Black Caps suffer heavy defeat in India
Visakhapatnam: Words like terrible and unacceptable are rarely uttered by Kane Williamson postmatch. But the mild-mannered New Zealand captain had ample reason to be annoyed after a meek ending to their India cricket tour. The Black Caps head home stinging from a 190-run defeat in the fifth and deciding one-day international in Visakhapatnam after being bowled out for 79 in a 23.1 over horror show. Their last eight wickets tumbled for 16.
It was New Zealand’s fifth-lowest ODI total, and stood alone as their shortest innings. Never had they been dismissed so quickly, beating the 25.2 overs in which they folded for 94 against Australia in Christchurch in 1990; their previous fifth-worst score.
“It is very hard to look past today’s performance. Whether you win or lose you expect to put out a tough performance, a good performance and today we were terrible,” Williamson said.
“A lot of credit does go to India but we do expect a lot more from our batting, a lot more fight. There were certainly a lot of soft options. To lose eight for 20, whatever it is,