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5 approaching milestones that could take place in India-New Zealand ODI series

Pulkit
ANALYST
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2.10K   //    21 Jan 2019, 11:46 IST

Cricket is a game of numbers. Most of the records are made to be broken at some point in time in the future. Record-books of cricket keeps fluctuating with every match and series.

Nowadays, a lot of cricket is played all the time. Currently, Pakistan is playing an ODI series in South Africa; England's tour of the West Indies is about to commence; Sri Lanka will play two-match Test series in Australia; India will take on New Zealand for five-match ODI series followed by three T-20 internationals.

It is sure that, in the upcoming days, many records will be set and many will be broken. In this article, we talk about 5 approaching milestones that could take place in ODI series between India and New Zealand.


#1 Most ODI runs for New Zealand against India

At home, Ross Taylor averages 59.14 against India with two centuries and two half-centuries
At home, Ross Taylor averages 59.14 against India with two centuries and two half-centuries

The record of most ODI runs for New Zealand against India is held by Nathan Astle, the former opener, who scored 1207 runs at 43.10 after playing 29 innings. He has scored these runs with the help of five centuries and as many half-centuries. Stephen Fleming, the former Blackcaps captain, is placed at number 2 with 1098 runs at 32.29 in 38 innings.

Ross Taylor stands at number 3 in this list with 940 runs at 40.86 in 25 innings he played so far. He needs 268 runs in the five-match series to own this record and looking at his recent form, this looks a walkover for Taylor.

In last 10 matches, he has got to bat 9 times and ended up scoring fifty-plus score 8 times with 3 centuries and 5 half-centuries. In the last 5 years, at home, he boasts of an average of 64.03 in 45 innings with 8 centuries and 11 half-centuries. Given his current form, it would be an uphill task for Indians to stop him from claiming the record.

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