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Stats: New Zealand v Australia, 1st ODI - New Zealand demolish Australia to hand them a record loss

Davis James
4.30K   //    03 Feb 2016, 15:58 IST
New Zealand Australia Eden Park ODI 2016
Australia collapsed to a 159-run loss in the first ODI of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

Brendon McCullum's last ever cricket series started off in fine fashion as the Kiwis demolished their trans-Tasman rivals by 159 runs in the first of the three ODIs at Eden Park, Auckland.

Steven Smith, who elected to field first after having won the toss first, might still be regretting that decision after New Zealand put on a huge score of 307/8 in 50 overs. Australia failed to reach even half of the score as they folded for just 148 runs in 24.2 overs.

Here are the major numbers from the record-breaking loss for Australia:

0 – Number of times that New Zealand have lost and ODI game after posting a score of more than 300. Out of the 18 times they posted a 300-plus score, the Kiwis have won 17 of them.

1 – This was the first occurrence since 2002 that Australia have lost six wickets in the first ten overs of an ODI innings. Australia were 47/6 after 10 overs.

5 – The number of sixes hit by Martin Guptill in his knock of 90 in the first ODI. This is the joint second-highest for New Zealand against Australia with Craig McMillan. Lance Cairns and Jacob Oram are joint highest with six sixes each in 1982-83 and 2006-07 respectively.

6.08 – Australia's run rate during their innings of 148. This is the fourth-highest in all-out totals of 150 or fewer runs in ODIs.

79 – The partnership between James Faulkner and Matthew Wade was the fourth-highest stand for the seventh wicket in ODIs after a team lost six wickets for 45 runs or less.

90 – Martin Guptill's score in this match is his highest ODI score against Australia. His previous highest was 64* in Brisbane in 2008/09. Before this match, his average against Australia was 21.78.

146 – Number of balls that New Zealand took to bowl out Australia. This is the quickest (in terms of balls) that Australia has been dismissed in ODI cricket. Their previous lowest was 152 balls, against England in 1977.

159 – The number of runs by which Australia lost the match. This is Australia's second-biggest margin of defeat against New Zealand in ODIs. In 1985/86, Australia were bowled out for 70 and lost by 206 runs.

182 – Number of runs scored by New Zealand in the first 25 overs. This is the most by any team against Australia in the first innings of an ODI, since 2002.

2013 –  The last time that Kane Williamson got out for a duck in ODIs. It was against England, at Lord's.

6000 – Brendon McCullum reached the milestone of scoring 6000 runs in ODIs. McCullum is now the third Kiwi batsman to reach the 6000-run mark. Nathan Astle and Stephen Fleming are the other two batsmen to have scored more than 6000 ODI runs for New Zealand.

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