Kiwis wrap up four-nil drubbing

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New Zealand have romped to a four-nil series win over India, wrapping up the fifth ODI in Wellington by 87 runs as Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson once again led the side to victory.

New Zealand have romped to a four-nil series win over India, wrapping up the fifth ODI in Wellington by 87 runs as Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson once again led the side to victory.

The Black Caps posted 303 for five in their 50 overs, with Williamson scoring his fifth half ton in a row, and Taylor bagging his second consecutive century. Debutant paceman Matt Henry then bagged four wickets as India were all out for 216.

India won the toss and chose to field, and given their poor bowling all series, this once against proved to be a mistake. After removing openers Martin Guptill and Jesse Ryder for less than 20 apiece, the Kiwis put the foot on the accelerator.

Williamson and Taylor combined for yet another century stand, putting on 152 at more than six to the over. Taylor was the more aggressive of the two, scoring his half ton off 54 balls, while Williamson took 64 deliveries.

The number three was eventually out for 88 in the 38th over, caught by Ajinkya Rahane off Varun Aaron, leaving Taylor to continue with Brendon McCullum, who made 23 and then Jimmy Neesham.

Neesham ensured the score went past 300 as he whipped up a quick 34 not out off 19 balls, while Luke Ronchi was on 11 not out at the end of the knock.

India never had a prayer of getting the score once their top order was destroyed by Henry. Kyle Mills go the ball rolling with the wicket of Rohit Sharma for four, and then Henry removed Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and Ambhati Rayudu.

This left Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni to once again try and save the game, and they put on 67 together. Dhoni was rather slow though, leaving Kohli to do the big hitting and he soon made his way to a half century, off 60 balls.

Once Kohli departed for 82 though, caught by sub fielder Peter Younghusband in the deep, it was all over. Dhoni soon found himself out for 47 off 72 balls, and the rest of the order soon followed.

Williamson bagged two wickets to add to his batting effort, while Henry removed Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 20 to secure his four-fer. He was only the third Kiwi to take four wickets on debut. India were all out with three balls to go.

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