India went on to lose the opening game of the five-match ODI series by 24 runs to New Zealand but Virat Kohli, maintaining his brilliant form, scored his 18th ODI century, becoming the fastest batsman in the world to reach the milestone in 119 innings, bettering Sourav Ganguly's feat of reaching the milestone after 174 innings. (Watch: India batsmen need to learn from Virat Kohli, says Sunil Gavaskar)
Here are some of the other statistical highlights from the Napier ODI:
# India have lost three successive result-oriented games away from home in ODIs - by 141 runs at Johannesburg on December 5, 2013 and 134 runs at Durban on December 8, 2013 - both to South Africa and by 24 runs vs New Zealand at Napier on January 19, 2014. (Read: MS Dhoni rues loss of crucial wickets in Napier loss)
# India have lost four out of six ODIs played vs New Zealand at Napier (won two).
# Since beating India by 200 runs at Dambulla on August 10, 2010, New Zealand's 24-run win is their first in seven ODIs vs India.Â They had lost all their previous six games vs India by big margins.
# New Zealand (292/7) have registered their highest total vs India at Napier, eclipsing the 254 for nine on December 29, 2002.
# New Zealand's aforesaid total is their third highest vs India in New Zealand in ODIs - the highest being 334 at Christchurch on March 8, 2009.
# India's 268 is their highest losing total vs New Zealand in New Zealand in ODIs, outstripping the 257 for five at Taupo on January 9, 1999. Overall, the said total is India's third highest losing total vs New Zealand in ODIs - the highest being 306 at Rajkot on November 5, 1999.
# Ross Taylor (55 off 82 balls) has recorded his 25th fifty in ODIs - his third vs India.
# During the course of his aforesaid fifty, Taylor has completed his 4,000 runs in ODIs - his tally being 4,040 at an average of 38.47 in 121 innings.
# Taylor has become the ninth New Zealand batsman to manage 4,000 runs or more in ODIs - the two top run-getters being Stephen Fleming (8037) and Nathan Astle (7090).
# Kane Williamson registered his first fifty in seven innings vs India - his seventh in ODIs.
# Williamson's magnificent innings is his second highest score in ODIs in New Zealand, next only to the 74 off 99 balls vs England at Hamilton on February 17, 2003.
# Williamson (71 off 88 balls) posted the second highest by number three batsman for New Zealand vs India at McLean Park, Napier - the highest being 78 off 126 balls by Matthew Sinclair on December 29, 2002.
# Taylor and Williamson have shared a partnership of 121 - New Zealand's first century stand for the third wicket vs India in New Zealand in ODIs - their third century partnership overall for this wicket-position vs India - the highest being 180 between Adam Parore and Ken Rutherford at Vadodara on October 28, 1994.
# Seven century stands have been registered for New Zealand vs India in New Zealand in ODIs - two each for the first, second and fourth wickets and one for the third.
# Mohammad Shami (4/55) has produced his best bowling performance in ODIs, obliterating the 3 for 42 vs Australia at Ranchi on October 23, 2013.
# Shami is the second Indian bowler to bag four wickets in an innings at Napier - the first being Javagal Srinath (four for 52 on February 16, 1995).
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with Ross Taylor's catch, has become the first Indian wicketkeeper and the fourth overall to complete 300 dismissals or more in ODIs, joining Adam Gilchrist (472), Mark Bocher (424) and Kumar Sangakkara (424).
# Dhoni is the third wicketkeeper to accomplish the double of 5,000 runs and 300 dismissals, joining Adam Gilchrist (9410 runs, 472 dismissals in 282 ODIs) and Kumar Sangakkara (11223 runs, 424 dismissals in 318 ODIs).
# Dhoni's tally of 463 international catches is the joint fifth as wicketkeeper.
# Ravichandran Ashwin has failed to take a wicket in three out of his last four ODIs - 10-0-58-0 vs South Africa at Johannesburg on December 5, 2013; 9-0-63-0 vs South Africa at Centurion on December 11, 2013 and 10-0-52-0 vs New Zealand at Napier on January 19, 2014.
# Corey Anderson (68 not out off 40 balls) has recorded his second innings of fifty-plus in ODIs - the highest being 131 not out vs West Indies at Queenstown on January 1, 2014.
# Anderson, in his first nine innings, has registered 25 sixes apart from maintaining strike rate of 150-plus (152.45)
# Anderson has received his second Man of the Match award in ODIs - his first being for posting 131 not out off 47 balls against West Indies at Queenstown on January 1, 2014.
# Anderson has posted strike rate of 170.00 during hisÂ Â Â unbeaten innings of 68 off 40 balls - the highest by a New Zealand player vs India in ODIs (minimum qualification: 50), eclipsing the 168.75 recorded by Kyle Mills during his innings of 54 off 32 balls at Christchurch on March 8, 2009.
# Anderson and Ronchi put on 66 - New Zealand's highest partnership for the sixth wicket in ODIs at Napier, obliterating the 62 between James Franklin and Brendon McCullum vs Pakistan on February 1, 2011.Â Only Australian pair James Hopes and Michael Hussey have registered more runs for the sixth wicket at this venue - 72 vs New Zealand on March 3, 2010.
# Shikhar Dhawan (32) posted his highest score at number one position in ODIs - his tally being 50 runs in four innings at an average of 12.50.Â At number two position, he has managed 1213 runs at an average of 48.52 in 27 innings, including five hundreds and five fifties.
# Virat Kohli (123 off 111 balls) set an Indian record for posting the highest individual innings vs New Zealand at Napier in ODIs, bettering the 108 off 119 balls by Virender Sehwag on December 29, 2002. Both the ODIs have been lost by India when their batsmen recorded hundreds at this venue.
# Kohli has recorded only two hundreds in a losing cause in ODIs - the first being 107 off 93 balls vs England at Cardiff on September 16, 2011. For the first time, he has posted a hundred in a losing cause while chasing in ODIs.
# Kohli's first hundred in New Zealand on his first appearance is his 18th hundred in ODIs - his second vs New Zealand.
# Kohli's tally of 18 hundreds in 119 innings is a record in ODIs, bettering Sourav Ganguly's tally of reaching the milestone in 174 innings.
# Rahul Dravid (123 not out at Taupo on January 9, 1999) and Kohli now share an Indian record for the highest individual innings in a losing cause vs New Zealand in ODIs.Â Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag are the only two other Indian batsmen to post a hundred each and finish on the losing side vs New Zealand in ODIs.
# Dhawan and Kohli put on 58 - India's highest second-wicket partnership vs New Zealand at Napier in ODIs.
# Kohli and Dhoni put on 95 runs - India's highest fifth-wicket partnership vs New Zealand in New Zealand, obliterating the 78 between Virender Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif at Napier on December 29, 2002.
# The aforesaid partnership is the second highest for India vs New Zealand for the fifth wicket - the highest being 107 between Dhoni and Sehwag at Dambulla on August 25, 2010.
# Mitchell McClenaghan (4/68) has produced his sixth instance of four wickets or more in an innings in ODIs.
(Stats courtesy Rajesh Kumar)