The Big Picture
Another ODI series and another win for Team India as the Men in Blue successfully completed their Trans-Tasman sojourn by defeating the Kiwis 4-1 in the 5-match series.
Here are all the numbers from India's win at Wellington-
55th- The win in the 5th ODI was India's 55th win over New Zealand in One-day International cricket.
335th- Sunday's ODI was MS Dhoni's 335th One-day International for India- the third most for any player, going past Azhar's tally of 334.
98- Ambati Rayudu and Vijay Shankar took India out from troubled waters by stitching a 98-run stand for the 5th wicket, breaking the record for the highest 5th wicket stand against New Zealand in an ODI after losing the first four wickets in less than 20 runs.
Highest 5th wicket stand against New Zealand after losing four wickets under-20
98- Ambati Rayudu/Vijay Shankar, Wellington, 2019
97- Richie Berrington/Matt Machan, Dunedin, 2015
204.54- Hardik Pandya stroked a whirlwind 22-ball 45 to help India to a match-winning total of 252. Pandya stroked at a strike-rate of 204.54- the fourth highest against the Black Caps in New Zealand.
Highest strike-rate for a batsman vs Nz in NZ
260.00- Shahid Afridi, Christchurch, 2011
231.03- Shahid Afridi, Wellington, 2015
222.50- Abdul Razzaq, Wellington, 2004
204.54- Hardik Pandya, Wellington, 2019
2nd- An instance when India has won an ODI after losing four wickets under 20 runs.
Instances of India winning an ODI after losing four wickets under 20 runs-
9 vs Zimbabwe, Tunbridge Wells, 1983
18 vs New Zealand, Wellington, 2019
4th- time New Zealand have lost four or more matches in a bilateral series at home and for the first time in 14 years.
Instances of New Zealand losing four or more matches in a bilateral home ODI series-
4 vs Australia, 1999-00
4 vs Sri Lanka, 2000-01
5 vs Australia, 2004-05
4 vs India, 2018-19
3rd- The 4-1 win over the Kiwis was India's third ODI bilateral series win outside Asia.
India in SENA countries in ODIs [Past 12 months]
Won- 5-1 in South Africa, 2017-18
Lost- 1-2 in England, 2018
Won- 2-1 in Australia, 2018-19
Won- 4-1 in New Zealand, 2018-19