In the third and final game against New Zealand, Rohit Sharma got his first ODI century in three years while Shubman Gill kept up his explosive form. As Rohit (101 off 85 balls) reached the three-figure mark for the first time since January 2020, the two put up a ferocious 212-run opening stand. Gill scored his fourth ODI hundred (112 off 78).
India scores 385 runs in total. Apart from the initial opening partnership, nothing noteworthy has happened. Hardik added a crucial finishing touch to the side. The Indian bowlers will be put to the test because of the impending dew and the flatness of the surface.
How about that for a start! 👌 👌@hardikpandya7 strikes early to dismiss Finn Allen 👍 👍
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 24, 2023
In reply, New Zealand made a poor start in second innings as the Kiwis lost their first wicket very early in the form of Opener Finn Allen who got out for a duck. But, later Devon Conway and Henry Nicholls accelerated New Zealand’s score and are still on the crease, helping out their team to move towards the target.
But, it still looks difficult for black caps to achieve the target as the target is so huge and a far way to reach. With a massive target in front of them. New Zealand would want to form a partnership that would provide a strong platform for the hitters to capitalise on and follow.
Earlier, New Zealand chose to bowl first after winning the toss.