lanka v India       307-6 (50)       Colombo RP 07-07-1998
    300-8 (50)      India v Sri Lanka       302-4 (50)       Colombo RP 17-08-1997
    
  • As is evident from the above table the match aggregate of 655 for the loss of 19 wickets is the highest on Indian soil. The previous best being 619 for the loss of 15 wickets between Pakistan and India at Chennai on 21-05-1997.
  • It is also the highest in India-New Zealand matches. The previous best being 597 for the loss of 18 wickets (in 89.3 overs) at Nagpur on 26-11-1995.
  • Nathan Astle presented the third instance of a New Zealander performing the allround feat of scoring a hundred and taking three wickets in same match. Astle himself had made 117 and taken 4 for 43 against Pakistan at Mohali on 09-05-1997. The Other to do so is Chris Cairns (103 and 3-37,v India, Pune,24-11-1995).
  • Shayne O'Connor by conceding 42 runs in his 3 overs achieved the dubious distinction of conceding most runs by a New Zealander in a 3 over spell. The previous record was on the name of Murphy Su'a who conceded 35 runs in his 3 overs against Sri Lanka at Christchurch on 26-03-1995.
  • The two catches by Matt Horne equals the best effort by a substitute on Indian soil. West Indies' Keith Arthurton (v England,Gwalior,27-10-1989) and Pakistan's Hasan Raza (v Sri Lanka, Calcutta,27-05-1997) are the others to take two catches in a match as substitute.
  • Nathan Astle won the Man of the Match award for the 13th time in his career.