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New Zealand opened their account in the series with a thumping eight-wicket win against India in the fourth ODI in Hamilton. Putting the visitors in to bat, the hosts stuck early with Trent Boult dismissing both openers inside the first Powerplay. India's innings never got any momentum as they were bundled out for 92 inside 31 overs with Boult picking five for 21 and Colin de Grandhomme supporting him with figures of 3 for 26. The hosts chased it down with 212 balls to spare and eight wickets in hand, with Ross Taylor top scoring with a 25-ball unbeaten 37.
Stats highlights from the fourth ODI in Hamilton
India's batting struggles:
92 - Seventh lowest total for which India have been bowled out in ODIs and the lowest since 2010, which also incidentally came against New Zealand in Dambulla. It is only the third time they been bowled out for less than 100 batting first, and the first time since 1981.
Lowest totals for India in ODIs
212 - Balls taken by New Zealand to reach the target of 93 - the biggest ever win in terms of balls to spare for any team against India in ODIs. The previous biggest was 209 balls by Sri Lanka in Dambulla in 2010 as they chased down 104 in 15.1 overs.
1 - Previous instance of a player batting at number ten or below top scoring for India in an ODI, Yuzvendra Chahal's unbeaten 18 being the highest individual score in India's tally of 92. The previous instance came against Pakistan in Toronto in 1998 when Javagal Srinath scored 43 in a total of 180.
1 - Run scored by India's number four to six - Ambati Rayudu (0), Dinesh Karthik (0) and Kedar Jadhav (1) - the lowest for India in an ODI. The previous lowest was two runs against Australia in Centurion in World Cup 2003.
Boult's day in the sun:
2 - Boult became the second bowler to bag 100 wickets in ODIs in New Zealand after Daniel Vettori who took 129 wickets from as many matches. Overall, Boult is the 27th bowler to take 100 ODI wickets in a country.
49 - ODIs taken by Boult to reach the milestone of 100 wickets in New Zealand - the fewest required by any bowler in a country. The previous fastest to 100 wickets in a country was 53 ODIs by Waqar Younis in UAE, all matches played in Sharjah.
5 - Five-wicket hauls for Boult in ODI cricket - the joint most for a New Zealand bowler in the format alongside Richard Hadlee. While Hadlee took 115 ODIs, Boult's fifers have come in just 75. Only Waqar Younis had more five-fers after 75 ODIs than Boult - six - while Lance Klusener and Mitchell Starc also have five each.
5/21 by Boult is the second-best figures for a New Zealand bowler against India in ODI cricket after Shane Bond's 6/19 in Bulawayo in 2005. This is the second five-wicket haul in ODIs in Hamilton, with Boult picking up the first as well - 6/33 against Australia in 2017.
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