New Zealand consign India to biggest ODI loss in terms of balls remaining
Dinesh Karthik has been recalled to India's ODIs squad. © AFP

With an eight-wicket win at Hamilton on Thursday, New Zealand have handed India their largest defeat in terms of number of deliveries remaining in ODIs.

Chasing a target of 93 after Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme combined to dismiss India for 92 in 30.5 overs, New Zealand won in 14.4 overs.

That left a whopping 202 balls in the match, which beat the previous biggest defeat for an Indian cricket team – 209 balls versus Sri Lanka in 2010.

India’s top five biggest losses in ODIs (balls remaining)

Margin Balls left Toss Opponents Venue Year
8 wickets 212 Lost New Zealand Hamilton 2019
8 wickets 209 Won Sri Lanka Dambulla 2010
9 wickets 181 Won Sri Lanka Hambantota 2012
7 wickets 176 Lost Sri Lanka Dharamsala 2017
9 wickets 175 Lost Australia Sydney 1981

India, after being put into bat by Kane Williamson, lost their first eight wickets for 55 runs inside 20 overs. They were eventually all out for 92 in 30.5 overs, which is their second-lowest total versus the Blackcaps. (READ MORE: India’s lowest ODI totals)

The Blackcaps lost Martin Guptill for 14 off four balls and then Williamson for 11, but won on the strength of a speed stand of 54 in 8.2 overs between Henry Nicholls and Ross Taylor. (READ MORE: Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme set up consolation win)