Here is a summary of the India vs. New Zealand ODI series in 2017:

ODI Series Overview:

  • The series consisted of 3 ODIs in the last week of October 2017.
  • New Zealand won the first ODI but lost the next two, resulting in a 2-1 series win for India.
  • India dominated the series, showcasing their strength in home conditions.

Batting Stats:

  • Virat Kohli was the most successful batsman, scoring 263 runs in 3 matches at an average of 87.66.
  • Kohli scored two centuries in the series.
  • Tom Latham was the most successful batsman from the New Zealand side, scoring 206 runs in three matches, remaining not out in one match, with an average of 103.
  • Four centuries were scored in the series, with three from India and one from New Zealand. Kohli scored two hundreds, while Rohit Sharma and Latham each scored one hundred.
  • The highest strike rate in an innings was 173.33 by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who scored 26 runs in 15 balls.
  • The highest partnership of the series was 230 for the 2nd wicket by Rohit Sharma and Kohli in the Kanpur match on October 20, 2017.
  • The series had the highest match aggregate of 668 runs, achieved in the Kanpur match.
  • Rohit Sharma and Kohli became the first pair to have a double-century partnership four times in ODI history.

Bowling Stats:

  • Jasprit Bumrah and Tim Southee were the highest wicket-takers in the ODI series, with each taking 6 wickets.
  • The best economy rate in the series was 4.56, achieved by New Zealand’s bowler, Mitchell Santner.
  • Bumrah and Southee had the best strike rate of 29.
  • Bumrah completed 50 wickets in ODIs in his 28th match, becoming the second-fastest Indian bowler to reach this milestone after Ajit Agarkar, who achieved it in 23 matches.
  • MS Dhoni was the most successful wicket-keeper, taking three catches.

Records and Milestones:

  • Virat Kohli completed 9000 runs in ODIs in his 194th innings, becoming the fastest to reach this milestone.
  • Rohit Sharma scored his 15th ODI hundred, equaling Virender Sehwag’s record.
  • Kohli scored 1460 runs in 2017, setting the record for the highest runs scored by any captain in ODIs in a single year.
  • Kohli became the first captain to score six hundreds in a calendar year.
  • Kohli also became the third player to score 20 or more hundreds as captain across all formats, with Ricky Ponting (41) and Graeme Smith (33) ahead of him.
  • Kohli achieved this feat in just 93 innings, making him the fastest to reach 20 centuries as a captain.

These statistics and milestones made the India vs. New Zealand ODI series a memorable one, especially for Indian cricket fans.

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