Trent Boult claimed a five-wicket haul as New Zealand thrashed India by eight wickets to claim a consolation win in the fourth One Day International at Seddon Park on Thursday. India seemed shorn of their aura in the absence of talismanic skipper Virat Kohli as New Zealand pulled off a stunning eight-wicket win in the fourth cricket one-dayer to halt the visiting side’s domination on Thursday. Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten knock of 37 runs and shared a match-winning 54-run stand with Henry Nicholls (30*) for the third-wicket after New Zealand bowled out India for paltry 92 runs in 30.5 overs.
However, India are 3-1 up in the five-match ODI series. Rohit Sharma was leading the men-in-blue in his 200th ODI match and in the absence of talismanic skipper Virat Kohli. After being asked to bat first by the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson, India’s top order collapsed against seamer Trent Boult, who picked up a five-wicket haul. With a late partnership from Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, India managed to go from 55/8 to 80/9 before being bowled out for 92 in the 31st over.