Stats: Important numbers from the 2014 India-New Zealand ODI series
Between India's historic tour of New Zealand in 2008-09 & their visit to New Zealand again in 2013-14, these two countries played each other in 8 ODIs where India won 7 out of these 8 matches.
So, just before the 2013-14 tour of New Zealand, everyone expected the Indians to put on a great show, but that was not the case as they lost the 5-match ODI series 4-0, with one match being tied. They were even unable to repeat the success that they had in the test series in their previous tour as they lost the 2-match test series 1-0 as well.
So how did both the teams perform in the ODI series? Let us take a look.
1st ODI (Napier) - New Zealand won by 24 runs.
2nd ODI (Hamilton) - New Zealand won by 15 runs.
3rd ODI (Auckland) - Match tied.
4th ODI (Hamilton) - New Zealand won by 7 wickets.
5th ODI (Wellington) - New Zealand won by 87 runs.
314 all out by New Zealand in the 3rd ODI & 314/9 scored by India, also in the same ODI was the highest innings total in the series.
361- Runs scored by Kane Williamson were the most number of runs scored by a player in the series.
123*- Scored by Virat Kohli in the 1st ODI was the highest individual score by a player in the series.
4- Centuries were scored in the series. These were scored by Virat Kohli (123*), Ross Taylor (112* & 102) & Martin Guptill (111).
17- Half-centuries were scored in the series.
5- Half-centuries scored by Kane Williamson were the most number of half-centuries scored by a player in the series.
11- Wickets taken by Mohammed Shami were the most number of wickets taken by a player in this series.
5/63 by Corey Anderson in the third ODI was the best bowling performance by a player in the series. It was also the only five-wicket haul of the series.
10- Dismissals (ten catches) by Luke Ronchi were the most number of dismissals by a wicket-keeper in the series.
3- Dismissals by MS Dhoni in the second ODI and by Luke Ronchi in the third ODI were the most number of dismissals by a wicket-keeper in an innings in the series.
6- Catches by Tim Southee were the most number of catches taken by a player in this series.
3- Catches taken by Tim Southee in the first ODI were the most number of catches taken by a player in a match in the series.
2 Player of the Match awards won by Ross Taylor were the most by any player in this series.