India vs New Zealand: Trent Boult condemns India to heavy defeat in Hamilton

first_img Rohan Sen HamiltonJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 11:21 IST Trent Boult picked up his fifth five-wicket haul in ODIs to dismiss India for their lowest total in New Zealand (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTrent Boult picked up his 5th ODI five-wicket haul to bowl out India for 92New Zealand chased down India’s total with 8 wickets and 25.3 overs to spareEven with the loss India still lead the five-match series 3-1 with a match to goBrief Scores: New Zealand (93/2) beat India (92) by 8 wickets. Taylor (37*), Nicholls (30*), Bhuvneshwar (2/25) (SCORECARD) India’s first match without Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in the one-day international team in four years turned out to be a disastrous one as they lost to New Zealand by 8 wickets in the inconsequential fourth ODI in Hamilton on Thursday.Trent Boult was the star of the show for the hosts as he picked up his 5th ODI five-wicket haul to bowl out India for 92, their lowest total in New Zealand in the format. India suffered their heaviest defeat while defending a total as the the hosts won with 212 balls to spare.The Kiwis in reply, lost the wickets of Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson inside 7 overs but Henry Nicholls and Ross Taylor ensured that no more wickets fell as they raced to victory in the 15th over. The win helped New Zealand register its first win in the five-match series which India lead 3-1.Nicholls remained unbeaten on 30 while Taylor scored 37 with Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagging two wickets for India.Earlier, India were shot out for their seventh lowest total in ODIs as Boult ran through the batting lineup with figures of 5 for 21.Notably, Kohli was not playing for India in the fourth ODI as the India captain was rested for the remainder of the New Zealand tour, including the T20I series, after the third ODI.Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni also missed the match as he failed to recover from the hamstring injury that kept him out of the third ODI as well. This is the first time since 2015 India played an ODI without both Dhoni and Kohli in the playing XI.advertisementThere it is! What a day at Seddon Park. An eight wicket win set up by a stunning spell of bowling by Trent Boult. Taylor 37* and Nicholls 30* finish things off. Scorecard | https://t.co/GB9AZdmmkL #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/tWYAneUQ71BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 31, 2019Boult and Colin de Grandhomme made the most of helpful conditions at Seddon Park as they shared 8 wickets between themselves with Todd Astle and James Neesham getting a wicket each.Boult, who bowled 10 overs on the trot, equalled legendary all-rounder Richard Hadlee’s record for the most five-wicket hauls (5) by a New Zealand bowler in ODIs thanks to his nearly-unplayable spell. He got the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya.De Grandhomme also managed to trouble the Indian batsmen by getting the ball to move in the air. The medium pacer broke India’s middle-order by removing Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu for 0. He also castled Bhuvneshwar Kumar to make sure the tail didn’t wag.Wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal then fought hard and stitched a 25-run partnership for the ninth wicket which ensured that India didn’t get bowled out for its lowest score in ODIs against New Zealand, which is 88.Stand-in captain Rohit certainly didn’t have a memorable time in what is also his 200th ODI. After losing the toss, he had said that India wanted to bat anyway in order to try and analyse a few things in the lead up to the World Cup.Not many expected the scorecard but India’s familiar batting woes failure to adapt to swing and seam were exposed by the New Zealand pacers who were relentlessly attacking the wickets.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow New Zealand vs IndiaFollow India vs New ZealandFollow Ind vs NZFollow Trent BoultFollow Rohit SharmaFollow 4th ODIFollow match report India vs New Zealand: Trent Boult condemns India to heavy defeat in HamiltonNew Zealand bowled out India for 92 and these chased down the target with 8 wickets and 212 balls to spare in Hamilton.advertisementlast_img

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