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One of our worst batting performances, says Rohit Sharma


HAMILTON: Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma described India's batting efficiency as "one of the worst in a long time" after the guests had been shot out for their seventh lowest ODI general in a shocking eight-wicket loss to New Zealand in the fourth one-dayer on Thursday.

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In the absence of talismanic skipper Virat Kohli, who has been rested after the aspect claimed an unbeatable 3-Zero lead in the five-match series, India's much-vaunted batting used to be pushed aside for 92 in 30.five overs with pacer Trent Boult (five/21) bowling a dangerous opening spell.

"One of our worst performances with the bat for a long time. Something we didn't expect. You got to give credit to the New Zealand bowlers. It was a magnificent effort by them," said Rohit after a disappointing outing on his 200th ODI.

It used to be additionally the bottom general posted by means of any aspect on this venue, the previous lowest of 122 additionally in opposition to India's title.

Rohit gave credit score to the Kiwi bowlers for utilising the prerequisites to perfection and said Indian batters failed to apply themselves on what used to be a just right Seddon Park wicket.

"Something to learn for us. At times, you need to absorb pressure (when asked about how to bat in swinging conditions). We need to blame ourselves for it. Things were looking good at one stage. It was about applying ourselves," he said on the post-match presentation ceremony.

The skipper said deficient shot variety used to be the motive in the back of India's horrible appearing.

"Once you get in, things will start to look easier. We played some bad shots as well. It's always challenging when the ball is swinging," Rohit said.

"We had been enjoying a just right run in the restricted formats for a variety of series. Everyone knows what went flawed. There can be times when it swings and we want to care for it.

"Good groups most often stay ticking the bins and nowadays we didn't tick the best bins," he added.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson used to be all reward for his bowlers for their perfect effort of bundling India out underneath 100.

"We didn't expect the outside to act like this. Nice to limit them to a 90-odd general. It stood up a bit bit and nipped slightly. It spun as well. One of the ones days, issues went well," he said.

"Credit to the areas guys bowled. We at all times wanted early wickets, as a way to do this used to be an actual step on the right direction."

Terming his bowlers' effort as "remarkable", Williamson said their plan at all times used to be to dismantle India's batting unit with swing.

"It used to be swinging, that used to be a weapon we wanted to make use of because we had been in a position to position India underneath power, we had been in a position to pick common wickets.

"We exploited the conditions really well and chased down nicely as well. We always play to win and today was an outstanding performance," he said.


Williamson said any crew will only beef up by means of enjoying in opposition to a powerful aspect like India.


"Against a team like India, it's going to be a strong challenge. An opportunity to play against best team in the world is a great opportunity to improve," he said.


Man-of-the-match Boult said it used to be pleasant as a way to exploit the prerequisites to perfection in opposition to a facet like India.


"It was nice to see the ball moving around, made the most of it. Nice to chase it down as well. It swung around nicely; pretty satisfying. To make most of it is another thing. It was good fun, nice to bowl them out cheaply," he said.


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