Stats Analysis

New Zealand's biggest opening stand in a chase

Stats highlights from the second ODI between Zimbabwe and New Zealand in Harare

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
Martin Guptill has his hands aloft in joy, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland, March 24, 2015

Martin Guptill now stands at No. 3 on New Zealand's ODI hundreds list  •  Associated Press

236 New Zealand's opening partnership in this game, their highest in ODI history during a chase. Overall, this is their second-highest opening stand in ODIs, and the third instance of their openers posting a 200-plus stand.
2 Number of times that both New Zealand openers have made centuries in the same ODI. Tom Latham and Guptill both made centuries for New Zealand in this ODI, with the only previous instance of their openers doing this being against Ireland in 2008.
10 Number of wickets by which New Zealand won this ODI, their seventh 10-wicket win in all ODIs. Zimbabwe are the only team against whom New Zealand have achieved two wins by a 10-wicket margin.
5 Number of times that a team has won an ODI by 10 wickets when chasing a target of 200-plus runs. Zimbabwe are the only opposition to have suffered this fate twice, and Harare is the only venue where such a loss has been suffered on two occasions. There have been a total of 2619 ODIs where the team batting first has set the opposition a target of 200 or more.
8 Number of ODI centuries for Martin Guptill, going past Kane Williamson (7) and equalling Stephen Fleming (8). The only New Zealand batsmen to score more ODI centuries than Guptill are Nathan Astle (16) and Ross Taylor (15).
14 Number of ODI hundreds scored by New Zealand batsmen in 2015, by far the most for them in a calendar year. The previous record for New Zealand was seven centuries in a year, scored in 2007, 2011 and 2014.
89 The partnership between Tinashe Panyangara and Sikandar Raza, the highest ninth-wicket stand for Zimbabwe in their ODI history, going past the 55-run stand between Kevin Curran and Peter Rawson against West Indies in 1983.
100 Runs scored by No. 7 Raza in this game - the first instance of a Zimbabwe batsman making a century when batting at No. 6 or lower in an ODI. There had been four instances of Zimbabwe batsmen making 90s from these batting positions before.
1003 ODI runs aggregated by Craig Ervine, making him the 22nd batsman from Zimbabwe to reach 1000 ODI runs. His average of 37.14 is the highest for any Zimbabwe batsman who has scored 1000 runs. Ervine needed only 31 innings to reach the 1000-run mark, which is the second-fastest for any Zimbabwe batsman after Neil Johnson (28 innings).
1007 ODI runs aggregated by Sikandar Raza, making him the 23rd batsman from Zimbabwe to reach 1000 ODI runs. His strike rate of 84.90 is the highest for any Zimbabwe batsman who has scored 1000 runs.
1 Number of times Zimbabwe have successfully defended a total of 250 or less against New Zealand - in Christchurch in 1998.
10 Number of players who have scored 4000-plus ODI runs for New Zealand. Martin Guptill became the 10th New Zealander to this mark when he was batting on 56 during in this game.
3 Number of 100-plus opening stands for New Zealand in 2015. New Zealand only had one 100-plus opening stand in the 33 months before that, going back to March 2012.
33 Runs scored by Panyangara in this ODI, more than double his previous best ODI score - 16 not out verus Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2005. Interestingly, Panyangara had scored a total of 33 runs in his previous 13 ODIs (eight innings).

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNcricinfo