• It was the 1524th ODI in cricket history.
  • It was the 423rd match for India and 335th for New Zealand.
  • It was the 55th match between the two sides.The record now reads: India 29,New Zealand 23,no result 3.
  • It was the 17th 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-seventh for India and first for New Zealand.
  • It was India's 41st match in the year 1999.India now holds the record of playing most matches in a calendar year.The previous record was of 40 matches-set by India in 1998.
  • Umpires K Parthasarthy and SC Gupta were officiating in their ninth and second match respectively.
  • Alex Tait was making a comeback into the New Zealand side. He last played for New Zealand against SriLanka at Dhaka oon 26-10-1998 thus missing 24 matches in between.
  • Saurav Ganguly scored his ninth hundred in 124th match-his second in 14th match against New Zealand.Now only Sachin Tendulkar (24) has scored more hundreds among Indians than Ganguly.
  • Ganguly became 12th batsman to score nine or more hundreds.Among lefthanders only Saeed Anwar (17) and Brian Lara (13) have scored more hundreds than Ganguly.
  • For second time in his career,Saurav Ganguly scored 150 runs in an innings (the previous such occasion being against SriLanka at Taunton on 26-05-1999 when he scored 183).Ganguly became only third batsman in ODI history to have two scores of 150 plus in their career after two WestIndian Viv Richards and Brian Lara.
  • Ganguly's innings is the highest for India at batting position one.The previous highest was Navjot Sidhu's 134* against England at this same venue against England on 04-03-1993.
  • It was the second occasion when Ganguly batted through out a complete innings (the previous such occasion for him was against SriLanka at Nagpur on 22-03-1999.He became second Indian after Sunil Gavaskar to do so on more than one occasion.Gavaskar,incidentally,had carried his bat on three occasions.
  • Ganguly became sixth batsman to have the distinction of carrying the bat against NewZealand after WestIndian Desmond Haynes (145* at Berbice on 14-04-1985), Australian Geoff Marsh (126* at Chandigarh on 27-10-1987),Pakistan's Shoaib Mohammad (126* at Wellington on 08-03-1989),South African Dave Callaghan (169* at Centurion on 11-12-1994) and fellow Indian Sachin Tendulkar (186* at Hyderabad on 08-11-1999).
  • The unbroken partnership of 119 runs between Ganguly and Robin Singh is India's third best for sixth wicket against all countries.The best,however,still remains the 127 run-partnership between Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Sharma also versus NewZealand at Baroda on 17-12-1988.
  • A century partnership for the sixth wicket has now been achieved on two occasions against NewZealand and both times by India.
  • The first wicket partnership of 99 runs between Craig Spearman and Nathan Astle was the 21st partnership of 99 runs in ODIs.It was the second such partnership for NewZealand and fourth against India.
  • Nathan Astle became a victim of 'nervous ninety' for the fifth time in his career.Only Martin Crowe (6) has more scores in nineties for NewZealand.
  • When he reached 24,Nathan Astle completed his 3000 runs in 94th match (93rd innings).He became sixth NewZealander and 57th batsman to do so.
  • Saurav Ganguly won MoM award for 17th time in his career.This was only his second award on Indian soil.