Stats highlights from the India-Zimbabwe Match in Auckland
288 India’s total, their highest when batting second in all World Cup games.
196 The unbroken partnership between Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni, India’s sixth-best in a World Cup game, and their best partnership in a World Cup run-chase. The previous-best in a run-chase was 174 between Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma against Ireland just four days ago.
62.14 The average partnership between Dhoni and Raina in ODIs. They’ve batted together 66 times, and have nine century stands and 17 half-century partnerships. It’s the second-best average stand for any pair which has put together at least 2000 runs in ODIs – only Hashim Amla-AB de Villiers (average 81.96 in 35 partnerships) have done better.
71.50 Suresh Raina’s average in World Cup matches. In seven innings he has scored 286 runs, while this was his first World Cup century.
2 Number of 50-plus scores for Dhoni in World Cup games. In 15 innings, his only other half-century was an unbeaten 91 in the 2011 final against Sri Lanka.
433 Brendon Taylor’s aggregate in the tournament, the highest for a Zimbabwe batsman in any World Cup. The previous best was 367, by Neil Johnson in 1999.
5 The number of Zimbabwe batsmen who’ve scored World Cup hundreds. Apart from Taylor, the others are Andy Flower, Dave Houghton, Neil Johnson, and Craig Wishart. Taylor is the only one to score two hundreds in World Cup games: in his previous match, against Ireland in Hobart, he made 121 off 91.
9 Number of batsmen who’ve made hundreds in successive innings in the World Cup. Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah achieved the feat against New Zealand yesterday, while the others to achieve it are Kumar Sangakkara, Mark Waugh, Rahul Dravid, AB de Villiers, Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting and Saeed Anwar.
70 Runs scored by Taylor in his last 29 balls, including seven fours and five sixes. In his first 81 balls, he had made 68.
155 Taylor’s strike rate against R Ashwin – he scored 42 in 27 balls, including six fours and a six. Against Ravindra Jadeja he had a strike rate of 142 (44 off 31), while against each of the three seamers he scored at exactly a run a ball.
8.17 The run rate during the Taylor-Craig Ervine partnership – they put together 109 off 80 balls. It’s the second-fastest 100-plus stand for Zimbabwe in World Cup matches: in the 2003 tournament, Grant Flower and Craig Wishart had added 166 off 117 balls (run rate 8.51) against Namibia.
75 Runs conceded by Ashwin in his ten overs, the most he has ever conceded in an ODI. His previous highest was 74, against West Indies in Visakhapatnam in 2011. Jadeja went for 71, his fifth-highest.