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31-Jan-2019 06:05:00 GMT
NZ v Ind - 4th ODI, Hamilton

Boult fifer stars as New Zealand crush India

Hamilton: India have been bowled out for a low total of 92 in the fourth ODI series against New Zealand at Hamilton on Thursday.

For hosts, Trent Boult was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 5 for 21. Having missed the series of regular skipper Virat Kohli and experience MS Dhoni, Indian batting fall like a pack of cards.

Boult’s 5/21, his fifth five wicket haul, is the second best figures for New Zealand against India in the limited overs format. Previously it was pacer Shane Bond (6/19) in 2005 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Apart from Boult, Colin de Grandhomme picked up three wickets while Todd Astle and James Neesham chipped in with one wicket each.

The highest scorer for India was Yuzvendra Chahal who scored 18 runs. None of the batsmen was able to stay for as Kiwis are on a roll in the fourth ODI.

Brief scores:
New Zealand 93 for 2 (Taylor 37*, Nicholls 30*, B Kumar 2-25) beat India 92 (Boult 5-21, de Grandhomme 3-26) by 8 wickets

Having already lost the series, hosts have shown remarkable comeback in this match with Trent Boult picking up five wickets. He was ell supported by Grandhomme (3-26).

Openers Shikhar Dhawan and stand in skipper Rohit Sharma could contribute only 13 and 7 runs respectively. Debutant Shubhman Gill was out for 9 runs.

New Zealand ran down the target in just 14.2 overs. Bhuvneshwar picks up two wickets but New Zealand not lost further wicket and chase down with 212 balls remaining.


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