Rayudu to a Rescue after early India collapse

WELLINGTON: Ambati Rayudu discovered India from a catastrophic start for a tourists to post 252 batting initial in a fifth and final one-day general opposite New Zealand in Wellington on Sunday.

Rayudu, underneath vigour to infer he is India’s best array 4 choice for a World Cup, came in during 12 for dual and gathered his 10th half-century in a 113-ball mount for 90.

India, who romped home in a initial 3 matches in a series, were looking to rebound behind from an 8 wicket stealing in a fourth.

But for a second diversion in a quarrel their tip sequence unsuccessful to glow and they were 4 for 17 in a seventh over before Vijay Shankar assimilated Rayudu to put on 98 for a fifth wicket.

A confusion saw Shankar skip for 45 after he called wait and Rayudu took off.

The batsman responded late and was good brief of a double when Colin Munro threw down a stumps.

Rayudu, forsaken by Trent Boult on 60, had 8 fours and 4 sixes in his innings and a century in his sights when he was held off Matt Henry, New Zealand’s many successful bowler.

When substitute captain Rohit Sharma won a toss and opted to bat he pronounced India would have to be discreet by a early overs before opening up.

But their attempts during patience counted for small and after 10 overs they were 4 for 22 runs, a extremely worse opening than a prior compare when they were 3 for 33.

Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan had usually 8 runs on a house during a start of a fifth over when Henry constructed a round that swung divided late, bowling a captain for two.

In discerning period Boult private Dhawan (six), Henry saw off Shubman Gill for 7 and MS Dhoni was bowled by Boult for one.

Henry bowled his initial 7 overs true and had dual for 11 and came behind to take dual some-more wickets and finish with 4 for 35.

Boult took 3 for 39 while Hardik Pandya supposing late fireworks for India with 45 off 22 deliveries. —AFP

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