# New Zealand have taken an unassailable lead in the ODI series (3-0) with a match to go.
# New Zealand's aforesaid series win is their first at home in 5 years (excluding Bangladesh and Zimbabwe).
# Since defeating India by 5-2 in New Zealand in 2002-03, New Zealand have won their first bilateral series over India.
# Kane Williamson has become the first New Zealand batsman to register four successive fifties vs India in a bilateral series - 71 at Napier; 77 at Hamilton; 65 at Auckland and 60 at Hamilton.
# Williamson is the eleventh player to post four consecutive fifties in ODIs.Â Kumar Sangakkara is the only one to accomplish the feat twice.
# Williamson's tally of four fifties in succession is his first instance in ODIs.
# Williamson, with his aforesaid feat, has equalled a New Zealand record for most fifties (four) in a bilateral series, joining Andrew Jones (vs Pakistan in 1988-89) and Nathan Astle (vs Zimbabwe in 1997-98 and vs West Indies in 1999-2000).
# Williamson's series aggregate of 273 (ave.68.25) in four innings is his best performance in a series/competition in ODIs.
# The aforesaid tally is a record for New Zealand in a bilateral series vs India in ODIs, obliterating the 234 (ave.46.80) in five matches by Nathan Astle in India in 1999-00.
# Rohit Sharma (79 off 94 balls) has posted his first fifty vs New Zealand - his 21st in ODIs.
# Rohit has registered 25 innings of fifty or more in ODIs. His tally includes four hundreds - two vs Australia and one each vs Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.
# Rohit has recorded his first fifty in eight innings in ODIs - his last fifty being 72 vs West Indies at Kochi on November 21, 2013 - his sequence of scores in his last seven innings being 12, 4, 18, 19, 3, 20 & 39.
# Rohit's previous highest vs New Zealand was 44 at Bangalore on December 7, 2010 while his previous best in New Zealand was 43 not out at Auckland on March 14, 2009.
# Rohit's nine sixes is the second highest by an Indian opener vs New Zealand in an ODI series, next only to Virender Sehwag's eleven in 2008-09 in New Zealand.
# Ambati Rayudu (37 off 58 balls) has recorded his second highest score in ODIs, next only to the 63 not out vs Zimbabwe at Harare on July 24, 2013.
# Sharma and Rayudu put on 79 - India's second highest for the third wicket vs New Zealand at Hamilton - the highest being 90 between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane on January 22, 2014.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been the only consistent Indian batsman in the series vs New Zealand in January 2014 - his sequence of scores being 40, 56, 50 and 79 not out.
# Dhoni's 79 not out off 73 balls is his third fifty in the present series. The said knock is his fifth fifty vs New Zealand - his 54th in ODIs.
# Dhoni enjoys an outstanding ODI record in New Zealand - his tally being 409 at an average of 81.80 in eight innings, including five fifties.Â His tally of fifties is a record by an Indian captain in New Zealand.
# Amongst the captains with 2,000 runs or more in ODIs, Dhoni's average of 58.74 is the highest - his tally being 5522 in 138 innings, including six centuries and 40 fifties.
# Dhoni (7999 runs at an average of 53.32 in 242 matches) is all set to complete his 8,000 runs in ODIs.
# Dhoni holds an Indian record for playing the top three innings as captain in New Zealand in ODIs - 84 not out at Napier on March 3, 2009; 79 not out at Hamilton on January 28, 2014 and 68 at Christchurch on March 8, 2009.
# Nathan McCullum could capture just a single wicket in four games in the present series.
# Ravindra Jadeja (62 not out off 54 balls) has recorded his second highest score vs New Zealand in ODIs, next only to the 66 not out at Auckland on January 25, 2014.
# Jadeja's eighth fifty in ODIs is his second vs New Zealand. He has registered six fifties away from home.
# Jadeja's series aggregate of 140 (ave.70.00) is his highest in ODIs.
# Jadeja, for the second time, has recorded two fifty-plus innings in a series/competition.
# Dhoni and Jadeja put on 127 (unbroken) - India's highest sixth-wicket partnership in ODIs in New Zealand, eclipsing the 45 between Kapil Dev and Yashpal Sharma at Auckland on February 14, 1981.
# The aforesaid partnership is India's fourth of 100 or more for the sixth wicket vs New Zealand in ODIs - the highest being 133 (unbroken) between Yusuf Pathan and Saurabh Tiwary at Bangalore on December 7, 2010.
# Mohammed Shami (10 at 25.50 runs apiece in four matches) has produced his best bowling performance in a bilateral series or any competition, eclipsing the 9 (ave.20.55) in three matches vs South Africa in 2013-14.
# Ross Taylor (112 not out off 127 balls) has posted the highest score by a New Zealand batsman against India at Hamilton.
# Taylor is the second New Zealand batsman to post a hundred at Seddon Park, Hamilton - the highest being 117 off 96 balls by Craig McMillan vs Australia on February 20, 2007.
# Taylor's first hundred vs India is his ninth in ODIs.Â He has posted a hundred each vs Sri Lanka, India, Australia and England in ODIs in New Zealand.
# Taylor has registered a hundred each vs Pakistan, Australia, India and Bangladesh in a winning cause in ODIs.Â Â He has completed his 2,000 runs in a winning cause in ODIs (2090 at an average of 50.97 in 59 matches, including four hundreds and 15 fifties.Â He is the ninth New Zealand batsman to manage 2,000 runs or more in a winning cause in ODIs.
# Taylor's eighth Man of the Match award in ODIs is his second vs India.
# Taylor and Williamson were involved in a stand of 130 - New Zealand's highest third-wicket partnership vs India in New Zealand, outstripping the 121 by the same pair at Napier on January 19, 2014.
# The aforesaid stand is the first century partnership for the third wicket by any pair at Seddon Park, Hamilton in ODIs, eclipsing the 90 between Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli for India vs New Zealand on January 22, 2013.
# Brendon McCullum (49 not out off 36 balls) has recorded his highest score in the present series - his highest in seven innings in ODIs this year.
# McCullum and Taylor were involved in an unbroken stand of 92 - New Zealand's highest for the fourth wicket at Hamilton vs India.
Stats courtesy: Rajesh Kumar