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High-scoring ties, and a new high for Anderson

on January 26, 2014

High-scoring ties, and a new high for Anderson.

Just had to share this “stats analysis” I found on after this weekend’s thrilling tied One-Day International match between India and New Zealand, at Eden Park in Auckland.

And a couple of statistics which caught my eye, particularly from a New Zealand perspective, were:

This was Corey Anderson’s maiden five-wicket haul. Including this five-for, Anderson has taken ten wickets in this series, becoming the first New Zealand allrounder to score 100-plus runs and taken ten or more wickets in a bilateral ODI series.

Also, my favourite batsman to watch at the moment:

Kane Williamson hit his third consecutive fifty of the series. He’s scored 213 runs in this series at an average of 71.00 – already the second-highest by a New Zealand No. 3 batsman in a five-match ODI series. Adam Parore’s 266 runs at 66.50 against South Africa in 1994 are the highest by a New Zealand No. 3 in a five-match ODI series.

Check out the full analysis for yourself, if you like; even after a tied match, there’s still a lot of positives to be found 🙂

Not least the fact that, after three One-Day International matches, the much-flaunted Indians still can’t beat our New Zealand Black Caps!!!

Bring on Tuesday!  I can’t wait for our team to have another chance to get everything right, like they did in Napier, and take the series out!

New Zealand v India


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