Black Caps hammering a actuality test

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31 Jan 2019, 17:10 IST
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India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar trudges off after being bowled

Bhuvneshwar Kumar says India’s humiliating thrashing by the hands of New Zealand within the fourth ODI at Seddon Park ought to function a actuality test.

The excellent Trent Boult claimed 5-21 as India had been skittled out for his or her seventh-lowest ODI whole of 92 in Hamilton on Thursday.

New Zealand wanted solely 14.four overs to seal an eight-wicket victory in a fourth match of a collection that India have already gained.

Kumar stated the drubbing confirmed India – who had been captained by Rohit Sharma with Virat Kohli rested for the rest of the tour – can in poor health afford to let their requirements slip with yet another ODI and three Twenty20 encounters to return.

The seamer stated: “When you have a look at the cricket now we have been taking part in in the previous couple of months, now we have performed good cricket and such matches come after a while.

“So, it’s a type of actuality test what we are able to do and enhance within the subsequent matches.

“We had been assured after successful the collection however issues did not go our method. I do not need to take credit score away from these guys [New Zealand]. They bowled rather well and outplayed us.”

Kumar stated Kohli was sorely missed, however India should present they’ll cope with out the prolific captain.

“You at all times miss him in such type of wickets however on the identical time it was a chance for Shubman Gill, who got here in his place. What he [Kohli] has carried out is wonderful however we at all times do not need to rely on him,” he added.

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