MS Dhoni, Trent Boult, India vs New Zealand 2019
MS Dhoni was cleaned up by Trent Boult. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

New Zealand’s premier speedster Trent Boult has continued to breathe down the neck of the Indian batsmen. Boult bowled a brilliant inswinger to former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, who has returned back to the playing XI after missing the last two matches due to a sore hamstring. The Kiwis pacer was able to get the ball back into the right-hander to hit the top of off-stump.

MS Dhoni was late in getting his bat down in time and he was left perplexed. Boult had delivered the ball at a pace of 143 km/h and it was too good for MS Dhoni. Meanwhile, Dhoni has been able to return back to form in 2019.

India vs New Zealand 2019: Watch: Trent Boult Clean Bowled MS Dhoni With a Beauty
Trent Boult celebrates his wicket. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Too good for MS Dhoni.

The talisman batsman has scored 245 runs in 2019. He also scored three back to back fifties in the three-match ODI series against Australia. Thus, he was awarded the Man of the match.

Meanwhile, India has their backs against the wall in the ongoing fifth and final ODI against New Zealand. The visitors have lost four wickets for the score of 28 runs. In fact, India’s stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma had won the toss and decided to bat first.

MS Dhoni, Trent Boult, India vs New Zealand 2019
MS Dhoni was cleaned up by Trent Boult. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

The tourists were bundled out for a paltry score of 92 runs in the previous match. Trent Boult was once again the destructor in chief as he scalped five wickets and bowled his 10 overs on the trot.

India once again lost their openers early as Rohit Sharma was cleaned up by Matt Henry. Shikhar Dhawan tried to play the upper cut but found the third man on the bowling of Trent Boult. Shubman Gill could not get going as he once again made the mistake of hitting the ball in the air.

Here is the wicket of MS Dhoni:

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Gautam Chauhan

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