4th ODI: India subside to seventh-lowest total of all time, 92 in 30.5 overs
Ambati Rayudu was out without scoring in the fourth ODI. © AFP

The Indian cricket team on Thursday averted their lowest-ever ODI total after losing seven wickets for 40 runs in 16.4 overs at Seddon Park, and eventually were bowled out for 92 in 30.5.

That is now India’s seventh-lowest score in ODIs and second worst versus New Zealand. (FULL SCORECARD: INDIA vs NZ, 4th ODI)

After being put into bat by Blackcaps skipper Kane Williamson, India crashed from 21/1 to 40/7 as Trent Boult (5/2) and Colin de Grandhomme (3/26) bowled ten overs on the trot each to leave them in deep trouble. (READ MORE: India 92 after Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme run riot)

Hardik Pandya’s 16 got India past their lowest ODI total of 54 before he became Boult’s fifth wicket at 55/8, and partnership of 25 for the ninth wicket between Kuldeep Yadav (25) and Yuzvendra Chahal (18() dragged India to 92. (LIVE UPDATES: INDIA vs NZ, 4th ODI)

INDIA’ S LOWEST ODI TOTALS

Score Overs RR Opponents Venue Year
54 26.3 2.03 Sri Lanka Sharjah 2000
63 25.5 2.43 Australia Sydney 1981
78 24.1 3.22 Sri Lanka Kanpur 1986
79 34.2 2.30 Pakistan Sialkot 1978
88 29.3 2.98 New Zealand Dambulla 2010
91 29.1 3.12 South Africa Durban 2006
92 30.5 2.98 New Zealand Hamilton 2019

This meant that India bettered their previous lowest – though not my much – against New Zealand. In 2010 in Sri Lanka, they were all out for 88.

India have been bowled out for under 100 in ODIs on seven occasions.