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India vs New Zealand- 5th ODI, Stats: New Zealand reach an all-time low

India beat New Zealand by 190 runs in the fifth and final ODI and sealed the five-match series 3-2

Indian cricketers get ready to defend 269 in the final ODI (Photo credits: BCCI)

India beat New Zealand by 190 runs in the fifth and final ODI and sealed the five-match series 3-2. It was a complete team performance by India in the final ODI as every member of the team contributed to the success. 

It all began with Rohit Sharma’s 70 off 65 balls before Virat Kohli scored his third fifty of the series and set a platform for a big total on the board. A mini batting collapse made sure that India are out of contention to reach the 300-run mark. Axar Patel and Kedar Jadhav’s late blitz helped India reach a competitive total of 269-5 in their 50 overs.

The Indian bowlers came out all guns blazing as they struck at regular intervals. Umesh Yadav started the proceedings when he dismissed Martin Guptill in the very first over of the innings. New Zealand were 63-2 when the Indian spinners triggered a batting collapse.

In the next 51 balls, the visitors managed to score just 16 runs and lost their last 8 wickets and handed India a 190-run win. Amit Mishra was declared the Man of the Man for his figures of 5-19. He was also the Man of the Series for taking 15 wickets in the series.

Also read: Jayant Yadav’s untold story

Here are some of the interesting numbers from the match.

This is MS Dhoni’s first series win against a top ten ODI side (WI abandoning the series in 2014 not included) since beating England 3-1 in 2014.

216- Jayant Yadav became the 216th player to represent India in ODIs.

1- First fifty for Rohit Sharma in the ODI series.

10- Number of occasions in which the New Zealand pacers dismissed the Indian openers in this series. 

4- Fourth fifty plus score for Virat Kohli at Vizag in 4 innings. He has scores of 118, 117, 99, 65 at this venue.

12- It has been 12 consecutive home ODIs for India without a 50+ opening stand.

358- Virat Kohli has scored 358 runs in this series, the most by any batsman in an India-NZ bilateral series.

4- Virat Kohli has scored 300+ runs in an ODI bilateral series four times, the most by any player.

244- Tom Latham scored 244 runs in this series, the most by any NZ batsman in a series against India in India.

19- No.of sixes scored by Rohit Sharma in ODIs this year, the most by any Indian batsman in 2016.

The last ODI series/tournament played in India which didn't record even one total of 300 was India-England series in 2006.

15- Number of wickets taken by Amit Mishra in this series, second most by an Indian in a bilateral series. He also holds the record for most number of wickets (18) by an Indian bowler in a bilateral series.

79- This is New Zealand's fifth lowest total in ODIs.

5/18- 5/18 is the best figures by an Indian bowler against NZ in ODIs.

23.1- Fewest overs batted by NZ before getting dismissed in an ODI innings.

190- This is India's fourth biggest winning margin in ODIs.

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