Not Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni is India’s 'Mr Dependable', Twitterati React After Men in Blue Bundled Out for 92 in 4th ODI vs New Zealand
New Zealand players celebrate fall of a wicket against India. (Photo: Getty Images)

India were bowled out for a paltry 92 in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match series against New Zealand at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. This is India’s seventh-lowest total in ODIs. Left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult was the wrecker-in-chief as he returned with figures of 5 for 21. Apart from him, Colin de Grandhomme picked three wickets while Jimmy Neesham and Todd Astle chipped in with a wicket each. IND vs NZ 4th ODI Full Scorecard.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan started on a promising note, hitting Matt Henry for a four and a six. However, Boult sent him back in the sixth over to provide his side with the first breakthrough. The left-armer then dismissed Rohit Sharma to make things worse for India.

Captain Kane Williamson brought Grandhomme into the attack and he rewarded his captain with wickets of Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik in one over to leave India tottering at 33/4. Boult then struck twice to further dent India and left the hosts at 35/6 by picking wickets of Shubman Gill and Kedar Jadhav. Hardik Pandya did try to counter-attack but was unsuccessful. India then eventually were bundled out for 92. Shubman Gill Makes Debut, Handed Team India Cap by MS Dhoni Ahead of IND vs NZ 4th ODI

As India’s batting collapsed at Hamilton, fans on social media felt that India terribly missed the services of MS Dhoni. Interestingly, India’s captain Virat Kohli was not also in the team but it was Dhoni who was missed the most. The wicketkeeper-batsman had to sit out of the third ODI following a sore hamstring and was declared unfit for the fourth ODI.

Here are some of the reactions post India’s debacle with the bat:

Meanwhile, for India Yuzvendra Chahal was the top-scorer with 18 runs while Pandya scored 16 runs. At the time of filing this story, New Zealand were 45/2 in their chase of 93 and had lost wickets of Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson.