New Zealand finally clinched a victory in the ongoing five-match home ODI series against India as they claimed a dominating eight wickets victory (with 212 balls remaining) in the fourth ODI of the series at Seddon Park (Hamilton). New Zealand is now trailing the series by 1-3 with one match to go.
After winning the toss, New Zealand decided to field first. They bundled out the visiting side for just 92 runs in 30.5 overs. In reply, the hosts chased down the target comfortably in 14.4 overs after losing only two wickets.
Brief Score: India – 92 in 30.5 overs (Yuzvendra Chahal 18*, Hardik Pandya 16; Trent Boult 5/21)
New Zealand – 93/2 in 14.4 overs (Ross Taylor 37*, Henry Nicholls 30*; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/25)
Result – New Zealand won by eight wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma played his 200th ODI.
- 14th Indian player to play 200 or more ODIs.
ii) Rohit Sharma led the Indian cricket team.
- Rohit’s first ODI captaincy outside the Asian soil. Earlier, he has only experienced a T20I captaincy outside the Asian soil (against South Africa at Cape Town on 24 February 2018).
iii) Making his international debut at the age of just 19 years & 145 days, Shubman Gill came to bat at no.3 and scored nine runs.
- Youngest Indian ODI debutant batsman to bat in top three. The previous record holder was Virat Kohli who had achieved this feat at the age of just 19 years & 287 days.
- The fourth youngest Indian ODI batsman to bat in top three. Parthiv Patel (first time in 18 years & 38 days), Suresh Raina (18 years & 246 days) and Yuvraj Singh (18 years & 322 days) are in the top three of this list.
iv) New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult (102 ODI wickets) completed 100 ODI wickets at home.
- Only second New Zealand bowler to claim 100 or more ODI wickets at home. The first New Zealand bowler to achieve this feat was the former New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori (129 ODI wickets at home).
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v) New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult had the bowling figure of 10-4-21-5.
- The second best ODI bowling figure by a New Zealand bowler against India. The record is 9-3-19-6 by Shane Bond at Bulawayo on 26 August 2005.
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vi) India was bundled out for just 92 runs.
- The second lowest completed ODI total for India against New Zealand. India’s lowest record is 88 (29.3 overs) at Dambulla on 10 August 2010.
- The third lowest completed ODI total for any visiting side against New Zealand in New Zealand. The two lowest records are 74 by Pakistan at Dunedin (13 January 2018) and 89 by England at Wellington (16 February 2002).
- India’s seventh-lowest completed ODI total.
vii) New Zealand won the match by eight wickets with 212 balls remaining.
- India’s largest ODI defeat (by ball remaining in the second innings after winning). Their previous record was losing by eight wickets with 209 balls remaining against Sri Lanka at Dambulla on 22 August 2010.
- New Zealand’s largest ODI victory (by ball remaining in the second innings after winning) against India. Their previous record was winning by seven wickets with 146 balls remaining at Queenstown on 4 January 2003.