IND vs NZ, 4th ODI: New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets, chase down target in 14.4 overs

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WION Web Team Hamilton, New Zealand Jan 31, 2019, 11.05 AM (IST)

New Zealand chased down India's 93 runs target in just 14.4 overs to defeat India by eight wickets in the fourth ODI at Seddon Park, Hamilton on Thursday. 

Henry Nicholls and Ross Taylor remained unbeaten and made 30 and 37 respectively to register their first win in the five-match series. The host lost the first three ODIs.

For India, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck twice to dismiss two New Zealand players. He first dismissed Martin Guptill for 14 and later picked up the wicket of Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson for 11.

India were all out for 92. The Lower batting order played a better game than the top players as they saved India's pride by taking them past their lowest ever total of 54 runs at Sharjah in 2000. 

Yuzvendra Chahal remained unbeaten for 18 and is the highest individual runs scored today followed by Hardik Pandya's 16. 

However, he was dismissed by Trent Boult. Boult has clinched five wickets in his 10 overs and gave away just 21 runs. He also bowled four maiden overs. 

Earlier, New Zealand dismissed India's top six players in quick succession to dominate the fourth ODI.

At a point, with just 12 overs into the game, India has already lost six wickets and have made just 35 runs. 

Put into bat, 'Men In Blue' lost opener Shikhar Dhawan for just 13 runs. Minutes later, stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma also lost his wicket for seven runs. 

Both the openers were dismissed by Trent Boult, taking India's score to 23 for the loss of two wickets after eight overs.

But the damage did not stop there as Colin de Grandhomme struck twice to put his side in a commanding position. He first dismissed Rayudu and took Karthik's wickets in two successive deliveries. 

Boult struck again to dismiss Shubman Gill, then young sensation who proved his cricketing prowess against Australia in Tests. It is his ODI debut game. 

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and invited India to bat first in the fourth ODI on Thursday.

After six overs, India's score stands at 21 for loss of one wicket. 

Rohit Sharma is leading the team in absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the last two ODIs.

Young Shubman Gill will make his debut for India, while left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed has replaced Mohammed Shami. 

MS Dhoni is still not fit and will miss this ODI also.  India are 3-0 up in the five-match series.

Teams:
India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Trent Boult. 

Story highlights

Henry Nicholls and Ross Taylor remained unbeaten and made 30 and 37 respectively to register their first win in the five-match series. The host lost the first three ODIs.