Virat Kohli scored a magnificent 154 to take India to a win in Mohali, which also gave Indian the 2-1 lead in the series. Here are some interesting facts from the match:
2 – MS Dhoni became the second player after Sourav Ganguly to reach 9000 runs with a six.
9 – This is only the second instance when New Zealand has had two 50+ stands in a series for the 9th wicket, since the 1983 World Cup.
14 – The number of hundreds by Virat Kohli in successful run-chases. With the hundred in Mohali, Kohli also equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s world record of scoring the highest number of hundreds while chasing that resulted in a victory.
16 – The number of hundreds by Virat Kohli while chasing. He’s second in the list, after Sachin Tendulkar, who has scored 17 hundreds in 232 innings. Kohli has taken just 94 innings.
19 – The number of hundreds by Virat Kohli while batting at number three. Only Ricky Ponting has more hundreds in ODIs at number 3 than Kohli, with 29 centuries.
26 – The number of centuries scored by Virat Kohli, becoming fourth overall in ODIs, overtaking Kumar Sangakkara. The top-most spot is held by Sachin Tendulkar with 49 hundreds.
62 – This is MS Dhoni’s average batting at number 4. It’s the highest for any player for India with at least 1000 runs.
84 – The number of runs put in by Jimmy Neesham and Matt Henry for the ninth wicket. This is the highest 9th wicket partnership for the Kiwis in all ODIs. Previous best was 83 by Kyle Mills & Tim Southee vs India at Christchurch in 2009.
124 – The number of sixes hit by MS Dhoni as a captain in ODIs. He now tops this list, overtaking Ricky Ponting who hit 123 sixes as a captain.
150 – The number of stumping made by MS Dhoni in ODIs. Dhoni already has the highest number of stumpings in ODI cricket, and he became the first player to reach the 150 landmark in the history of the game.
196 – The total number of sixes hit by MS Dhoni in his career. It is now the highest number of sixes hit by an Indian, overtaking Sachin Tendulkar’s 195 sixes. Dhoni is fifth overall, with the list being led by Shahid Afridi with 351 sixes.
3000 – The number of runs scored by Virat Kohli playing at home. He is the fastest player to reach this landmark, taking 63 innings. He overtook former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, who took 70 innings.
9000 – MS Dhoni became the 5th fastest cricket to cross 9000 runs in ODIs. He is the 3rd wicket-keeper, and 17th overall to reach this landmark. Dhoni is the only player to reach 9000 runs with an average of over 50.