India’s five-match winning run in ODIs came to a crushing end with a eight wicket defeat to New Zealand in the fourth game on Thursday. Asked to bat first, India were all out for just 92. Left-arm pacer Trent Boult was the destructor-in-chief, picking up a stunning 5 for 21 off his 10 overs including 4 maidens. In reply, New Zealand chased down the total without breaking much of a sweat to get back to winning ways.
With the game now all done and dusted, we take a look at all the major stats and numbers recorded during the game:
1. New Zealand chased down the total with 212 balls to spare. The defeat is India’s worst ever in terms of balls to spare in ODI cricket. Their previous biggest was by 209 balls against Sri Lanka during the 2010 Dambulla ODI when the islanders had chased down the target of 104 in only 15.1 overs.
2. Yuzvendra Chahal’s 18 was the highest score for India in the game. It was only the second instance in ODI cricket that a No.10 or lower position batsman top-scored for India. The first one took place in 1996 when Javagal Srinath scored 43 against Pakistan in the Toronto ODI.
3. India’s total of 92/10 is their second lowest total in ODI cricket against New Zealand. Their lowest ODI total against the Kiwis is 88/10 in the 2010 Dambulla ODI.
4. India’s total in Hamilton is also their 7th lowest overall in the ODI cricket and the 3rd lowest while batting first. They were bowled out for 63 against Australia in the 1981 Sydney ODI and 79/10 against Pakistan in the 1978 Sialkot ODI.
5. India’s No.4 (Ambati Rayudu 0), No.5 (Dinesh Karthik 0) and No.6 (Kedar Jadhav 1) collectively scored 1 run in the game which is the lowest by the number 4,5 and 6 Indian batsmen in an ODI inning. The previous record in an ODI was two runs during the 2003 CWC game against Australia in Centurion.
6. Trent Boult became the 2nd player to claim 100 wickets in ODI cricket in New Zealand. Daniel Vettori picked up 129 wickets in New Zealand in as many ODI matches. Boult now has 102 ODI wickets at home.
7. Boult reached the 100-ODI wicket mark at home in just 49 games and became the quickest to 100 ODI wickets in a country among the 27 players. The previous quickest was Waqar Younis from 53 matches in UAE. He claimed 114 ODI wickets in UAE from 61 matches.
8. At the age of 19 years and 145 days, Shubman Gill became the youngest Indian to bat in the top three on ODI debut. The previous youngest was Virat Kohli who opened the innings against Sri Lanka in 2008 at the age of 19 years and 287 days.
9. The eight-wicket loss ended Rohit Sharma’s 12 consecutive wins as skipper in International cricket. This is the joint-longest winning streak for an Indian captain alongside Virat Kohli who achieved it 2017.