first_imgBrief Scores: New Zealand (93/2) beat India (92) by 8 wickets. Taylor (37*), Nicholls (30*), Bhuvneshwar (2/25) (SCORECARD)India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma described the team’s horror show with the bat in the fourth ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton as one of their “worst batting performances”.Rohit Sharma conceded the pitch didn’t have any demons but India’s inability to deal with the moving ball let them down. Trent Boult made good use of the conditions in Hamilton and picked up a five-wicket haul as the Black Caps pacers ran riot.Rohit didn’t have a memorable outing in his 200th ODI as India were handed an eight-wicket thrashing after New Zealand shot them out for 92 in the first innings.In the absence of Virat Kohli who has been rested for the remainder of the ongoing tour, Rohit was leading the team and it didn’t begin well for him as India were asked to bat after he lost the toss.India were off to a solid start but Trent Boult removed Shikhar Dhawan in the sixth over and triggered a collapse. Seven India batsmen, including Rohit, got out for single-digit scores and Yuzvendra Chahal top scored with 18.At a point in the innings, India were reeling at 35/6 and were in danger of registering their lowest-ever total in ODIs (which stands at 54) but a 25-run stand between Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav helped India avoid an unwanted record.”One of our worst performances with the bat for a long, long time. Something like this, we never expected. But games like these can happen. You got to give credit to the New Zealand bowlers. After losing the first three matches, it was a magnificent effort from their bowlers,” Rohit Sharma said.advertisementNew Zealand bowl India out for 92!A Trent Boult-led bowling attack restricts the visitors to their seventh-lowest total in ODIs in the fourth match at Seddon Park.#NZvIND LIVE (@ICC) January 31, 2019″This is something to learn for us. When the conditions are not easy, we need to understand what we have to do as a batting unit. At times, you need to absorb pressure. We failed to do that today. We have got ourselves to blame ourselves for it.The wicket wasn’t bad at all: Rohit Sharma”Things were looking good at that stage [during the opening stand]. I thought the wicket wasn’t bad at all. It was a very good wicket to bat on. It was about applying ourselves. Once you get in, things will start to look easier. We failed to do that. We didn’t apply ourselves, we played some bad shots as well.”It’s always challenging when the ball is swinging. It’s not just us, any team will find it difficult when the ball is swinging. Having a good run in the limited formats for a number of series. We expected ourselves to do well. I won’t sit here and give excuses about what we didn’t do well. Everyone knows what went wrong.”India have already bagged the series as they clinched an unbeatable lead by winning the first three ODIs. The two teams will meet in the fifth and final ODI of the series in Wellington on Sunday, February 3.Also Read | Entire team holidaying with Virat Kohli? Fans furious as India crash to 92-all outAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: MS Dhoni misses second successive ODI due to injuryAlso See:last_img

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