India defeated New Zealand in the third ODI in Indore and swept them in the three-match series, whitewashing the opposition in the ODIs.
While Rohit Sharma returned to the century path, Shubman Gill continued his purple patch with another century after his double century in the first ODI.
While the top order has been superb throughout the series, the middle order has struggled to get going. In contrast, the bowlers were good in the first ODI except Michael Bracewell severely scarred the Men-in-Blue.
India broke several records during the series win, while the Kiwis also pitched with several records –
one – India moved to the number one position in the ICC ODI rankings and topped the series with a series whitewash of current table toppers New Zealand. New Zealand has dropped to fourth place behind Australia and England.
2 – India have whitewashed their opponents in back-to-back ODI series for the second time in the history of the format. The previous instance was as recent as 2022 when India whitewashed West Indies and Zimbabwe.
7.03 – India scored 7.03 runs per over in the entire series. This was their second highest scoring rate in ODI history, the highest being 7.10 against England in 2017. Interestingly, the third highest is 6.85 against Sri Lanka.
360 – Shubman Gill became India’s highest scorer in the bilateral ODI series with 360 runs from three matches against New Zealand. he too Babar equals Azam’s record and became joint-top scorer overall.
India’s Highest Run Rate in ODI Series:
7.10 – vs England in 2017
7.03 – New Zealand in 2023
6.85 – Sri Lanka in 2023 Vs
2 of the top 3 are this month.#INDvNZ
— Kaustubh Guripati (@kaustats) January 24, 2023
30 -Indian captain Rohit Sharma makes his 30 runsm ODI tons and Equal to Australian legend Ricky Ponting For the number of ODI centuries. He is also joint third among all-time ODI centurions. The first two positions are also occupied by Indians – Sachin Tendulkar with 49 tons and Virat Kohli with 49 tons.
71 – Devon Conway scored the second fastest century for New Zealand against India in ODIs, reaching the milestone in 71 deliveries. The first was Michael Bracewell’s killing spree in the first ODI where he reached his century off 57 balls.