New Zealand vs India, 2nd ODI stats: MS Dhoni's team suffers fourth overseas loss on-the-trot
The Indian team has been unable to make an impact in ODIs since the tour to South Africa last month and their twin defeats against New Zealand has cost the side the No. 1 spot in rankings.
# India have lost four result-oriented games in succession 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 at Napier on January 19, 2014 and by 15 runs at Hamilton on January 22 - both to New Zealand.
# India have lost five out of seven ODIs played at Seddon Park, Hamilton (won two). (Match Pics)
# New Zealand's 271 for seven is their highest total vs India at Hamilton, outstripping the 270 for five on March 11, 2009. (Read: MS Dhoni must be flexible in selection matters, says Sunil Gavaskar)
# New Zealand's aforesaid total is their third highest in ODIs at Hamilton - the highest being 350 for nine vs Australia on February 20, 2007. (Read: Virat Kohli's credentials as an run-chase specialist on the rise)
# India's total of 277 for nine is their highest losing score in an ODI in New Zealand, bettering the 273 for four at NapierÂ on January 19, 2014. (Read: MS Dhoni rues lack of partnerships in Hamilton loss)
# The aforesaid total is their second highest in New Zealand in ODIs, next only to the 392 for four at Christchurch on March 8, 2009.
# Kane Williamson's second fifty vs India is his eighth in ODIs.
# For the first time, Williamson has registered successive innings of fifty-plus in ODIs - 71 off 88 balls at Napier on January 19, 2014 and 77 off 87 balls at Hamilton on January 22, 2014.
# Williamson's 77 is his highest score in ODIs in New Zealand, eclipsing the 74 vs England at Hamilton on February 17, 2013.
# Williamson has received his second Man of the Match award in ODIs.Â Exactly a year ago, he had got his first MOM award for posting a career-best - 145 not out vs South Africa at Kimberley on January 22, 2013.
# Martin Guptill (44 off 65 balls) has posted his second highest score at Seddon Park, Hamilton, next only to the 65 off 70 balls vs Pakistan on February 3, 2011.
# Guptill and Williamson were involved in a stand of 89 - New Zealand's highest partnership for the second wicket vs India in ODIs at Hamilton.
# Suresh Raina's 25th wicket in ODIs is his first vs New Zealand.
# Ravichandran Ashwin has taken just a single wicket in his last five ODIs - his bowling average being 271.00.
# Ross Taylor has registered successive fifties for the first time vs India in ODIs - 55 at Napier and 57 at Hamilton.
# Taylor's fourth fifty vs India is his 26th in ODIs.
# Mohammad Shami's bowling figures of three for 55 are the best by an Indian bowler vs New Zealand at Hamilton - the second best overall by an Indian bowler at this venue, next only to Anil Kumble's 4 for 40 vs South Africa on February 18, 1995.
# Brendon McCullum's 16th duck in ODIs is his fourth vs India. His second golden duck vs India is his fourth in ODIs.
# As captain, McCullum has registered his third duck in ODIs - one each vs India, Bangladesh and Australia.Â He is the first New Zealand captain to register two golden ducks in ODIs.
# Tim Southee is the 15th New Zealand bowler to complete 100 wickets or more in ODIs - 102 at an average of 31.37 in 76 matches.
# Southee (4/72) has registered his second best bowling performance vs India, next only to the 4 for 49 at Dambulla on August 25, 2010.
# Southee's aforesaid performance is his best at Hamilton in ODIs.Â Overall, he has taken four wickets or more five times in ODIs.
# Ajinkya Rahane (36 off 42 balls) has recorded his highest score vs New Zealand in ODIs.
# Virat Kohli (78 off 65 balls) has posted his 29th fifty in ODIs - his third vs New Zealand.
# Kohli, with 201 runs at an average of 100.50 in two innings, is the top run-getter on either side in the series.
# Rahane and Kohli put on 90 runs for the third wicket - India's second highest for the third wicket vs New Zealand in New Zealand, next only to the 138 between Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh at Christchurch on March 8, 2009.
# Dhoni is the first captain-cum-wicketkeeper to complete 200 dismissals in ODIs - 142 catchesÂ 59 stumpings in 156 matches.
# Dhoni and Suresh Raina were associated in a stand of 62 - India's highest fifth-wicket partnership vs New Zealand at Hamilton in ODIs.
# Dhoni (56 off 44 balls) has registered his third fifty in New Zealand in ODIs - the first two being 84 not out off 89 balls at Napier on March 3, 2009 and 68 off 58 balls at Christchurch on March 8, 2009.
# Dhoni's 52nd fifty in ODIs is his 38th as captain.
# Dhoni is the only one to have averaged 50-plus amongst the captains with 2,000 runs or more in ODIs - his tally being 5393 at an average of 57.98 in 136 innings, including six hundreds and 38 fifties.
# Anderson has recorded his best bowling performance vs India in ODIs.
Stats courtesy: Rajesh Kumar