Centuries from Rohit and Shubman, India puts up over 200-run opening partnership

  • Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill put up a 200+ runs stand against New Zealand in the 3rd and final ODI of the series
  • The Indian skipper finally scored a century after waiting a long time as he smashed 101 runs in 85 balls
  • Shubman Gill, who has been in brilliant form so far has smashed 112 runs for just 78 balls

24 Jan 2023

The Men in Blue couldn't ask for a better start as opener Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill put up a 200+ runs stand against New Zealand in the 3rd and final ODI of the series. The Indian skipper finally scored a century after waiting a long time. He smashed 101 runs in 85 balls. Shubman Gill, who has been in brilliant form so far has smashed 112 runs for just 78 balls. A total of 33 boundaries were hit by both.

Shubman Gill also equaled the record for most runs in a bilateral 3-match ODI series as his total comes down to 360 runs. Babar Azam also scored 360 runs against West Indies in 2016. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma equaled the record of Ricky Ponting for third most centuries in ODIs. He now has 30 centuries and is only behind Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar.

India Squad: Playing XI - Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik

New Zealand Squad: Playing XI - Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner


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