Boult strikes as New Zealand trounce India in World Cup warm-up

LONDON: Trent Boult starred with a round as New Zealand thrashed India in a World Cup warm-up compare during a Oval on Saturday.

The left-arm seamer exploited cloudy conditions and a representation with copiousness of weed cover to finish with 4 for 33 as India were skittled out for usually 179 in 39.2 overs.

Ross Taylor (71) and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (67) both spent useful time in a center as a Black Caps won with roughly 13 overs to spare.

Earlier, Boult private openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan for dual every to leave India 10 for two.

Ravindra Jadeja (54) and Hardik Pandya (30) were a usually India batsmen to make it past 19.

India captain Virat Kohli fell for 18 to medium-pacer Colin de Grandhomme when a star batsman was purify bowled by a round that cut behind in off a join as he directed towards midwicket.

Kohli’s group were in risk of being discharged for underneath a hundred when MS Dhoni, a captain of a India side that won a 2011 World Cup, fell to Southee to leave his group on 91 for seven.

But Jadeja’s 50-ball innings, featuring 6 fours and dual sixes, helped convene a tail.

India, however, were still bowled out with scarcely 10 overs of their innings remaining, with James Neesham holding 3 for 26.—AFP

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