New Zealand whitewashed India for the first time in this century in the ODI series which got concluded yesterday but that was not the only record created in this series. Shreyas Iyer achieved an unique feat while KL Rahul and Ross Taylor too had great time in the 3 ODI series. On the other hand, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah had a very disappointing 10 Days and they made some unwanted records.
Let’s take a look at all the records made and broken in this ODI series.
- First time ever, New Zealand managed to whitewash India in an ODI series. This was also India’s first whitewash in 21st century.
- Indian captain Virat Kohli managed to score only 75 runs on this tour. It was his 4th worst performance on an away tour. The other 3 being 31 runs in South Africa in 2013, 49 runs in Bangladesh in 2015 and 54 runs in England in 2014.
- It was also the series where Kohli didn’t get too many. His 75 was the least run he has scored in a bilateral ODI series as captain.
- For the first time in his career, Jasprit Bumrah went wicketless in a series.
- With his 73 balls 100 in the first ODI, Ross Taylor slammed the second fastest by a Kiwi against India. Jesse Ryder once scored a 72 balls 100 in an unsuccessful chase against India in 2009.
Talking about positives and other good records, there were a few of them too, especially the unique record Shreyas Iyer created.
With his 50 in the final ODI, Iyer now has 1 century and 8 half-centuries in his 16 innings long ODI career. In 16 innings, he has 9 50-plus scores which is the best percentage of 50-plus scores in ODIs. He surpassed Australia’s Ian Chappell to make this record. Chappell had 8 50s in 16 Matches.
Highest percentage of 50+ scores (Minimum 10 innings)
- Shreyas Iyer (India) : 9 in 16 innings (56.2 %)
- Ian Chappell (Australia) : 8 in 16 innings (50%)
- Aaqib Ilyas (Oman) : 5 in 10 innings (50%)
- Anshuman Rath ( Hong Kong) : 8 in 18 innings (44.5%)
- Rassie van der Dussen ( South Africa ) : 7 in 16 innings (43.7%)
Iyer scored 3 50-plus scores in 3 games of this series. He was impressive in the last ODI against Australia at home as well where he had scored a quickfire 44.
KL Rahul joins the party too
India’s wicket-keeper KL Rahul too created an Indian record with his 100 in the final ODI. He became only the second Indian wicket keeper after Rahul Dravid to score an overseas ODI 100. Dravid had scored 145 runs against Sri Lanka in 1999 World Cup in Taunton. KL Rahul scored 112 in 113 balls with 9 fours and couple of sixes in the Mount Maunganui ODI.
Interestingly, all his 4 ODI 100s have come in 4 different countries – Zimbawe, England, India and New Zealand which is similar to his Test 100s scoring pattern where he has 5 100s in 5 different countries.