Boult’s brilliance hands over a late come back win for Kiwis
Outstanding bowling spells from Kiwi bowlers endured a late come back win for them in the fourth ODI against India at Seddon Park.
India have already secured the five-match ODI series with them with hat trick wins in the first three games of the ODI series. India came into the match to continue their domination while the hosts aimed for some come back performances.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first on a swinging trach which we witnessed the first time in the series. India had a couple of changed as Shubman Gill and Khaleel Ahmed came in while the hosts also had a couple of changes asTodd Astle and Matt Henry came in.
Right from the start Indians had a disastrous day with the bat. India were bowled out for only 92 runs in their innings and Trent Boult was the player of the show with another five-wicket haul.
Shikhar Dhawan was the first one to go on 13 runs and that started a worst batting collapse for India in recent times. India lost all their main batsmen early at were at a hectic situation of 35/6 at one point.
From there, India were unable to make come back in the innings even though Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal had a decent partnership in terms of their batting form. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal scored 15 and 18 respectively. For New Zealand, Trent Boult bowled another magnificent spell of five wickets while Colin de Grandhomme bagged three to his name.
In reply, the hosts had an easy chase even though they lost two early wickets of Martin Guptill and the skipper Kane Williamson. Henry Nicholls who was promoted as an opener had a good day with unbeaten 30 runs while Ross Taylor stayed on 37 runs.
Finally, New Zealand won the fourth ODI by 8 wickets and opened their account in the five-match series which is in the hands of the visitors with an equation of 3-1 now.
India: 92-all out (30.5)
Yuzvendra Chahal18*, Hardik Pandya 16
Trent Boult 5/21, Colin de Grandhomme 3/26
New Zealand: 93/2 (14.4)
Ross Taylor 37*, Henry Nicholls 30*
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/25