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. Earlier in the day. Trent Boult wreaked havoc with the ball and his 5-wicket haul along with Colin de Grandhomme's 3-for 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.
Now you know why Dhoni plays slow in these conditions. #4thODI— Prateek Sank Sinha (@sank_sinha) January 31, 2019
VS WI 2009: MSD in at 7/3, from 22*(47) to 95(130)— Prateek Sank Sinha (@sank_sinha) January 31, 2019
VS Pak 2013: MSD in at 29/5, from 33*(75) to 113*(125)
VS Aus 2013: MSD in at 76/4, from 25*(45) to 139(121)
VS Eng 2017: MSD in at 25/3, from 21*(45) to 134(122)
Name a better player under crisis. I'll wait.#Dhoni #4thODI
Looks like the entire Indian cricket team went on a vacation with Virat Kohli. #NZvIND— Ajith Ramamurthy (@Ajith_tweets) January 31, 2019
I was worried that I would have to postpone a few appointments. But the Indian cricket team has been very considerate. This match should be over before I finish breakfast 🙂 #NZvIND— Hemant (@hemantbuch) January 31, 2019
It was a walk in the park for the New Zealand batsmen in the second innings chasing an 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.