Trent Boult took five wickets for 21 runs to lead New Zealand to a face-saving eight-wicket win over India on Thursday in the fourth one-day cricket international.

India had already won the five-match series 3-0, outplaying New Zealand by eight wickets in the first match, 90 runs in the second and seven wickets in the third.

“I think it was one of our worst performances with the bat for a long, long time,” stand-in captain Rohit Sharma said. “Games like this can happen. You’ve got to give credit to the New Zealand bowlers; after losing three matches to come out and bowl like that was a magnificent effort.”

Earlier, Rohit Sharma reflected on his journey to 200 ODIs. The right hand batsman became the 14th Indian player to play 200 one-day internationals. “Yeah, 200th game is special. Lots of ups and downs but I am happy where I am,” Sharma said during the pre-match interview.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *