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 Saturday, 4 January, 2003, 08:31 GMT
New Zealand clinch series
New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming
Fleming ensured victory with a quickfire innings
One-day international, Queenstown: New Zealand 123-3 (25.4 overs) beat India 122 (43.4 overs) by seven wickets

New Zealand wrapped up the one-day series with an easy victory in the fourth match against India at Queenstown.

Andre Adams claimed career-best figures of 5-22, the second best haul for New Zealand in limited-overs matches behind Scott Styris' 6-25 against the West Indies last year.

India once again missed the influence of injured star batsman Sachin Tendulkar as they collapsed to 122 batting first.

Adams made a dramatic start to his first one-day international since suffering a stress fracture to his back nine months ago.

The paceman took the first four wickets to knock the stuffing out of India's batting line-up and the tourists never recovered.

Only Virender Sehwag (23) and Yuvraj Singh (25) made it past 20.

New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming then put the match beyond India's grasp, smashing a six and five fours in a 59-ball 47.

He put on 83 for the second wicket with Mathew Sinclair, who made an unbeaten 32.

Javagal Srinath took the three wickets to fall, claiming 3-35, but India's bowlers were given an impossible target to defend.

New Zealand eventually romped home with more than 24 overs to spare to claim an unassailable 4-0 lead in the series.

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