World Cup warm-up matches
NZ thrash India in World Cup warm-up
Four wickets to Trent Boult helped dismantle India at The Oval before Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson starred with the bat
26 May 2019, 12:51 AM AEST
Trent Boult starred with the ball as New Zealand thrashed India in a World Cup warm-up match at The Oval on Saturday.
The left-arm seamer exploited overcast conditions and a pitch with plenty of grass cover to finish with 4-33 as India were skittled out for just 179 in 39.2 overs.
Ross Taylor (71) and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (67) both spent useful time in the middle as the Black Caps won with almost 13 overs to spare.
Earlier, Boult removed openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan for two apiece to leave India 2-10.
Ravindra Jadeja (54) and Hardik Pandya (30) were the only India batsmen to make it past 19.
India captain Virat Kohli fell for 18 to medium-pacer Colin de Grandhomme when the star batsman was clean bowled by a ball that cut back in off the seam as he aimed towards midwicket.
Kohli's men were in danger of being dismissed for under a hundred when MS Dhoni, the captain of the India side that won the 2011 World Cup, fell to Southee to leave his team on 7-91.
But Jadeja's 50-ball innings, featuring six fours and two sixes, helped rally the tail.
India, however, were still bowled out with nearly 10 overs of their innings remaining, with James Neesham taking 3-26.
2019 World Cup
Australia's squad: Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
May 22: (warm-up) Australia beat West Indies by seven wickets
May 25: (warm-up) England v Australia, Southampton
May 27: (warm-up) Australia v Sri Lanka, Southampton
June 9: India v Australia, The Oval
June 12: Australia v Pakistan, Taunton
June 15: Sri Lanka v Australia, The Oval
June 20: Australia v Bangladesh, Trent Bridge
June 25: England v Australia, Lord's
July 9: Semi-Final 1, Old Trafford
July 11: Semi-Final 2, Edgbaston
July 14: Final, Lord's
For a full list of all World Cup fixtures, click HERE