New Zealand thrash India by eight wickets

Hamilton, Jan 31 (GCSports) New Zealand thrashed India by eight wickets to claim a consolation win in the fourth ODI at Seddon Park on Thursday.

Rohit Sharma failed to make his 200th appearance for India as he lost his wicket in the eighth over.

With this win, India are 3-1 up in the five-match ODI series.

Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten knock of 37 runs and shared a match-winning 54-run stand with Henry Nicholls (30*).

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the only successful bowler for India as he took two wickets in Martin Guptill (14) and Kane Williamson (11).

Earlier, Trent Boult claimed a five-wicket following which New Zealand bundled out India for paltry 92 runs in 30.5 overs in Hamilton.

It was India’s lowest total in the ODIs is 54 against Sri Lanka at Sharjah in 2000. It is for the 7th time in history the Men in Blue have failed to cross the 100-run mark in the 50-overs cricket.

Colin de Grandhomme also hepled his kiwis by sending three top batsmen to pavilion.

New Zealand won the toss, and opted to bowl in Hamilton. India were playing with two changes, where Shubman Gill came in place of Virat Kohli and Khaleel Ahmed replaces Mohammed Shami.

However, India have already won the series after taking an unassailable 3-0 lead on Monday.

Via UNI-India

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