Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar said that India were thoroughly outplayed in the fourth ODI against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday. The tourists were bowled for 92 their second lowest total versus the Black Caps beating the 88 all out in 2010 to go down by eight wickets. Bhuvi termed the defeat as a good reality check ahead of the remainder of the series. (ALSO READ: Didn t expect surface to behave like this Williamson)

If you look at the cricket we have been playing in the last few months, we have played good cricket and such matches come after some time. So, it is a kind of reality check what we can do and improve in the next matches, Bhuvneshwar said. (ALSO READ: India subside to seventh-lowest total of all time, 92 in 30.5 overs)

We were confident after winning the series but things didn t go our way. I don t want to take credit away from these guys (New Zealand bowlers). They bowled really well and outplayed us.