New Zealand hand India first ODI whitewash since 1997

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4 - The number of times India have been whitewashed in a bilateral ODI series of three or more matches, including this 3-0 result against New Zealand. The first two instances came in the 1980s, against West Indies, both 5-0, while the previous time was a 3-0 loss to Sri Lanka in 1997. India had also lost 4-0 to South Africa in 2006, but that was a five-match series with one game abandoned, so it does not qualify as a whitewash. This series against New Zealand is India's first whitewash in a series of three matches or more in any format under Virat Kohli.

2 - New Zealand's two highest successful chases against India have come in this series - 348 in the first match and 297 in the third. Before this series, their best chase against India was 281. In this series, New Zealand also defended a score of 273 in the second match in Auckland. In the last two-and-a-half years, India have failed to chase targets of 275 or less only three times, and two of those have come against New Zealand - the World Cup semi-final and the Auckland ODI.

21.66 - Average of India's top-three batsmen in this series, which is their lowest in any series or tournament since the 2014 three-match series in Bangladesh when they averaged 19.33. The openers - Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal - have averaged 28 and 12 respectively here, while No. 3 Virat Kohli averaged 28. On the other hand, New Zealand's openers averaged 47.66 and hit four fifties.

114.60 - Bowling average of India fast bowlers in this series, their second-worst in an ODI series of three or more matches. The pacers took only five wickets in the 85.2 overs bowled, of which Shardul Thakur took four wickets. Jasprit Bumrah and Navdeep Saini went wicketless and Mohammed Shami got one wicket. In comparison, the host's fast bowlers picked up 18 wickets at average of 41.

421 - Runs scored by KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, combined, in this series. In contrast, the other India batsmen combined scored 423 runs. Between them, Rahul and Iyer scored three fifties and two hundreds while all the other India batsmen hit only two fifties - one each for Ravindra Jadeja and Kohli.

1 - Bumrah went wicketless in an ODI series or tournament for the first time in his career. He has played 16 series in his five-year career and this was the first time he did not take a wicket. Even in the last series, against Australia at home, he picked only one wicket in three matches. Thus, he has now taken only one wicket in six ODIs since the World Cup, where he was India's most successful bowler.

6 - Number of ODI series in which New Zealand have whitewashed the opposition in the last five years. The six whitewashes include a 5-0 win over Pakistan in 2017-18 and a 3-0 over Sri Lanka in 2018-19. Bangladesh and West Indies were their other victims, all in series at home.