India beat New Zealand in fifth ODI: Here're records broken
Team India sealed the fifth ODI against New Zealand to pocket the five-match series 4-1. The Indian bowlers played a significant part in restricting the hosts at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Earlier, India posted a decent total of 252, courtesy of a gritty knock of 90 by Ambati Rayudu. Hardik Pandya chipped in with a 22-ball 45. Here're the records broken.
Since 2017, this is the first ODI series in which stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma didn't score a century. The cricketer had notched at least a ton in each of the ODI series, since the start of ICC Champions Trophy in 2017. On Sunday, Rohit was dismissed by Matt Henry for two. Earlier in the series, he managed scores of 11, 87, 62 and 7.
Trent Boult dismissed Shikhar Dhawan for the fifth time in his ODI career. After Dhawan, Boult has dismissed Rohit and Quinton de Kock four times. The southpaw was also dismissed fourth consecutive time by Boult in this series. Boult picked up 12 wickets in this series. He now has 141 wickets in 76 career ODI matches and is the ninth highest wicket-taker for Kiwis.
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya smashed a hat-trick of sixes on Sunday. Pandya recorded the feat off Todd Astle's bowling. This is the fourth time that he has hit three sixes off three balls in ODIs. The only other batsman to do it four times in the last two decades is former South African talisman AB de Villiers.
Kiwi openers struggled even today. In their last 16 opening stands, they have accumulated 198 runs at an average of 12.37. Rayudu became the first Indian batsman to be dismissed in 90s in ODIs in New Zealand. No Indian batsman registered a hundred in this series. The last time India didn't have an individual century in a five-match ODI series was against England (2013).
250+ totals by India after losing four wickets for less than 20 in ODI cricket:— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) February 3, 2019
266/8 from 9/4 vs Zimbabwe, 1983
252/10 from 18/4 vs New Zealand, Today#NZvIND