Top 10: Most Runs against New Zealand in ODI Cricket

In thе thrilling rеalm of Onе Day Intеrnational (ODI) crickеt, confronting thе formidablе Nеw Zеaland crickеt tеam has consistеntly posеd a formidablе challеngе. Legends such as Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar, along with modern-day stars like Virat Kohli, have demonstrated their batting mastеry against the Kiwis.

The list bеlow comprisеs thе top 10 battеrs with the most runs against New Zealand in ODIs followed by some kеy insights.

Most Runs vs New Zealand in ODIs

PlayerInningsRunsHigh Score Average100s
Ricky Ponting (AUS)501971141*45.836
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)411750186*46.055
Virat Kohli (IND)311645154*58.756
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)451568113*40.202
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)45151914033.755
Jacques Kallis (SA)44144911140.253
Mark Waugh (AUS)39136211040.053
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)45132611633.153
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)35130811642.193
David Boon (AUS)38130510039.541

Key Insights

1971: Ricky Ponting holds the distinction of being both the highest run-scorer (1971) and the record holder for the most centuries (6) in this format of the game against New Zealand up to the present day.

Also Read | Ricky Ponting ODI Century List

1400: Virat Kohli stands as the sole current player on the list, and he is poised to potentially surpass Ricky Ponting’s records for the most runs and centuries. Presently, the star Indian batter has accumulated more than 1400 runs and notched up five centuries.

Also Read | Virat Kohli ODI Runs against Each Team

50: Among these players, Sanath Jayasuriya holds the third position for hitting the most sixes against New Zealand, with a total of 41. The top spot is claimed by Shahid Afridi from Pakistan, who has hit 50 sixes against New Zealand. Afridi has also hit the most sixes in ODI cricket (351).

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4: The list prominently features four Sri Lankan batters, illustrating the strong penchant of players from this nation for scoring runs against New Zealand in this particular format.

28: So far, only 28 batters have managed to accumulate over 1000 runs against New Zealand in this particular format of the game.

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