Boult five-for helps New Zealand tame India

Trent Boult picked a five wicket haul as New Zealand thrashed India in the fourth ODI.

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Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE scores, updates and ball-by-ball commentary from the fourth ODI between India and New Zealand.



  • There's the win. New Zealand finally found a way to halt India's winning streak as it beats the visitor by eight wickets. Brilliant show by Trent Boult with the ball as his five-wicket haul set the tone for his team's win.
  • Fifty is up for New Zealand and the home side has its sight on their first win of the series.
  • WICKET - Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes and he gets the prized scalp of Kane Williamson.
  • New Zealand is cruising at this stage as Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls are finding the boundaries at ease.
  • India needs to pick wickets in a cluster to keep its winning run intact. Kane Williamson joins Henry Nicholls.
  • WICKET - After a six and couple of boundaries, Bhuvneshwar Kumar picks up Martin Guptill.
  • SIX - Martin Guptill starts with a maximum as he tonks Bhuvneshwar Kumar over deep-midwicket.
  • WICKET -  That's the end of India's innings. New Zealand bowls out India for a mere 92. Trent Boult ran through the Indian batting line-up with a five-wicket haul and Colin de Grandhomme picked three wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal with an unbeaten 18 was the highest run scorer for India.
  • Finally a boundary and this time it's from the willow of Yuvedra Chahal. Top edge, flies over the keeper's head and India won't mind that.
  • WICKET - Trent Boult takes a five-wicket haul and that's the end of Hardik Pandya. What an embarrassing show by the Indian batsmen after winning the series.
  • Hardik Pandya hits Trent Boult for three boundaries in the over and helps India limp past its lowest ODI score of 54.


  • WICKET - Bowled'in through the gate and that's the end of Bhuvneshwar Kumar as New Zealand are firmly on top. India loses its seventh wicket.
  • From 21 for mo loss to 40 for the loss of six wickets, India has slipped in dramatic fashion. Big responsibility on Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
  • WICKET - The procession continues and Kedar Jadhav departs for 1. The swinging ball has caught the Indians napping and Trent Boult with a peach of a delivery traps Jadhav.
  • WICKET - That's the end of Shubman Gill and he departs for 9. Gill departs in a similar fashion like Rohit Sharma. Tries to play straight but is undone by the extra bounce and Trent Boult takes a simple return catch. India five down.
  • WICKET - Colin de Grandhomme is on fire as this time he removes Dinesh Karthik for a duck. Loose shot from Karthik pushes a back of length delivery without much conviction and the ball takes the outside edge on its way to the keeper. India in doldrums.


  • WICKET - India is in deep trouble now as Ambati Rayudu departs for a duck. Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack and gets a wicket straightaway. Rayudu's poor form in this series continues. Drives it on the up and Martin Guptill latches on to it at short extra cover.
  • Welcome to international cricket - That's what probably Trent Boult means as he unsettles the young Shubman Gill. Excellent opening spell.
  • First runs for Shubman Gill as he gets underway with a boundary. Has looked nice and compact.
  • WICKET - No double hundred for Rohit Sharma in his 200th game as Trent Boult takes a brilliant return catch. Rohit hits on the up and Boult doesn't miss it. Double blow for India.
  • Right then. Debutant Shubman Gill walks in to accompany Rohit Sharma.
  • WICKET - Shikhar Dhawan falls as Trent Boult traps the southpaw for 13.
  • Up and over as Shikhar Dhawan follows it with a maximum to give India a fine start.
  • First boundary of the day and Shikhar Dhawan creams Matt Henry to backward point for a boundary.

India XI: R Sharma, S Dhawan, S Gill, A Rayudu, D Karthik, K Jadhav, H Pandya, B Kumar, K Yadav, K Ahmed, Y Chahal.

New Zealand XI: M Guptill, H Nicholls, K Williamson, R Taylor, T Latham, J Neesham, M Santner, C de Grandhomme, T Astle, M Henry, T Boult.



Toss: New Zealand won the toss and have elected to bowl first.

Shubman Gill makes debut: Proud moment for young Shubman Gill as he makes his ODI debut and receives his India cap from former India skipper MS Dhoni.


His penchant for hitting double hundreds is universally acknowledged and skipper Rohit Sharma will be eager to make his 200th appearance for India a memorable one with a solid performance against a below-par New Zealand in the fourth ODI on Thursday.

With the series already sealed, Rohit, who has a good record as stand-in captain and has three double hundreds in ODIs to his credit, would aim to tighten the noose around New Zealand in what could be another batting friendly track at Seddon Park.

A 4-0 lead will be India’s biggest series win (across formats) in its 52 years of touring New Zealand having first visited the country back in 1967.

For India, the two remaining matches gives the side an ideal platform to once again test the bench strength and give the younger men a feel of match situations.



India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shubman Gill, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, and Ross Taylor.