Napier – Brendon McCullum scored his fourth century in his 198th match. It is also his highest score against Zimbabwe. The strike rate of 135.71 is the highest for a 100-plus score for McCullum.
McCullum's century is also the third-highest score and the eighth century overall to be scored by a captain-wicketkeeper in ODIs. MS Dhoni is the only player to do so more than once (four occasions).
Both Brian Vitori and Elton Chigumbura went for over 90 runs in the New Zealand innings. This is the first time in ODIs that two bowlers have conceded 90-plus runs in the same innings.
Vitori also narrowly missed out on becoming the bowler to concede the most runs in an innings, a record held by Mick Lewis, who conceded 113 runs against South Africa in 2006. However, his economy rate of 11.66 is the highest among bowlers who have bowled at least eight overs in an innings.
New Zealand, who scored 373, surpassed their total of 372 which they made in the second ODI. The 373 is their third-highest total overall in ODIs and the second-highest against Zimbabwe after the 397 in Bulawayo in 2005.
New Zealand's victory margin of 202 runs is their largest in ODIs against Zimbabwe and their fourth-largest overall. It is also the fifth time they have won by a margin of 200 runs or more. – Agencies