Rohit Sharma played an important role in the victory of Team India with his batting and captaincy in the third ODI against New Zealand and also impressed with his brilliant fielding.
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Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma The third ODI match played against New Zealand was excellent in every respect. Rohit’s bat, captaincy and fielding also shone in this match played at Holkar Stadium in Indore on Tuesday. In this match, Team India won by 90 runs and won the three-match ODI series 3-0. With this, Team India has become the number-1 team in ODIs. Team India had earlier defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 under the captaincy of Rohit.
Rohit lost only the toss in this match but won everything else. After losing the toss, Team India came out to bat first and Rohit’s bat went. He along with Shubman Gill got the team off to a great start. Both of them added 212 runs. Rohit played an inning of 101 runs. Gill also scored a century and scored 112 runs.
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Fielding did wonders
The defeat of the New Zealand team was almost certain. In such a situation, Rohit showed his excellent fielding and took a great catch. Kuldeep Yadav was throwing the 39th over. On the fifth ball of this over, Lockie Ferguson wanted to play Kuldeep’s ball with a light hand but could not take the ball well on the bat. The ball took the top edge of the bat and the ball went in the air. Rohit was standing at short midwicket. The ball was going over his head but Rohit ran backwards and took a fine catch with one hand.
After catching this catch, Rohit himself got shocked and started laughing. Suryakumar who came to meet him was also laughing with him. This was New Zealand’s eighth wicket. Ferguson was dismissed after scoring seven runs. New Zealand’s team was bundled out for 295 runs in 41.2 overs in response to 385 runs put by India and lost the match.
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Rohit ended the wait
in this match Rohit Played an inning of 101 runs in 85 balls. He hit six sixes and nine fours in his innings. Rohit’s bat was waiting for such an innings for a long time. This was his first century in ODIs after 19 January 2020. At the same time, it was the first century after September 2021 at the international level. This was the 30th century of Rohit’s ODI career and with this he has equaled former Australian captain Ricky Ponting. Both have 30-30 centuries in their names in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most centuries in ODIs. Sachin has scored 49 ODI centuries. Kohli is at number two with 46 centuries.