MS Dhoni created history by becoming the first ODI captain to have participated in four tied matches. The first one was in the 2011 ICC World Cup against England in Bangalore. His second was also against England at Lord's on September 11, 2011. The third occasion was against Sri Lanka in Adelaide in February 2012. Richie Richardson (West Indies), Steve Waugh (Australia) and Shaun Pollock (South Africa) were involved in three ties each. The following are some other statistical highlights from the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand:
# The tied game is the first between India and New Zealand in ODIs. (Match report)
# India have participated in seven tied games in ODIs - two each vs Zimbabwe and England and one each vs New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka. (Highlights)
# New Zealand have participated in six tied games in ODIs. (Scorecard)
# New Zealand (314) have recorded their highest total vs India at Eden Park, Auckland - their second highest vs India in New Zealand, next only to the 334 at Christchurch on March 8, 2009. (Pics)
# Overall, the aforesaid total is New Zealand's fifth highest vs India in ODIs - the highest being 349 for nine at Rajkot on November 5, 1999.
# India (314/9) have posted their second highest total in ODIs in New Zealand, next only to the 392 for four vs New Zealand at Christchurch on March 8, 2009.
# In the history of ODIs, three tied games have produced totals of 300 or more from both the sides - England vs New Zealand at Napier on February 20, 2008; India vs England at Bangalore on February 27, 2011 and New Zealand vs India at Auckland on January 25, 2014.
# Martin Guptill (111 off 129 balls) has recorded his first century vs India - his fifth in ODIs.
# Guptill's aforesaid hundred is his second in ODIs at Eden Park, Auckland - the first being 122 not out off 135 balls vs West Indies on January 10, 2009.
# Guptill is the third New Zealand player to register two hundreds in ODIs at Auckland - the first two being Nathan Astle and Martin Crowe.
# Guptill became the first New Zealand batsman to post a hundred vs India at Eden Park, Auckland in ODIs, bettering Bruce Edgar's unbeaten 99 off 136 balls on February 14, 1981.
# Kane Williamson has recorded fifty-plus in three successive innings for the first time in ODIs - 71 at Napier, 77 at Hamilton and 65 at Auckland.
# Williamson's 65 off 74 balls is his ninth fifty in ODIs - his third vs India.
# Williamson's series aggregate of 213 at an average of 71.00 in three matches is his career-best in a series, obliterating the 163 (ave.32.60) in five matches vs West Indies in 2012.
# Williamson is the top run-getter in the present series on either side.
# For the first time in a series/competition, Williamson has registered three fifty-plus innings.
# Martin Guptill and Williamson have shared a partnership of 153 - New Zealand's highest for the second wicket vs India in ODIs, obliterating the 138 between Nathan Astle and Stephen Fleming at Colombo, SSC on August 2, 2001.
# The aforesaid partnership is the highest for the second wicket by any pair at Eden Park, Auckland in ODIs, outstripping the 147 by Australian pair, Mark Taylor and Mark Waugh vs New Zealand on February 19, 1995.
# The 153-run stand is the fourth highest for the second wicket for New Zealand in ODIs - the highest being 157 between Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum vs Zimbabwe at Harare on October 22, 2011.
# Brendon McCullum has registered his second duck in succession in ODIs - only the second New Zealand captain after Stephen Fleming to earn this dubious distinction.
# Interestingly, the unwanted world record for most ducks as captain in ODIs is shared by Fleming and Arjuna Ranatunga - 14 each.
# The six batsmen with most ducks for New Zealand in ODIs are - Daniel Vettori (21), Nathan Astle (19), Adam Parore (19), Stephen Fleming (17), Brendon McCullum (17) and Chris Harris (12).
# Ravichandran Ashwin, having failed to take a single wicket in his previous three games (vs South Africa at Centurion, vs New Zealand at Napier and Hamilton), has claimed his first wicket in the series - his victim being Corey Anderson.
# Ravindra Jadeja (2/47) has produced his best bowling performance in six ODIs vs New Zealand. The said bowling performance is also his best in ten matches in oceania continent in ODIs (Australia and New Zealand).
# Mohammed Shami (10-0-84-2) has recorded his worst bowling performance in terms of runs conceded in ODIs.
# Shami is the first Indian bowler to concede 80 runs or more vs New Zealand in an ODI. Munaf Patel had conceded 79 runs in his spell of 7.2 overs without taking a single wicket at Christchurch on March 8, 2009.
# Shami is the first Indian bowler to capture two wickets despite conceding 80 runs or more in an ODI.
# Luke Ronchi (38) has produced his highest score vs India in ODIs, bettering the 30 at Napier on January 19, 2014.
# Tim Southee (27 off 23 balls) has registerd his highest score at Eden Park, Auckland in ODIs.
# Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were involved in a stand of 64 - India's highest opening partnership in the present series, eclipsing the 22 at Hamilton.
# The aforesaid partnership is India's highest for the first wicket in eight innings in ODIs.
# The 64-run stand is India's third partnership of fifty or more in ODIs at Auckland - the first two being 70 between Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly on January 11, 2003 and 61 between Ajay Jadeja and Sachin Tendulkar on March 27, 1994.
# Rohit Sharma (39 off 38 balls) has registered his second highest score vs New Zealand in New Zealand in ODIs behind the 43 not out at Auckland on March 14, 2009.
# Shikhar Dhawan (28 off 25 balls) has recorded his second highest score vs New Zealand in ODIs next only to the 32 off 46 balls at Napier on January 19, 2014.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been the only consistent performer in the present series for India, totalling 146 at an average of 48.66 in three games - his sequence of scores being 40 at Napier; 56 at Hamilton and 50 at Auckland.
# Overall also, Dhoni has been the consistent performer vs New Zealand in ODIs - his tally being 455 at an average of 50.55 in 13 innings (four times not out), including four fifties.
# Dhoni is averaging 66.00 in ODIs in New Zealand - his tally being 330 in seven innings. His tally includes a fifty each at Napier, Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton. He is the only Indian captain to accomplish the feat, eclipsing Mohammad Azharuddin's tally of three fifties as captain in New Zealand in ODIs.
# Corey Anderson (5/63) has produced his best bowling performance in ODIs, eclipsing the four for 40 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka on October 31, 2013.
# Anderson is the second New Zealand bowler after Jacob Oram (5/26 on December 26, 2002) to capture five wickets vs India at Auckland in ODIs.
# Anderson is the first New Zealand all-rounder to manage 100 runs or more and take ten wickets in the same bilateral series
# Ravichandran Ashwin (65 off 46 balls) has posted a career-best - his maiden fifty in ODIs, eclipsing the 38 vs Sri Lanka at Harare on June 5, 2010.
# Ravindra Jadeja (66 not out off 45 balls) has registered his seventh fifty in ODIs - his first vs New Zealand. He has recorded five fifties in a losing cause and one each in a winning cause and tied game in ODIs.
# Jadeja's aforeaid innings is the second highest by number eight batsmen in an ODI innings for India - the highest being Ajit Agarkar's 67 not out off 25 balls vs Zimbabwe at Rajkot on December 14, 2000.
# Jadeja's eighth Man of the Match award in ODIs is his first vs New Zealand.
# For the first time, number six, seven and eight batsmen have recorded fifties in the same ODI innings.
# Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja put on 85 - India's highest seventh-wicket partnership record vs New Zealand in ODIs, outstripping the 55 between Abid Ali and Madan Lal at Manchester on June 14, 1975.
# Mitchell John McClenaghan (10-0-76-0) has recorded his worst bowling performance in ODIs.
# Twenty three sixes recorded in the match are the fourth highest in ODIs in New Zealand.
(Stats courtesy Rajesh Kumar)