West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo led his side from the front to level the five-match One-Day International series against New Zealand with a crushing victory in the final ODI at Hamilton on Wednesday. In the process, West Indies recorded their biggest win in terms of runs against a Test-playing nation. (Scorecard | Report | Pics)
# West Indies' marvellous triumph by 203 runs is their biggest win in terms of runs against a Test-playing nation in ODIs - their third overall, next only to the 215-run win vs Netherlands at Delhi on February 28, 2011 and the 208-run victory vs Canada at Kingston on April 13, 2010.
# This was West Indies' 30th win in 60 ODIs vs New Zealand - winning % 56.60 (lost 23 and no-result seven).
# New Zealand's 203-run loss is their second biggest in terms of runs in ODIs behind the 215-run defeat to Australia at St.George's on April 20, 2007.
# West Indies (363/4) have recorded their highest ever total in ODIs, eclipsing the 360 for four vs Sri Lanka at Karachi on October 13, 1987.
# Dwayne Bravo (106 off 81 balls) has posted his second hundred in ODIs - his first being 112 not out vs England at Ahmedabad on October 28, 2006.
# Bravo's aforesaid innings is his first century as captain in ODIs, obliterating the 56 not out vs New Zealand at Queenstown on January 1, 2014.
# Bravo is the third West Indian captain to post a century vs New Zealand in New Zealand in ODIs - the first two being Chris Gayle - 135 at Napier on January 13, 2009 and Vivian Richards - 119 at Dunedin on March 19,1987.
# Bravo's strike rate of 130.86 is the highest by a West Indian batsman vs New Zealand in ODIs (minimum 100).
# Bravo's first Man of the Match award vs New Zealand is his eighth in ODIs.
# Bravo has top-scored in the series - his tally being 217 runs at an average of 108.50, including a hundred and a fifty, in four innings.
# Michell McClenaghan, with eight wickets at 19.87 runs apiece, in four games, is the top wicket-taker in the series.
# Kieran Powell (73 off 44 ball) has posted his first fifty vs New Zealand - his sixth in ODIs.
# Kieran's strike rate of 165.90 is his highest in an innings in ODIs. The said strike rate is the second highest by a West Indian batsman vs New Zealand, next only to the 171.87 (55 not out off 32 balls) by Brian Lara at Auckland on January 22, 1995. (minimum fifty-plus innings).
# Having made his ODI debut in ODIs in 2009, Kiran Powell had scored his previous five fifties only last year.
# Bravo and Edwards put on 211 for the fourth wicket - the highest partnership at Hamilton for any wicket, beating the 201 (unbroken) between Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag for the first wicket for India vs New Zealand on March 11, 2009.
# The 211-run partnership is the highest fourth-wicket stand by any pair vs New Zealand in ODIs. The said stand is also the highest partnership for any wicket for West Indies vs New Zealand in ODIs.
# The aforesaid partnership is West Indies' third highest for any wicket in ODIs - the highest being 226 for the fourth wicket between Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Carl Hooper vs South Africa at East London on January 24, 1999.
# Overall, five partnerships of 200 or more have been recorded for the West Indies in ODIs.
# Johnson Charles (31) has posted his highest score in seven innings vs New Zealand.
# Kirk Edwards (123 not out) has recorded his career-best score in ODIs - his maiden century, eclipsing the 40 not out vs Pakistan at Providence on May 5, 2011.
# Two centuries in the same innings have been recorded for the West Indies for the third time in an innings vs New Zealand - their tenth instance in ODIs.
# Nikita Miller (4/45) has produced his best bowling performance vs West Indies in ODIs - his second best overall, next only to the 4 for 43 vs Zimbabwe at Providence on March 6, 2010.
(Stats courtesy: Rajesh Kumar)