India won the series 4-1. The last two ODI series between these teams in New Zealand were in 2013-14 (NZ won 4-0 with 1 tie) and 2008-09 (Ind won 3-1 with 1 NR).
A summary of all ODI results between these teams:
Both sides have a strong home advantage, but they are evenly matched 15-15 in neutral venues.
We start with Batting:
Most runs (500 and above):
The most centuries are 6 by Sehwag and 5 by Tendulkar, Kohli and NJ Astle. The most scores of 50+ are 13 by Tendulkar and 12 by Kohli.
In aggregates, Kohli is now in second position while R Taylor and other current players can be seen here.
Highest individual scores (110 and above):
This has been a relatively low-scoring series with no one scoring above 110. The highest in recent years were 154* by Kohli in 2016 and 147 by Rohit Sharma in 2017. Note that Tendulkar has the two highest scores.
Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings and 30.00):
Kohli has a much higher average than the second-placed Sehwag. Dhoni and other current players are also found here.
Highest strike rates (Minimum 500 balls and 70.00):
Sehwag and Kapil are close together. Kohli, Latham and other current players are found here. It can be seen that R Taylor has a better average and strike rate against India compared to Williamson.
Most wickets (20 and above):
While several have taken 2 4-wicket hauls, no one has more than one 5wi. Srinath has taken considerably more wickets than the second-placed Kumble. The current players Southee, Boult and Shami are moving up.
Best innings bowling (including all instances of 5wi):
The only 6-wicket haul is by SE Bond who played in only a few ODIs against India. Boult’s 5-21 is the second best for NZ against Ind and the best at home, just surpassing the 5-22 by AR Adams in 2003. There was no other 5-wicket haul in this series.
Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls, all cases):
Srinath and Hadlee have the best averages. The best economy rates are by Hadlee and Kapil, and the best strike rates are by Srinath and Nehra. Current bowlers from either side do not appear here.
Most dismissals (10 and above):
The lesser-known NR Mongia has the most dismissals followed by Dhoni and McCullum. Mongia also has the most stumpings. McCullum has the most catches by a keeper, just ahead of Mongia and Dhoni.
Note the dual role of Dravid. The most catches by a non-keeper are 18 by Fleming and R Taylor. A few other current players can be found here.
Most innings dismissals (4 and above):
McCullum (2003) is the only one with 5 catches as a keeper, with others having 4. D Karthik is the only one to take 4 catches in the current series.
Rutherford, Harris and R Taylor each have 4 catches as non-keepers.
Highest dismissal rates (Minimum 20 innings, 0.500):
Mongia has by far the highest rate here, with Vengsarkar having the best by a non-keeper.
All-round performances (Overall, see criterion):
The “bits-and-pieces” all-rounder CZ Harris is the only one who meets this criteria, while the better-known Kapil and Hadlee do not seem to have done well in these matches.
Match performances (30 runs and 3wi):
The unheralded all-rounder K Srikkanth has the best performance here. CL Cairns, NJ Astle and YK Pathan also have good performances. It is odd that Kapil does not appear here, although the Pathan brothers do and CL Cairns is the only one to feature here twice.