New Zealand vs India stats: Ross Taylor second Kiwi batsman to score ten ODI centuries

Ross Taylor scored 102 in the fifth and final ODI at Wellington to help New Zealand crush India by 87 runs and also clinch the series 4-0.

Updated: January 31, 2014 20:44 IST
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# New Zealand's 87-run triumph is their second biggest in terms of runs at Westpac Stadium, Wellington - the biggest being by 155 runs against England on February 16, 2002. (Read match report)

# New Zealand have won their first game out of the two result-oriented games vs India at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. India had won by two wickets at this venue on January 8, 2003.

# New Zealand have won 13 and lost six out of 21 ODIs played at Westpac Stadium (NR 2).

# New Zealand have defeated India by 4-0 margin in a bilateral series for the first time in ODIs. (Scorecard | Highlights)

# For the third time, New Zealand have remained unbeaten in a series of five games - the first two instances being 5-0 vs West Indies in New Zealand in 1999-00 and 4-0 in the NetWest series in 2004 in England.

# India, for the fifth time, have failed to win a single game in a bilateral series of five matches or more

# India have not won a single game out of last seven result-oriented played by them away from home. Before that they won eight in succession outside India. (Also read: Dhoni joins 8000-run club)

# New Zealand (303/5) have registered their third total of 300 or more in ODIs at Westpac Stadium, Wellington - their highest being 320 vs Australia on December 7, 2005.

# India have conceded 300 or more twelve times since October 2012 - the most by any team - five times to Australia; three times to South Africa, twice to New Zealand and once each to Sri Lanka and England.

# Kane Williamson, with five consecutive fifties in the present series, has emulated Pakistan's Yasir Hameed's tally of five fifties in a bilateral series. Yasir had posted 326 runs at an average of 89.00 in five innings vs New Zealand in 2003-04 - his sequence of scores being 52 & 53 at Lahore; 63 at Faisalabad and 61 & 127 not out at Rawalpindi. Both now share a record for most fifties in a bilateral series.

# Thanks to his sequence of scores in the present series - 71 at Napier, 77 at Hamilton, 65 at Auckland, 60 at Hamilton and 88 at Wellington, Williamson has managed eleven fifties in ODIs, including five vs India.

# Williamson has become the fourth New Zealand batsman to record five fifties or more in succession in ODIs, joining Andrew Jones - six between December 17, 1988 and March 14, 1989 and Roger Twose - five between Septmber 27, 2000 and October 11, 2000 and Martin Guptill - five between October 20, 2011 and February 9, 2012 (Match in pics)

# Williamson's 88 off 91 balls is his highest score in ODIs in New Zealand. The said innings is also his highest vs India in ODIs.

# Williamson's tally of 361 (ave.72.20) is a New Zealand record in a bilateral series in ODIs, obliterating Nathan Astle's 351 (ave.87.75) in five matches vs Zimbabwe in New Zealand in 1997-98.

# Williamson's aforesaid tally is a record by any batsman in a five-match bilateral series vs India, outstripping West Indian, Gordon Greenidge's 353 (ave.88.25) in India in 1983-84 and Sri Lankan, Tillakaratne Dilshan's 353 (ave.70.60) in India in 2009-10.

# Jesse Ryder has failed to manage even 100 in the just concluded bilateral series - his tally being 94 in five innings at an average of 18.80.

# Since posting 104 off 51 balls vs West Indies at Queenstown on January 1, 2014, Ryder is without a fifty in seven innings in ODIs.

# Ross Taylor (102 off 106 balls) has recorded his second century vs India - his tenth in ODIs.

# Taylor became the second New Zealand batsman to register ten hudreds or more in ODIs, joining Nathan Astle(16).

# Taylor is the first New Zealand batsman to post a century at Westpac Stadium, Wellington in ODIs. Overall, he is the fourth batsman to post a hundred at this venue in ODIs - the first three being Andrew Symonds (Australia), Alistair Campbell (Zimbabwe) and Abraham de Villiers (South Africa).

# For the second time in ODIs, Taylor has recorded back to back hundreds - 112 not out at Hamilton and 102 at Wellington - the first instance being 119 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on October 25, 2011 and 110 vs West Indies at Basseterre on July 14, 2012.

# For the first time, two New Zealand batsmen have amassed 300 runs or more in a bilateral series.

# Taylor's aggregate of 343 at an average of 85.75 in five matches is his career-best in a bilateral series - the third highest by a New Zealander in a bilateral series, next only to Williamson's 361 as above and Nathan Astle's 351 (ave.87.75) in five matches vs Zimbabwe in 1997-98.

# Taylor is the third New Zealand batsman to register two hundreds in a bilateral series, joining Mark Greatbach (vs England in the Texaco Trophy in 1990) and Martin Guptill (vs England in the NatWest Trophy in 2013).

# For the first time, Taylor has recorded two hundreds and two fifties in a bilateral series/ODI competition. (Related: We failed to improvise and adapt, says Dhoni)

# Taylor has managed five hundreds each in a winning and losing causes in ODIs.

# Taylor has received nine Man of the Match awards in ODIs. His tally includes three vs India. For the first time, he has got two successive MOM awards in a series - Hamilton and Wellington.

# Virat Kohli (82 off 78 balls) has recorded his 30th fifty in ODIs - his fourth vs New Zealand. (Ground-breaking series win for us: McCullum)

# Kohli has aggregated 291 at an average of 58.20, including a hundred and two fifties - the most by an Indian batsman in the just concluded series.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni's aggregate of 272 (ave.68.00) in five matches is an Indian record by a captain vs New Zealand in a bilateral series in New Zealand - the second highest by an Indian captain vs New Zealand, next only to Gautam Gambhir's tally of 329 (ave.109.66) in five matches in India in 2010-11.

# Dhoni took 214 innings to reach 8,000 - the fourth quickest in the history of ODIs for this milestone - the three fastest being Sourav Ganguly (200), Sachin Tendulkar (210) and Brian Lara (211).

# Dhoni became the seventh Indian batsman to complete 8,000 runs or more in ODIs - the top run-scorers being Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Sourav Ganguly (11,363), Rahul Dravid (10,889), Mohammad Azharuddin (9,378), Yuvraj Singh (8,329), Virender Sehwag (8,273) and Dhoni (8046).

# Dhoni is now the third wicketkeeper to accomplish the double of 8,000 runs and 300 dismissals (304 - 224 catches + 80 stumpings) in ODIs - the first two being Adam Gilchrist and Kumar Sangakkara.

# Dhoni has registered 40 or more in five successive games in the just concluded series. He is the first Indian captain to accomplish the feat in ODIs.

# Matt Henry (4/38) is the third New Zealand bowler to take four wickets in an innings on debut in ODIs - the first two being 4 for 20 by Mitchell McClenaghan vs South Africa at Paarl on January 19, 2013 and 4 for 34 by Dayle Hadlee vs Pakistan at Christchurch on February 11, 1973.

# Henry is the first bowler to take four wickets vs India at Westpac Stadium, Wellington in ODIs.

# Mohammed Shami, with 11 wickets at 28.72 runs apiece in five matches, has finished as the leading wicket-taker on either side in the series.

# Williamson and Taylor put on 152 runs - New Zealand's highest for the third wicket vs India in New Zealand in ODIs. The said partnership is the third highest for the third wicket vs India in ODIs.

# Williamson and Taylor managed 463 runs at an average of 115.75 in four innings in the series, including three partnerships of hundred-plus and a fifty-plus - the most by a pair for a total of four partnerships. The pair became the first New Zealand pair to register three century partnerships in a bilateral series.

# Overall, the aforesaid aggregate is the fourth highest in a bilateral series. The record is held by Pakistan pair, Imran Farhat and Yasir Hameed vs New Zealand in 2003-04 - their aggregate being 590 in five innings at an average of 118.00, including four partnerships of 100 or more.

# The 152-run stand is a record for the third wicket at Westpac Stadium, Wellington in ODIs.

Stats courtesy: Rajesh Kumar

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