Team India already grabbed the series but it will be jolt in the confidence of Indian team after low score in 4th ODI. India bundled under 100 runs. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s return as they aim to finish the five-match One-day International (ODI) series against New Zealand with a win.
ndia were bowled out for 92, their lowest total in New Zealand on Thursday. With Virat Kohli rested, and after both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan fell early, India’s middle order crumbled under pressure
honi’s presence will be a factor in that middle order which still isn’t rock solid if skipper Virat Kohli isn’t around.
“We were looking to have a bowl first, to take a bit out from the surface if possible. Obviously, it’s a good surface prepared for two games,” Kane Williamson says at the toss.Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle to start India’s proceedings. Matt Henry opens the attack for New Zealand.
India lose their skipper. Rohit Sharma departs for 2. Matt Henry strikes early for New Zealand, leave India at 8/1 in 4.1 overs. India lost second wicket, Boult dismissed Dhawan for fourth time in the five-match series. Shubman Gill departs for seven. Matt Henry claims his second wickets. India are in deep trouble, 17 for three in seven overs. Beautiful delivery by Trent Boul got wicket of MS Dhoni for one to claim his second wicket. India are 18/4 in 9.3 overs. Miscommunication between Vijay Shankar and Ambati Rayudu cost India a wicket. Shankar departs for 45. This brings an end to the 98-run partnership. India are 116/5 in 31.5 overs. End of 41 overs. India reach 174/5.