New Zealand beats India by 8 wickets and consoled the 5 match ODI series by 3-1. Picking 5 wickets on Seddon Park, Hamilton Trent Boult won the man of the match.
As India Captain Rohit Sharma lost the toss and came to bat with Shikhar Dhawan. But at 21 runs on the scoreboard, Shikhar Dhawan became the first pickup to Trent Boult. Then Rohit Sharma became another pickup to Trent Boult adding only 2 runs only.
At 33 runs on the scoreboard, Ambati Raydu, Dinesh Kartik and Shubman Gill went back to the pavilion. Then Kedar Jadhav also went back adding only 2 runs and India lost their last batting hope by the wicket. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar became another pickup to Grandhome at 40 runs on the scoreboard.
After the wicket of Hadrik Pandya at 55 runs on the scoreboard, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal made the longest partnership of 25 runs. As scoring 15 runs from 33 balls with a four, Kuldeep Yadav got out to Todd Astle. Then Yuzvendra Chahal made another 12 runs with Khaleed Ahmed. Yuzvendra Chahal scored highest 18 runs from 37 balls with 3 fours but scored team total 93 runs from 30.5 overs.
Kiwi pacer Trent Boult bagged 5 wickets from 21 runs and man of the match title. Coline de Grandhome also had three wickets and companied Trent Boult on the wicket-taking festival. Each Todd Astle and James Neesham got a wicket too.
New Zealand Inning
For this tiny target, New Zealand lost their opener, Martine Guptill, scoring 14 runs from 4 deliveries on the 4th ball of the first over at 14 runs on the scoreboard. Captain Kane Williamson also became a pickup to Bhubaneshwar Kumar at 39 runs on the scoreboard. Both wickets were going to Bhubaneshwar Kumar.
Then another opener Henry Nichols and Ross Taylor made no mistake to reach the tiny score. Henry Nichols got an unbeatable inning of 30 runs off 42 runs with 4 fours and a six. Another unbeatable batsman Ross Taylor scored 37 runs from 25 balls only with a couple of fours and 3 sixes. New Zealand beats India by 8 wickets and consoled the 5 match ODI series by 3-1.
Man of the match
Picking five wickets Trent Boult had the man of the match, “Nice to see the ball moving around, made the most of it. Nice to chase it down as well. It swung around nicely; pretty satisfying. To make most of it is another thing. It was good fun, nice to bowl them out cheaply. I tried to pitch it up as much as possible. It was tough (going 0-3 down), but to pull it back is satisfying. (On his plans for the evening) I’m not sure. I’ll have lunch and enjoy the win.”
Finally, New Zealand beats India by 8 wickets and consoled the 5 match ODI series by 3-1. Though India played their bench player New Zealand got a wonderful comeback. Hope the last match on Wellington will more contesting on 3rd February.