IND vs NZ, 2nd ODI: Records that can be broken in Raipur
Michael Bracewell scored a fighting 140 against India in 1st ODI
The ODI battles between India and New Zealand have been one to watch. Not just in ICC events, the Men in Blue have failed to defend their pride against the Blackcaps, but the bilateral series between these two have been a hard-fought one.
At Hyderabad, where almost 700 freaking runs were scored, it was India's first win over the Kiwis after six ODI matches.
In the run-fest in the first match, Shubman Gill became the fifth Indian and seventh overall batter to score a double-century in ODI cricket.
Michael Bracewell, who just played the knock of his life, became the only second batter after MS Dhoni to score more than one ODI hundred batting at number seven or lower.
Bracewell and Mitchell Santner, in their fighting 162-run partnership, not just took the visitors from 6-131 to 7-293 in a chase of 350 runs but notched the highest eighth-wicket for New Zealand.
The series has just begun and the floodgates have broken with mileposts. Meanwhile, the forthcoming ODI can also witness some major records being made and broken.
- Virat Kohli, who found the good-old Kohli back in the Sri Lanka series, is just 111 runs away from getting to 25,000 international runs. The former Indian skipper will become the second Indian and sixth overall batter to do so.
- If Mohammed Shami scalps 4 wickets, he will complete 400 wickets across three formats. If he does so, he will become the ninth Indian bowler.
- New Zealand's captain Tom Latham smacked one six then he would complete 50 maximums in the format.
- Suryakumar Yadav is 3 runs away from getting to 2000 runs internationally. India's Mr. 360 averages 29.92 after 16 ODI matches, with two half-centuries in his kitty.
- Indian spearhead Mohammed Siraj could complete 100 international wickets if he takes six more wickets.
- Mitchell Santner is currently standing with 89 ODI scalps. He would surely not complete the feat of 100, but statistically, he may get to it in this series. However, with one more wicket to his name, he will surpass Bernard Cairns' tally of 89 ODI wickets.