Final Up to date: January 25, 2023, 08:21 IST
India captain Rohit Sharma has ended his century drought in ODIs with a marvellous effort in Indore on Tuesday. It was his thirtieth such rating in the format because the opener scored 101 off 78 with the assistance of 13 fours and 5 sixes in opposition to New Zealand within the third and remaining ODI performed on the Holkar Stadium.
With that century, Rohit has additionally equalled Australia legend Ricky Ponting’s file of 30 ODI tons with the pair now joint-third within the all-time listing of ODI century makers after Sachin Tendulkar (49) and Virat Kohli (46).
With Rohit finishing his a centesimal run within the twenty sixth over, the followers on the venue together with his India team-mates within the dug-out started applauding him for attending to the milestone – his first since January 2020.
Nonetheless, the gesture from a smiling Suryakumar Yadav stood out. The India middle-order batter made an identical gesture as that when the umpire indicators for a six. Nonetheless, it was anyone’s guess what he meant by that.
Few followers speculated that SKY was asking his captain to go for a double-century or was he pulling his leg for not attending to the milestone with a six?
Other than Rohit, Shubman Gill additionally continued his good run within the format, hitting a century as effectively with the pair including 212 runs for the primary wicket. That effort from the 2 openers was sufficient for India to complete with an enormous rating of 385/9 regardless of the stutter.
And New Zealand saved India on the sting with opener Devon Conway hitting a superb century – 138 off 100 – to maintain his workforce within the contest. Nonetheless, Shardul Thakur’s three-wicket burst put India within the ascendancy and when Conway departed within the thirty second over, the match firmly was within the residence workforce’s grip.
Whereas the focus will now shift in direction of the T20Is with the 2 groups squaring off in a three-match sequence beginning Friday. Rohit will subsequent be seen in motion through the Australia Take a look at sequence as he has been rested from the T20Is.