New Zealand team cut nose, lost 5 wickets so cheaply; became an embarrassing record
The batsmen of the New Zealand team did a nose job against India in a way, as they lost 5 wickets so cheaply that an embarrassing record was also made. Kiwi team lost 5 wickets for just 15 runs.
The second ODI between India and New Zealand is being played in Raipur, in which the Kiwi team’s batsmen saw a poor performance. In a way, the batsmen of the New Zealand team did the work of cutting the nose, as half of the New Zealand team returned to the pavilion so cheaply, which had never happened before in the history of the Kiwi team.
In fact, 5 batsmen of the New Zealand team got piled on just 15 runs. This is the first time in the history of New Zealand cricket team’s One Day International cricket, when 5 players have returned to the pavilion so cheaply. Even the bowlers of the Indian team have never run five batsmen of any team so cheaply, but this has happened in 2023.
India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami got two wickets, while Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Hardik Pandya got one success each. The New Zealand team had lost their 5 wickets in 10.3 overs. The first wicket fell on the fifth ball of the very first over, when Mohammed Shami clean bowled Finn Allen for a duck.
New Zealand’s lowest ODI score for the loss of 5 wickets
15/5 v India, Raipur 2023
18/5 v Sri Lanka, Colombo 2001
20/5 v Bangladesh, Mirpur 2010
21/5 v Australia, Faridabad 2003
Lowest score against India in ODIs for the loss of 5 wickets
15/5 v New Zealand, Raipur 2023
26/5 v England, The Oval 2022
29/5 v Pakistan, Colombo 1997
30/5 v Zimbabwe, Harare 2005