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India vs New Zealand 4th ODI: Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin depart in quick succession; score 154/5 in 35 overs

Ravichandran Ashwin was dismissed for five runs © Getty Images (File Photo)
Ravichandran Ashwin was dismissed for five runs © Getty Images (File Photo)

Jan 28, 2014

India lost their momentum losing quick wickets in the middle overs in the fourth One-Day International against New Zealand at Hamilton. After a fine 79-run stand between Ambati Rayudu and Roohit Sharma, the duo were dismissed in a span of seven overs with Ravichandran Ashwin too dismissed for five.

After Rayudu’s dismissal, MS Dhoni and Rohit attacked the bowlers smashing them for some big hits. Dhoni, on one occasion even cleared the ground while Rohit looked even more impressive clearing the fence with ease. He even played a boundary with a deliberate edge past the wicketkeeper.

Just when India looked set ton to accelerate ahead of the batting powerplay, Rohit was dismissed in an unfortunate fashion caught down the leg-side for 79 off Kane Williamson.

It was a fine catch by Luke Ronchi behind the wickets. Ashwin was promoted up the order and started off with a silky cover drive. But the form was short lived when he slashed at a wide delivery off Tim Southee which was caught by thirdman and India were reduced to 151 for five.

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