Every batter aspires to score runs for his nation on a global stage, however, it is not an easy task. Be it the fans or the members of the cricketing fraternity, everyone in the cricketing world sits up and takes heed of the batter’s skills and abilities when he/she scores massive runs against world-class bowlers in any format of the sport. Similarly, the matches between India and New Zealand have almost always produced high-octane moments filled with action and drama. With this, some sensational performances either with the bat or with the ball have been witnessed between the two sides. In this piece, we take a look at the highest individual scores in IND vs NZ ODIs-
3. Virat Kohli – 154*
The flamboyant right-hander scored a blistering knock of 154 runs and stayed unbeaten against the BlackCaps in 2016. The Kiwis posted a massive total of 285 runs and Kohli took the responsibility of steering the Indian side to a win with his sensational knock.
2. Sachin Tendulkar – 186*
Sachin Tendulkar etched history when he smashed an unbeaten 186 runs in the 50-over contest against the Kiwis in 1999. Adding to his knock in the contest, Rahul Dravid too put up a majestic 153 runs which propelled the side to posted a massive 376 runs. In response, the rival side was bundled out for 202 runs as India won by 174 runs in the 2nd ODI.
1. Shubman Gill- 208
Gill seemed like a man possessed when he took the field against the Kiwis in the first ODI of the current series. The batter exploded in Hyderabad as he belted the rival bowling unit consistently and got a double century before getting dismissed. He amassed 208 runs off just 149 deliveries and joined the elite list of cricketers with a double ton.