IND vs NZ, 3rd ODI: India gave New Zealand a target of 386 runs with Rohit-Gil’s century
IND vs NZ, 3rd ODI: The last match of the three-match ODI series between Team India and New Zealand is being played in Indore today. In the match, New Zealand won the toss and invited India to bat first. India scored 385 runs at the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. Rohit Sharma scored 101 runs in 85 balls, Gill scored 112 runs in 78 balls and Hardik Pandya scored 54 runs in 38 balls. Virat Kohli contributed 36 runs, Shardul Thakur 25, Ishan Kishan 17 and Suryakumar Yadav contributed 14 runs. For New Zealand, Jacob Duffy took 3 for 100, Tickner took 3 for 76.
Strong start by openers
The Indian openers got off to a great start and shared a 212-run partnership in 26 overs. Rohit Sharma scored 101 runs in 85 balls with the help of 9 fours and 5 sixes and Shubman Gill scored 112 runs in 78 balls with the help of 13 fours and 5 sixes. After the dismissal of these two, the middle order lost wickets in the race to score runs. Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur took India to 385 runs.
Gill made a big record
Shubman Gill has become the highest run-scorer in the 3-match bilateral ODI series. Gill has scored 360 runs in the current series. Earlier, Babar Azam scored 360 against West Indies in 2016, Imuel Kayes scored 349 against Zimbabwe in 2018, Quinton de Kock scored 342 against India in 2013 and Martin Guptill scored 330 against England in 2013.
Rohit Sharma scored a century in ODIs after 3 years
Rohit Sharma on this ground. Missed another big innings and lost his wicket for just 101 runs. Rohit Sharma scored an ODI century against Australia on 19 January 2020. Now after 3 years in January, he scored a century again. Rohit scored a century in Tests in August 2022 and followed it up with a century in T20 Internationals in November 2018. It is a matter of relief that captain Rohit is in top form ahead of the ODI World Cup to be held in India this year.
India made two changes
Indian captain Rohit Sharma has made two major changes in the playing XI for the third ODI. Fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj have been rested. In his place, fast bowler Umran Malik and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal have been given a chance.
Indian team playing eleven
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik.
India has an unbeaten record in ODIs at this ground
The Holkar Stadium pitch is considered to be batsmen friendly and here the bowlers have to struggle a lot to control the batsmen. It remains to be seen if the pacers can get some help in the second innings, while the spinners can be effective in the middle overs. The Indore ground has been very lucky for the Indian team as it has played five ODIs here and won all of them.