New Zealand’s premier pace bowler, Trent Boult was all over the Indians in the Hamilton ODI. Boult recorded his best bowling figures against India, collecting 5/21 in his ten overs. Though the Men in Blue had already won the series, the Kiwis didn’t give up on a fight; wrapping the visitors on 92, their second-lowest total against NZ in ODIs. Moreover, the man of the hour, Trent Boult said he didn’t see it coming, and that he is delighted to attain such numbers for his country.
The ball swung, and it helped me – Boult
10-3-21-5 is what it looked like after Trent Boult finished his quota in the fourth ODI. Meanwhile, it all began when Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to ball first. In the absence of regular skipper, Virat Kohli, it was Rohit Sharma who led the team. Both teams made a couple of changes, as for India, Shubman Gill made his ODI debut while Khaleel Ahmed returned in for Mohammed Shami.
However, Boult didn’t take long before striking gold. Getting to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan for the third time in four games, the left-arm pacer opened the gates. Then, it was a matter of time, before he ran through the top-order. Rohit and Shubman gave returning catches to the fast bowler, whereas, he got Kedar Jadhav trapped in front before getting Pandya on a short ball.
Not only him, but it was three wickets from Colin de Grandhomme which put India on the mat. At one stage, the visitors were reeling at 40 for seven; eventually adding 52 more runs before getting all out.
While chasing, Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked two scalps in Guptill and Kane, as New Zealand won the match with eight wickets in hands.
In conditions like these, we made most of the toss – Trent
‘Pretty good, to get them all-out for 92, didn’t see that coming. The ball swung and it came well for me. It was hot and humid, it’s a good wicket and credit to the boys. In conditions like these, you are going to make the most of it (winning the toss), coming after three good batting wickets. We were good in the field, had some energy and showed good intensity. Bit of a both (if KW insisted bowling 10 overs on the trot or was it his own call). CDG bowled very well, hopefully, I don’t need to go out and bat today’