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Stats highlights – New Zealand’s upset win over India (1st ODI)



Last Updated on 7 years by Charbel Coorey

1st ODI, India v New Zealand, Mumbai

New Zealand overcame the heat, humidity and huge crowd to upset India in Virat Kohli’s 200th ODI in Mumbai.

Here are some great stats to come out of New Zealand’s awesome win:


This is the 5th time India have lost the first match of a bilateral ODI series at home, since 2013. However, in this period, India haven’t lost an ODI series at home, so New Zealand still have plenty to do.


This was India’s 3rd loss in their last 15 completed ODIs.


The most runs scored by any player in ODI history at the 200 game mark. Virat Kohli went past AB De Villiers as the highest run-getter after 200 matches. Kohli also has the best average (55.55) and most centuries (31) out of any player at 200 games.


The highest ever partnership in a chase against India, in India. 
Ross Taylor and Tom Latham were superb in dealing with India’s spinners, Latham in particular really strong on the sweep. 
Taylor and Latham went past 189* by Graeme Smith and Andrew Hall for South Africa in 2005, and 188 by Dilshan and Tharanga for Sri Lanka in 2009.

3rd highest partnership for New Zealand when chasing

Not only did Ross Taylor and Tom Latham achieve the highest ever stand whilst chasing in India, they scored the third highest partnership for New Zealand when chasing. 
Latham is involved in the highest ever partnership – 236* with Martin Guptill v Zimbabwe in 2015. Taylor is involved in the second highest partnership – 206 with Kane Williamson v England, also in 2015.


Virat Kohli has now gone to outright second for most ODI hundreds by any batsman. His 121 in Mumbai saw him overtake Ricky Ponting. Only Sachin Tendulkar (49) is ahead of Virat Kohli.

4 years

It has been 4 years since India last failed to defend a total at home. Their last such instance was against West Indies in 2013. India had successfully defended 10 scores at home before the 1st ODI.


Trent Boult’s 4/35 was his best ever bowling performance v India. A brilliant effort considering the conditions. In 5 ODIs in India, Boult has taken 10 wickets at 23.30, with an economy rate of just 4.69. A great return.


Tom Latham scored just one run through mid-off against India’s wristspinners. Latham was really strong on the sweep – a really excellent player of spin.

Highest chase ever at the Wankhede

New Zealand’s chase was the highest ever total achieved in a chase at the Wankhede. The previous highest was 275 which delivered India the World Cup against Sri Lanka in 2015.
This was a superb effort by New Zealand in tough conditions, against a good ODI side at home. They’re in with a chance of an unlikely series win.

Charbel Coorey
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