Indian Cricket team played the decider ODI match against New Zealand on 29th October 2017 in Kanpur. India beat Kiwis by 6 runs and win series by 2-1. Look at the coincidence, exactly a year ago, team India had defeated New Zealand in Visakhapatnam.
At the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli led Indian team to win the series. Sharma and Kohli scored a 230-run second wicket partnership. Rohit Sharma scored 147 runs while Kohli accomplished 113 runs.
With batting first, Indian team scored 337 runs with 6 wickets. From bowling side, Jasprit Bumrah led the bowlers with 3 wickets for 47 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal took 2 wickets. Rohit Sharma became Man of the Match for 147 runs while Kohli earned Man of the Series for 263 runs with two hundred.
Virat Kohli Statistics:
Indian captain ‘run machine’ Virat Kohli scored 1460 runs in 2017. This is the most by any captain in a calendar year in ODIs. As a player, Virat chased surpassed his own record of 1381 runs in 2011.
Virat Kohli scored 6 hundreds in ODIs in 2017 which is the most by any captain in a year in ODIs.
Kohli also completed 9000 runs in the International cricket in ODIs. He scored 9000 runs in 194 innings which is the fewest by any player.
Team India and 3rd ODI statistics:
Indian team won 7th consecutive bilateral series. Earlier team India had won 6 successive series in 2007 under Rahul Dravid. Under MS Dhoni captaincy also team India won 6 consecutive series between Nov-2007 and June -2009.
India’s longest successive run in bilateral series-
Virat Kohli posted 20 centuries as captain in International cricket.
India have won all 6 bilateral series in ODIs against New Zealand in India.
As captain, Virat Kohli has a winning percentage of 78.57 with 33 wins, 9 losses of 43 ODIs.
Rohit Sharma scored his 15th centuries and first hundred vs New Zealand. Rohit scored 5 centuries this year.
Rohit Sharma is the first batsman to score two centuries at Green Park stadium in Kanpur in consecutive matches.
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma scored 1076 runs in 18 matches. This is second time he scored more than 1000 runs in a calendar year. Rohit became the second batsman after Virat Kohli to amass 1,000 runs or more this year in ODIs.
Virat Kohli scored 32 centuries in ODIs. Now only Sachin Tendulkar is exceeding him with 49 centuries.
Virat Kohli’s first Player of the series award vs New Zealand is his fifth in ODIs.
Kohli became the second Indian captain to post 10 hundreds in ODIs. Sourav Ganguly, with 11 centuries, holds an Indian record.
Kohli and Rohit’s 230 run partnership is the highest in ODIs. Rohit-Virat pair became the first one to have four double century partnership in ODIs.
Bumrah took 52 wickets in 28 ODIs at an average of 22.28. he became the second quickest Indian bowler to reach 50 wickets after Ajit Agarkar’s 23.
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