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NZ vs Ind: Talking points from 4th New Zealand-India ODI follwing the visitors' loss

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | P N VISHNU
Published Jan 31, 2019, 12:31 pm IST
Updated Jan 31, 2019, 4:31 pm IST
India lost the fourth ODI to New Zealand by eight wickets in Hamilton's Seddon Park on Thursday.
After outplaying New Zealand in the first three ODIs to clinch the series, India suffered the same fate as the hosts after suffering a huge defeat. (Photo: AFP)
 After outplaying New Zealand in the first three ODIs to clinch the series, India suffered the same fate as the hosts after suffering a huge defeat. (Photo: AFP)

Hamilton: After outplaying New Zealand in the first three ODIs to clinch the series, India suffered the same fate as the hosts after suffering a huge defeat.

On Thursday, Trent Boult (5/21) was the star man for the Kiwis after he picked up his fifth five-wicket haul as New Zealand registered a consolation win.

 

Here, we look at some of the talking points from the game.

A new low for Team India

A Virat Kohli-less India struggled to find form in Thursday’s fourth ODI, and they collapsed to their lowest-ever total in 50-over cricket on Kiwi soil. While Kohli was rested for the remainder of the New Zealand tour, MS Dhoni missed the game as he is still recovering from a hamstring injury. The Men in Blue’s lowest ODI score in New Zealand before this was 108.

Boult sets new record

With his fifth five-wicket haul in ODIs, Trent Boult equalled Richard Hadlee’s record for the most number of five-for’s by a Kiwi cricketer in ODIs. Boult finished with figures of 5/21.

Rohit Sharma climbs Mt 200, again

India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma is very often known for smashing double tons. However, on Thursday, he achieved another feat as he played his 200th ODI, becoming the 14th Indian to do so. However, he had a forgettable outing after he was dismissed for just seven runs from 23 balls.

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