India vs NZ 3rd ODI: Match highlights and records broken
India registered a 2-1 win in the ODI series against New Zealand after winning the nail-biting 3rd ODI. Even though Kiwis started their chase of 338 runs on the right foot, they failed short of just six runs to win the match. Let us have a look at some of the interesting statistics from the third ODI between India and New Zealand.
Sixth consecutive home series win against New Zealand
The 2017-18 series-win was the sixth consecutive bilateral ODI series win for Indian against the New Zealand cricket team. India have never lost a home ODI series against the Kiwis. Also, it was seventh ODI series win for India under Kohli's captaincy.
India score 337 in 3rd ODI
Indian went on to score 337 runs in the first innings of the 3rd ODI match against New Zealand. After losing Shikhar Dhawan in the seventh over itself, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli then put on 230 runs for the second wicket, completely dominating the Kiwi bowlers. New Zealand pacer Trent Boult remained wicket-less in his 10-over spell.
Records broken by Rohit Sharma
Scoring his 15th ODI century and the first against New Zealand, Rohit Sharma is the second highest run-getter in the 2017 calendar year. In 18 innings, he has 1076 runs, including five centuries and five half centuries. He also became the 12th batsman to hit 150 sixes in ODIs, taking second fewest innings (165) to reach the milestone behind Shahid Afridi (160 innings).
Kohli reaches 9000 run mark in ODIs
Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest player to reach the 9000 ODI run mark. He reached this milestone in just 194 innings. Scoring 113 runs today, Kohli hit his 32nd ODI century and also crossed the 2000 run mark in all formats for this year. He has scored 449 runs in tests, 1456 runs in ODIs and 195 runs in T20 internationals.
Record partnership for Kohli and Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma put on 230 runs together to become the only pair to have four 200-plus partnerships to their names. Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli and Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayawardene have three 200+ partnerships each.