India have been embarrassingly bowled out for their second lowest ODI score against New Zealand in Hamilton on Thursday, dismissed for 92 after just 30.5 overs.
After losing the toss and being sent in to bat, the Men in Blue slumped to 40 for 7 in the 17th over, albeit minus superstar Virat Kohli who has been rested for the remainder of the series.
Left arm fast bowler Trent Boult caused havoc for the Indian top order, with the swing bowler ripping out openers Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, debutant Shubman Gill and Kedar Jadhav in quick succession.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya played a lone hand smashing four boundaries on his way to 16, before becoming Boult’s fifth victim as the Kiwi speedster finished with figures of 5-21.
Tailenders Kuldeep Yadav (15) and Yuzvendra Chahal (18) helped India in crossing over their lowest ODI score against New Zealand of 88, set in 2010.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
92 all out India … Can’t believe any team would get bowled out for under a 100 these days !!!!!!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 31, 2019
This spell from Trent Boult is, in one word, sensational. What a bowler!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 31, 2019
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) January 31, 2019
Trent Boult 5-21 (10 overs) – his 5th five-wicket haul in ODI's
Boult equals Sir Richard Hadlee for the most five-wicket hauls in ODI's for New Zealand
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) January 31, 2019
India bowled out for a sub-100 total in ODIs for the first since August 2010. Their last under-100 total was also against NZ in Dambulla. #NZvInd
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) January 31, 2019
South Africa was bowled out for 150 the other day. NZ in this series. Moment the Ind team fails one day the reaction is extreme.
This is a sport and it is not played by machines. Bad days happen. We need to be patient and not over react.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 31, 2019
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) January 31, 2019
India's highest score in this innings: Chahal – 18*
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 31, 2019
Kuldeep and Chahal showed once again why they are so important together in the middle overs #NZvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) January 31, 2019
5 for 21 in ten overs. Truly a Boult from the blue!
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) January 31, 2019
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) January 31, 2019
Best figures for NZ vs India (ODIs):
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) January 31, 2019
Most 5-fors for New Zealand in ODIs:
5 – Richard Hadlee
5 – TRENT BOULT*
4 – Shane Bond #NZvIND
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) January 31, 2019