Finn Allen slams 4th ODI fifty: Key stats
Finn Allen mustered his fourth ODI fifty in the third and final match of the series against India. The dasher scored 57 off 54 deliveries, a knock laced with eight boundaries and a six. He added 97 runs for the opening wicket alongside Devon Conway (38*) as the hosts looked set to chase down 220. However, rain poured in, and the game got abandoned.
A look at Allen's ODI numbers
Allen, who made his ODI debut earlier this year, now owns 387 runs in 11 games at 38.7. His strike rate is just under 95 in ODIs. While he has four fifties under his belt, the dasher scored his career-best 96 vs West Indies in August. Overall in List-A cricket, Allen has 1,132 runs in 38 matches, with his average being just under 30.
How did the match pan out?
India were bundled out for 219 after being asked to bat first at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. While Washington Sundar slammed his maiden ODI fifty (51), Shreyas Iyer contributed with 49 runs. Adam Milne and Daryl Mitchell scalped three wickets apiece. In reply, NZ were 104/1 in 18 overs before rain abandoned the game. Conway remained unbeaten on 38 off 51 deliveries.
How Allen has fared in 2022?
Overall in 2022, Allen has scored 798 runs in 30 games across ODIs and T20Is. While his average of 27.51 is on the lower side, his strike rate is in excess of 118. The tally includes five fifties and a ton as well.
NZ clinch the series 1-0
As the Black Caps clinched the series opener by seven wickets and the second game also got abandoned due to rain, New Zealand clinched the series 1-0. Notably, the Men in Blue had clinched the T20I leg of the tour by the same margin.
India yet to win an ODI in NZ since 2019
New Zealand thrashed India in the 1st ODI, chasing the 307-run target. The 2nd ODI in Hamilton got abandoned. Meanwhile, the decider suffered a similar fate even though NZ were in the driving seat. They haven't won an ODI on New Zealand soil since February 2019. Despite losing, India have a slender lead over New Zealand in terms of head-to-head record in ODIs (55-50).