India vs New Zealand Highest Individual ODI score

Last Modified Nov 21, 2022 15:54 IST

The first India vs New Zealand ODI match was played on June 14, 1975, at the Old Trafford in Manchester during the 1975 World Cup. Since then the two sides have played each other in 110 ODI matches with India having the upper hand with 55 wins, while the Blackcaps have won 49 ODI matches.

Ahead of the New Zealand-India three-match ODI series in November 2022, a total of 50 centuries have been recorded in the ODI matches played between the two countries.

Legendary India batter Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of the highest individual score in India vs New Zealand ODIs. On November 8, 1999, Tendulkar was unbeaten on 186 in the second ODI against New Zealand at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Hyderabad. The Indian batting maestro hammered 20 boundaries and three sixes in the course of his incredible knock which was the then highest individual ODI score recorded.

Tendulkar was also involved in a 331-run stand along with Rahul Dravid for the second wicket as the pair recorded the highest ODI partnership for any wicket at that point. At present, Tendulkar and Dravid hold the third highest partnership in ODI cricket after John Campbell - Shai Hope (365 vs Ireland, May 2019) and Chris Gayle - Marlon Samuels (372 vs Zimbabwe, February 2015).

Interestingly, Dravid also scored his highest individual ODI score against New Zealand in that match. Tendulkar also holds the second highest score in India-New Zealand ODIs, his 163 not out in the Christchurch ODI of India’s tour of New Zealand in 2009 is the second best to his 186*. Former India skipper Virat Kohli scored 154 not out in 134 balls to help India chase a competitive 285 in the Mohali ODI of the 2016 five-match bilateral series in India.

The amusing fact is the top 10 highest individual scores in the India vs New Zealand ODI series are from India. Former New Zealand cricketer Nathan Astle’s 120 in the Rajkot ODI of the 1999 series is the best score by a New Zealand batter followed by current skipper Kane Williamson’s 118 in the Delhi ODI in 2016.

India vs New Zealand highest individual score in ODIs

PositionPlayer NameRunsBallsStrike Rate4s6sVenueMatch Date
1Sachin Tendulkar186*150124203Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, HyderabadNovember 8, 1999
2Sachin Tendulkar163*133122.55165AMI Stadium, ChristchurchMarch 8, 2009
3Virat Kohli154*134114.92161Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, MohaliOctober 23, 2016
4Sourav Ganguly153*150102183Captain Roop Singh Stadium, GwaliorNovember 11, 1999
5Rahul Dravid153153100152Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, HyderabadNovember 8, 1999
6Rohit Sharma147138106.52182Green Park, KanpurOctober 29, 2017
7Gautam Gambhir138*116118.96180Sawai Mansingh Stadium, JaipurDecember 1, 2010
8Virender Sehwag13013497.01152Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, HyderabadNovember 15, 2003
9Gautam Gambhir126*117107.69160Reliance Stadium, VadodaraDecember 4, 2010
10Virender Sehwag125*74168.91146Seddon Park, HamiltonMarch 11, 2009