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India vs New Zealand, 4th ODI- Stats: Virat Kohli reaches yet another milestone

New Zealand beat India by 19 runs in the fourth ODI at Ranchi

Trent Boult in action during the fourth ODI between India and New Zealand

New Zealand beat India by 19 runs in the fourth ODI at Ranchi and levelled the series 2-2 with the final match to be played at Vizag on Saturday. After winning the toss for the first time in the tour, New Zealand were off to a great start with their openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham putting on 96 runs for the first wicket before Latham got out to Axar. Guptill carried on his good form and scored his first fifty of this series before he was dismissed for 72 runs off 84 balls. 

Just like the previous three ODIs, New Zealand lost their way in the middle overs before ending their innings with a score of 260-7 in their 50 overs. Amit Mishra was India’s best bowler as he ended up taking 2 wickets for 42 runs in his 10 overs. 

Chasing 261, India lost their opening batsman Rohit Sharma early and their hero from the last game, Virat Kohli was dismissed for 45. It was when there was a collapse in India’s batting as Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya in quick succession leaving India in trouble at 167-6 after the 36th over.

It was just a matter of time before the Kiwis cleaned up India’s tail. But, Amit Mishra and Axar Patel gave India some hope before a mix-up between them costed Mishra his wicket. A couple of balls later, Axar was castled by Boult for 36. Dhawal Kulkarni tried his best to take India home but Boult dismissed Umesh to dismiss his side a 19-run victory.

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Here are some of the interesting numbers from the match.

1- This is the first time New Zealand have won the toss in this series. 

4- Number of maidens bowled by Umesh Yadav in the last two years, the second best by any bowler after Zimbabwe's Tinashe Panyangara (7)

500- Martin Guptill has crossed the 500-run mark in 2016.

10- Number of wickets taken by Amit Mishra in this series, the most by any bowler.

3- Amit Mishra has taken 10 wickets in a bilateral series for the third time, the most by any Indian spinner.

The last time BJ Watling played for New Zealand in an ODI was way back in February 2013.

3- The difference between the economy of Indian pacers (6.82) and Indian spinners (3.82).

53- The number of runs scored by Rohit Sharma in this series.

7500- Virat Kohli went past 7500 ODI runs. He took just 169 innings to reach the milestone.

Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to reach 7500 runs in ODIs.

68.8- Virat Kohli’s batting average against New Zealand, the most by any batsman (minimum 10 innings) against the Kiwis.

261- Virat Kohli has scored 261 at this venue before getting out. Before today's 45, he scored two unbeaten knocks of 77 and 139 at Ranchi.

96- Martin Guptill and Tom Latham put on 96 runs for the first wicket, the highest opening partnership in the series.

38- This is Axar Patel’s highest score in ODIs overtaking his previous best of 17* against Sri Lanka at Ranchi.

14- This is Amit Mishra’s highest score in ODIs overtaking his previous best of 9 against Zimbabwe at Harare.

34- Dhawal Kulkarni and Umesh Yadav put on 34 runs for the tenth wicket, the most by any Indian batting pair for the tenth wicket against New Zealand.

456- Number of ODIs won by India. They need one more win to equal Pakistan’s record and go to the joint second position in the list of teams with most ODI wins.

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