New Zealand kicked off their tour to India with a massive win courtesy Latham & Taylor. Indian batters struggled against the left-arm pacer Trent Boult who pocketed four wickets.
Kohli’s classic 121 and tiny partnership, quick starts by the players took India to a challenging total of 280 in their 50 overs. India picked three wickets early but Latham’s move to the middle order worked out well for New Zealand as he stayed unbeaten at 103. He put on a massive 200-run stand with Taylor who fell five short of his ton. It was a day that gave so much to remember for the fans though India lost the game. Here are some stats!
DID YOU KNOW?
This is the first time in India cricket that three Indian women officials were part of the scoring team.
Only the second time in the last 20 years India has won the TOSS in an ODI at the Wankhede Stadium.
Dinesh Karthik played his first home game since 2010.
–Indian Batters getting out against the left-arm pacers more often since 2014:
Rohit Sharma: 12, Shikhar Dhawan: 10
Virat Kohli-Special stats for the special man:
–200th One day International!
Most after 200 ODIs:
Runs – Kohli (8888)
100s – Kohli (31)
Ave – Kohli (55.55)
–Second most centuries in ODI: 31
-Only the second batsman after AB De Villiers to score a ton on 200th ODI.
-Now holds the record of scoring most runs by an Indian captain in a calendar year in ODIs.
–Most 50-plus score by an Indian captain in a calendar year in ODIs: 12
–Most centuries by Indian captain in a calendar year in ODI cricket: 5
–Second most centuries at home in ODIs: 13
–Least innings to score 1000 ODI runs v NZ: 17
-280 is the second lowest total for India when Kohli scored a century.
-The first time India lose an ODI at home when Virat Kohli scored a century.
– His best scores at Wankhede Stadium:
Test – 235 (Best for India)
ODI – 121 (Best for India)
T20I – 89* (Best for India)
–Kohli’s 31 ODI 100s – month-wise:
Oct – 8
Jul, Jan – 5
Feb – 4
Mar, Sep, Nov, Dec – 2
Aug – 1
Only the third Indian to score 500+ runs and take 25+ wickets in ODIs in a calendar year.
New Zealand records:
-The last time NZ beat India chasing in India was way back in 2003.
–200 was the highest stand for New Zealand while chasing in India in ODIs.
–Ross Taylor is only the second New Zealand player to get involved in most century stands in ODIs: 32
-Only the second New Zealand batsmen to score a century while chasing in India in ODIs.
-Only the second wicket-keeper batsman to score a century in India. First was B. McCullum and that ton also came in Mumbai.
-His four ODI 100s have come in four continents – Africa, Oceania, Europe and now Asia!
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