Highlights: India vs New Zealand, Auckland ODI

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/c/cricgen3.jpg' class='caption'> Here's a look at the highlights of the 5th ODI between India and New Zealand at Auckland.

Updated: March 14, 2009 07:41 IST
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  • India have won four bilateral series against New Zealand - their first in New Zealand.

  • India's previous bilateral series win against New Zealand were - 4-0 in 1988-89; 3-2 in 1995-96 and 3-2 in 1999-2000.

  • India have won five successive bilateral ODI series in - 3-2 against Pakistan in India in 2007-08; 3-2 against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in 2008; 5-0 against England in India in 2008-09; 4-1 against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in 2008-09 and 3-1 against New Zealand in New Zealand in 2008-09.
  • New Zealand's eight-wicket win is their biggest against India at Auckland, which is their fourth in seven matches.

  • Martin Guptill played an outstanding innings - 57 not out off 50 balls, which is his third ODI fifty - his second against India.

  • Sehwag's tally of 299 (ave.74.75) is his best ever in a bilateral series against New Zealand. He had recorded the same run-aggregate at an average of 42.71, including two hundreds in seven games in New Zealand in 2002-03.

  • Sehwag is the leading run-getter in the just concluded series.

  • Sehwag hit eleven sixes during the series - the most by an Indian against New Zealand. In fact, his tally is the best by any basman in a bilateral series against New Zealand. Four playes have recorded ten sixes each against New Zealand in a series - South Africa's Daryll Cullinan (1998-99), Australia's Matthew Hayden (2006-07), Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya (2006-07) and West Indian, Chris Gayle (2008-09)

  • Jesse Ryder's figures of 3/29 are his best bowling figures, outstripping his 2 for 14 against England at Napier on February 20, 2008.

  • Ryder became the first New Zealand all-rounder to register a fifty and bag three wickets in the same game against India in New Zealand.

  • Ryder has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the second time.

  • Ryder, with 225 at an average of 56.25, is the top run-getter for New Zealand in the just concluded series.

  • Harbhajan, with 5 wickets at 29.60 runs apiece, is the leading wicket-taker in the series.

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