India in New Zealand, 5 ODI Series, 2019

New Zealand vs India - 4th ODI

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

Date & Time: 31 January 2019

New Zealand 93/2

RR: 6.34 | New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Martin Guptill c Hardik Pandya & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Hardik Pandya & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 14421
Henry Nicholls not out not out 304241
Kane Williamson c Dinesh Karthik (W) & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Dinesh Karthik (W) & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 111820
Ross Taylor not out not out 372523
Tom Latham
James Neesham
Mitchell Santner
Colin de Grandhomme
Todd Astle
Matt Henry
Trent Boult
Extras 1 (b 0, lb 0, w 0, nb 1)
Total 93 (2 Wkts, 14.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
14-1 (Martin Guptill,0.4), 39-2 (Kane Williamson,6.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Bhuvneshwar Kumar5 1 25 2 5.00
Khaleel Ahmed3 0 19 0 6.33
Hardik Pandya3 0 15 0 5.00
Yuzvendra Chahal2.4 0 32 0 13.33
Kuldeep Yadav1 0 2 0 2.00
Rohit Sharma 0 0 0 0 0
Shikhar Dhawan 0 0 0 0 0
Shubman Gill 0 0 0 0 0
Ambati Rayudu 0 0 0 0 0
Dinesh Karthik 0 0 0 0 0
Kedar Jadhav 0 0 0 0 0

That's it from this match. Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma's 200th ODI game and debutant Shubman Gill's special day was spoiled by Trent Boult and incurred a heavy defeat on India. Cricketing action between the two sides continues with another ODI still to be played. The 5th ODI will be held on 3rd February at Wellington. That match begins at 1500 local (0200 GMT). Till then, take care. Cheers!

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says he did not expect the ball to swing this much. Credits the way his bowlers bowled. Further adds it was one of those days when everything went according to plan. Mentions it was great to put India under pressure by taking wickets at regular intervals and is also happy to chase this down easily. Ends by saying he is looking forward to the game in Wellington.

Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, says it is one of their worst performances with the bat for a long time. Credits the Kiwi bowlers for the way they bowled. Reckons the conditions were not easy and they could not cope with it. Further adds the wicket was good to bat on but they could not apply themselves. States it is always challenging when the ball is swinging but they still expected his team to put up a good show. He hopes to learn from the mistakes. Ends by saying they will be giving their best in the next game too.

Man of the Match, Trent Boult, says it was good the ball was moving around and he made the most of it. He is happy that they chased the score easily. Admits he is quite satisfied with his performance. Mentions it was a group effort and says he was well-supported by Colin. Informs today's plan was to bowl it full and target the stumps. Ends by saying the series has been a poor one so far and they are happy they have won one here.

Earlier in the day, Trent Boult wrecked havoc with the ball and his 5-wicket haul along with Colin de Grandhomme's 3-fer bundled out India for 92 setting up an easy chase for the Kiwi batters.

There was nothing much the Indian bowlers could have done. Defending 92 in a 50 over game was always going to be an impossible task. However, Indians did have something to rejoice about as Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up two wickets.

It was a walk in the park for the New Zealand batsmen in the second innings chasing a under par score of 93. Guptill started the innings with a six and followed that up with two consecutive boundaries. He was dismissed on the 4th ball of the first over. India got the wicket of Kane Williamson too, but it was just a mere consolation as Henry Nicholls and Ross Taylor did a professional job and finished off the game within 15 overs.

14.4
4
Y Chahal to R Taylor, FOUR! Shorter around off and Taylor cuts it through backward point to finish the game. NEW ZEALAND WIN THE MATCH BY 8 WICKETS.
14.3
6
Y Chahal to R Taylor, SIX! Tossed up on middle and leg, Taylor heaves it over mid-wicket and into the stands for a maximum. Just 4 runs required now to wrap up this game.
14.2
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Shorter outside off, punches it to long on and rotates the strike.
14.1
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Tossed up outside off, Taylor hits it towards point. Rayudu there puts in a dive and saves a boundary. He cannot hold onto it which allows them to take single.
13.6
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Tosses it above the eye line but it is outside off, left alone.
13.5
1
K Yadav to R Taylor, Shortish and it is whipped towards deep backward square leg for a run.
13.4
0
K Yadav to R Taylor, Flighted ball on off, Taylor blocks it out.
13.3
1
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Plays the paddle sweep towards fine leg and bags a run.
13.2
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, On the stumps, defended.
13.1
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Slower through the air outside off, left alone.

Kuldeep Yadav is on now.

12.6
6
Y Chahal to R Taylor, SIX!! Two in two. This is tossed up on middle, Taylor gets on one knee and slogs it over mid-wicket again for another maximum. Ross doesn't want to go for lunch here. Seems like he has other plans.
12.5
6
Y Chahal to R Taylor, SIX! Flighted on middle and leg, Taylor heaves it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
12.4
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Flighted outside off, Ross attempts a sweep but it misses.
12.3
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, On the pads, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
12.2
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Slow on middle, Ross sweeps it towards fine leg and takes a run. The Indian players appeal but the umpire is not interested.
12.1
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Half a chance! Tossed up on middle, Nicholls comes down the track and chips it straight. It goes over Chahal's head. He cannot get his hand to it. The batsmen pick up a single.
11.6
1
H Pandya to H Nicholls, That ball has taken the inside edge onto the pads. They pick up a single.
11.5
4
H Pandya to H Nicholls, FOUR! CRISP! A perfect cover drive. Full and outside off, Nicholls takes his front foot towards the ball and then times it through covers. It went right off the middle and it races to the fence.
11.4
0
H Pandya to H Nicholls, Length ball again on middle, HN looks to put bat on ball but misses. It hits him high on the pads.
11.3
2
H Pandya to H Nicholls, Shortish and outside off, Nicholls cuts it past the diving fielder at point. The third man fielder runs to his left and keeps it down to two.
11.2
0
H Pandya to H Nicholls, On the fuller side, it is driven back to the bowler.
11.1
1
H Pandya to R Taylor, On the shorter side, Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep square leg for a run.
10.6
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, On the pads, Ross flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
10.5
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Shorter in length, Ross cuts it straight to the fielder at point.
10.4
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, On middle and leg, Taylor pushes it to the fielder at mid on.
10.3
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Flighted on middle, Ross calmly blocks it off his front foot.
10.2
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Tossed up on off and middle, Taylor taps this back to the bowler.
10.1
4
Y Chahal to R Taylor, FOUR! Starts with a real lose delivery. Full toss on the pads, Ross loves the on side and won't miss out on that one. He flicks it away through square leg for a boundary.

Powerplay 2 has been signalled. Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the circle till the 40th over. However it looks like it won't last till then.

9.6
0
H Pandya to H Nicholls, On a length, Nicholls defends it.
9.5
0
H Pandya to H Nicholls, Back of a length delivery on off. The ball swings away after pitching. Nicholls tries to play but gets beaten.
9.4
0
H Pandya to H Nicholls, Length delivery outside off, Nicholls defends it off the front foot.
9.3
0
H Pandya to H Nicholls, Full on middle and off, Henry drives it to the fielder at mid off.
9.2
0
H Pandya to H Nicholls, Length delivery pitching on leg, the ball goes away after pitching. Nicholls looks to flick but it flicks off his pad. The Indian players all go up in appeal. They have a brief discussion but Pandya was not sure and they decide to opt against the review.
9.1
1
H Pandya to R Taylor, Good length delivery on off, the ball comes in after pitching. Ross nudges it to mid on and takes a quick single.
8.6
0
B Kumar to H Nicholls, Length again on off, Nicholls goes back and pushes it to mid on.
8.5
0
B Kumar to H Nicholls, Angles it into the batter, Nicholls tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
8.4
1
B Kumar to R Taylor, On the pads, it is worked towards fine leg for an easy single.
8.3
2
B Kumar to R Taylor, Up and over! Not off the middle but hit well enough to clear mid off and collect two.
8.2
2
B Kumar to R Taylor, Good shot! Full and outside off, Taylor leans into it and times it through extra cover, Chahal from mid off gives it a chase and keeps it down to two.
8.1
0
B Kumar to R Taylor, Good length on off, it is kept out.
7.6
0
H Pandya to H Nicholls, Back of a length this time and Henry calmly blocks it.