Statistical Highlights: 3rd ODI, India vs New Zealand

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Following are the statistical highlights of the third ODI between India and New Zealand in Vadodara.

Updated: December 04, 2010 12:00 IST
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Following are the statistical highlights of the third ODI between India and New Zealand in Vadodara.
# New Zealand (224/9) have registered their lowest total at this venue - their top two totals being the 307 for eight against Netherlands on February 17, 1996 and 269 for four against India on October 28, 1994.
# James Franklin (72 not out) has registered his career-best innings - his maiden fifty in ODIs.
# Franklin's previous highest was 45 not out against Sri Lanka at Queenstown on December 31, 2006.
# Yusuf Pathan (2/27) has produced his best bowling performance in India in ODIs - his second best overall, next only to the 3 for 56 against West Indies at Kingston on June 26, 2009.
# Brendon McCullum has recorded his third duck against India - his 14th overall.
# McCullum's performance in 2010 has not been upto the mark, aggregating 268 (ave.20.61) in 13 innings, including two fifties.
# Zaheer Khan has completed his 50 wickets under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy - 51 in 40 ODIs at an average of 33.62 - his second highest tally under one captain.
# Under Sourav Ganguly's captaincy, Zaheer had bagged 130 wickets in 88 games at an average of 27.32, including six instances of four wickets in an innings.
# Yuvraj Singh has taken three catches in New Zealand's innings.
# Yuvraj's only other instance of three catches in an innings was recorded against South Africa at Colombo RPS on September 25, 2002.
# Franklin and Nathan McCullum were involved in a stand of 94 - New Zealand's highest for the eighth wicket against India, eclipsing the 43 between Daniel Vettori and Dion Nash at Colombo (RPS) on July 26, 2001.
# The above stand, in fact, is New Zealand's partnership record for the eighth wicket in ODIs, outstripping the 79 between Scott Styris and Daniel Vettori against Zimbabwe at Harare on August 31, 2005.
# Nathan McCullum (43) has posted his career-best innings in ODIs, surpassing the 36 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla on August 13, 2010.
# India have posted their fourth bilateral series win in a row over New Zealand in India, maintaining 100% record.  India's previous bilateral series victories in India were 4-0 in 1988-89, 3-2 in 1995-96, 3-2 in 1999-00. New Zealand have failed to win a bilateral series win in India.
# India, with their nine-wicket win, have equalled their biggest victory over New Zealand.   India had defeated New Zealand by 9 wickets at Nagpur on October 31, 1987.
# For the first time, New Zealand have lost eight games in a row. Excluding the no-result game against Sri Lanka at Dambulla on August 19-20, 2010, they have lost nine consecutive games.   
# Gautam Gambhir has posted back to back hundreds for the first time in ODIs - both unbeaten 138 at Jaipur and 126 not out  at Vadodara.
# Gambhir has become the second Indian captain after Sourav Ganguly to post back to back hundreds in ODIs.  Ganguly had achieved the feat ten years ago during the ICC Champions Trophy
141 not out against South Africa at Nairobi   13.10.2000
117         against New Zealand  at Nairobi   15.10.2000
# Gambhir became the eighth captain in ODIs to post back to back centuries, joining Ricky Ponting (twice), Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya, Sourav Ganguly, Chris Gayle, Graeme Smith and Allan Border.
# Gambhir's second hundred against New Zealand is his ninth in ODIs.
# Gambhir, for the first time, has aggregated 300 runs or more in a bilateral series - 302 (ave 302.00) in three innings.
# Gambhir is the third Indian to amass 300 runs or more in a bilateral series against New Zealand, joining Rahul Dravid (309 at an average of 77.25 in five games in 1998-99) and Sourav Ganguly (301 at an average of 75.25 in five games in 1999-00.
# Gambhir has received the Man of the Match for the 11th time in ODIs - his second against New Zealand.
# Virat Kohli has posted his tenth ODI fifty - his second against New Zealand.
# Kohli is the first Indian player to post two hundreds followed by two fifties in successive innings - 118 against Australia followed by 105, 64 and 63 not out against New Zealand.
# The unbroken 114-run partnership between Gambhir and Kohli is India's highest for the second wicket at Reliance Stadium.

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