Ind vs NZ, 4th ODI: New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets
Hamilton: Chasing a record low total of 92 runs set by India, New Zealand easily defeated the guests by 8 wickets in the fourth and penultimate One Day International match here on Thursday.
New Zealand lost their first wicket in the fourth delivery in form of Martin Guptill (14). Kane Williamson (11), who seemed good in the middle was next to depart.
Henry Nicholas (30 not out) and veteran batsman Ross Taylor (37 not out) then applied themselves perfectly and completed the proceeding with ease.
Earlier, Indian batting line collapsed completely sans skipper Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni against New Zealand Pacer Trent Boult’s carnage who sent five batsmen back to pavillion.
Despite having a long batting line-up, India failed drastically as only two batsmen — Shikhar Dhawan (13) and Hardik Pandya (16) — only managed to have a double-digit score.
Middle-order batsmen Ambati Rayudu (0) Dinesh Karthik (0) and Kedar Jadhav (1) were dismissed by Grandhomme and Boult.
Debutant Shubman Gill (9) also failed to live up to the expectations as the youngster got caught and bowled by Boult.