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Statistical Highlights - Christchurch ODI

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India and New Zealand clash in the third one-day international at Christchurch on Wednesday. Stay tuned to this space for milestones and statistical highlights as and when they unfold! 


  • Brendon McCullum becomes the 18th player to lead New Zealand in One day internationals. Although he did not keep wickets in this match, he is the second Kiwi wicket-keeper after Lee Germon (who lead in 36 ODI’s between November 1995 and March 1997) to captain New Zealand in ODI’s.
  • Incidentally both the Kiwi wicketkeeper Peter and his sister Sara McGlashan are playing one day internationals today. Sara made 29 in the Women's World Cup encounter vs Australia at Sydney.
  • The AMI stadium, Christchurch is the only New Zealand venue without a “no result (NR)” matches. All the 45 One day internationals played here have always yielded a result. 
  • When he hit his fifth six, Yuvraj Singh(87) has now hit the most sixes by any Indian batsman in ODI’s on New Zealand soil. The previous best being four by Suresh Raina in the first match of this series.
  • By hitting six sixes during his innings of 87, Yuvraj Singh becomes the only 4th batsman to hit 6 or more sixes at this venue. The others to do so are Chris Cairns and Adam Gilchrist (7 each) and Brendon McCullum (6 sixes).
  • Yuvraj' 6 sixes in this match is the most hit by an Indian batsman against the Kiwis in an ODI match. 
  • Yuvraj Singh (87) recorded the highest score by an Indian left hander on New Zealand soil. The previous best was Suresh Raina’s 66 in the first ODI at Napier. 
  • The 3rd wicket partnership of 138 between Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh is now the highest for any wicket for India on New Zealand soil. The previous best being the 127 for the 2nd wicket between Tendulkar and Mohd Azharuddin at Dunedin during the 1992 World Cup.
  • Sachin Tendulkar (163*) recorded his highest score on New Zealand soil. He had made 84 at Dunedin way back on 12-3-1992. Now, among Test playing teams, West Indies is the only location where Tendulkar hasn't recorded a three figure score.

    Sachin Tendulkar's century was his......
    43rd in ODIs
    5th v NZ
    1st in NZ
    27th in away matches
    27th while batting first
    39th while opening
  • It was also his first ODI century since the Sydney ODI against Australia (117*) 2/3/2022 (after 8 innings)
  • Incidentally, his last hundred before this one, was his first in Australia and his latest century was his first in New Zealand.
  • His fifth hundred is the second most by any batsman against the Kiwis. Australian Ricky Ponting has the most - six! Incidentally, Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya also has five against New Zealand. 
  • Sachin Tendulkar’s score of (163*) is now the highest score by an Indian in New Zealand. The previous highest was 123* by Rahul Dravid on 9-1-99 at Taupo. Incidentally, India lost that match by 5 wickets.
  • On 134 Sachin Tendulkar recorded the highest individual score by any player on this ground. West Indian Gordon Greenidge had scored 133* against the home team on 29-3-87.
  • Tendulkar's 163* is second highest score made by any batsman in New Zealand. Only Australia Matt Hayden (181*) at Hamilton on 20-2-2007, has a made a bigger score.
  • Tendulkar (163*) becomes the first batsman to retired hurt after scoring a 150-plus score in ODIs. 


163 SR Tendulkar Ind vs NZ Christchurch Mar 2009

129* Salman Butt Pak vs Ind Mirpur Jun 2008

125 * Shoaib Malik Pak vs Ind Karachi Jun 2008

116* HH Gibbs SA vs Ind Colombo (RP) Sept 02

  • India, for the first time recorded a score of 300 plus in an ODI on New Zealand soil. Their previous highest was 273-4 (in 38 ovs) in the first match of this series at Napier.
  • India's total of 392-4 is now its second highest score in ODIs. The best still remains as the 413-5 against the lowly Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup at Port of Spain. However it is its highest against a Test playing team. The previous best (387-5) came against England at Rajkot recently in November last year. For the record, India's best against a Test side away from home is 373-6 against Sri Lanka at Taunton during the 1999 World Cup.
  • It also the highest ever team total made against New Zealand in ODIs bettering the previous best of 376-2 also made by India at Hyderabad on 8-11-1999. 
  • It is the highest score made any team in New Zealand. The home team had previously made 350-9 against the Aussies at Hamilton on 20-2-2007. For the record, the previous highest score at this ground is 349-6 by the Aussies in Feb 2000.
  • India's 18 sixes now equals the most hit by this team in ODIs. In the 2007 World Cup at Port of Spain, the team had the same number of sixes against Bermuda. India's best performance in terms most sixes hit against a Test side was 13 against England at Rajkot in November 2008. 
  • However, the 18 sixes is the most hit against the Kiwi side in ODIs. Australia had managed 16 at Hamilton in Feb 2007. 
  • India's now has also hit the most sixes by any side in an ODI in New Zealand soil. The previous best was by Australia at Hamilton in Feb 2007 (see above).
  • Kiwi paceman Tim Southee (0/105 in 10 overs) became the only third bowler in ODI history to concede over 100 runs in a match. The other two being: New Zealander Martin Snedden (2/105 in 12 overs v England at the Oval, 1983) and Aussie Mick Lewis (0/113 in 10 overs v South Africa at Johannesburg, 2006).
  • The bowler, before Southee, who had the dubious distinction of conceding most runs in an ODI match against India was Bermuda's Dwayne Leverock, who had figures of 1-96 in 10 overs at Port of Spain in March 2007. For the record, the most runs conceded against Indian by a bowler from a Test side is 1/87 by Pakistani Sohail Tanvir at Karachi on 2-7-2008. 
  • The opening stand of 166 runs between Jesse Ryder and Brendon McCullum is New Zealand's best at home against India. The previous best also came at this very ground when Glenn Turner and Jock Edwards put on 73 way back in February 1976.
  • The above stand is now the best for the opening wicket for New Zealand against India. The previous best being 140 between John Wright and Andrew Jones at Moti Baug ground at Baroda on 17/12/1988.
  • The above stand is now the highest for the opening wicket in ODIs by a losing team batting second. This pair just managed to score a run more than the previous best of 165 between Englishman Marcus Trescothick and Nick Knight against Australia at Hobart on 11-1-2003.
  • Jesse Ryder (104) recorded his highest score in ODIs, surpassing his previous best of 79 unbeaten against England at Hamilton on 12/2/2008, which incidentally was his second ODI match.
  • Ryder's maiden ODI hundred came in just 72 balls, making it the third fastest for New Zealand in ODIs. The fastest still remains the 67-ball century by Craig McMillan (117) against Australia at Hamilton on 20-2-2007. However, it is the fastest century made by a Kiwi against India bettering the 75-ball hundred by Chris Cairns at this very ground on 19-1-1999. 
  • The 83 run partnership between Kyle Mills and Tim Southee is New Zealand's best for the ninth wicket in ODIs. The pair went past the previous best of 74 (unbeaten) against Australia at this very ground on 10-12-2005.
  • The total sixes (31) in this match is now the most hit by in any ODI match - India hit 18, while the home team hit thirteen! The Hamilton ODI between New Zealand (10) and Australia (16) on 20-2-2022 and the Jo'burg ODI on 12-3-2022 between South Africa (12) and Australia (14) had 26 sixes hit by both teams. 
  • This is now India's biggest win (in terms of runs) on New Zealand soil and also against the home team. India had the won the opening match of this series by 53 runs at Napier and also won against Zimbabwe at Hamilton on 7-3-2022 by 55 runs!
  • The match aggregate of 726 runs by both teams combined is the second biggest in the history of ODI cricket, behind the 872 runs made in the Jo'burg ODI between Australia and New Zealand on 12-3-2006. It is also the most runs scored in an ODI match between the two teams obliterating the previous best of 655-19 at Rajkot on 5-11-1999.