Virat Kohli (L) and Rohit Sharma© BCCI
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli shared a heartwarming second on the pitch after the previous’s spectacular century through the first ODI encounter between India and New Zealand in Indore on Tuesday. It was Rohit’s first ODI century in over three years with the final one coming means again in 2019 towards Australia at Bengaluru. Rohit was dismissed quickly after ending his ton and whereas he was making his strategy to the dressing room, he was congratulated by Kohli who was strolling in. The 2 veteran cricketers shared a lightweight second on the pitch with the photographs of their camaraderie going viral throughout social media.
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Rohit Sharma scored his first ODI century in three years whereas Shubman Gill continued his explosive run to energy India to 385 for 9 within the third and remaining recreation towards New Zealand right here on Tuesday.
The 2 put up a belligerent 212-run opening stand as Rohit (101 off 85 balls) bought to the three-figure mark for the primary time since January 2020. Gill (112 off 78) bought his fourth ODI hundred.
Gill hit 4 fours and a six to plunder 22 runs off Lockie Ferguson within the eighth over, symbolising the sort of kind the 23-year-old has been in recently. The teenager did not should even time the ball for it to run to the boundary. After three fours, he launched the brief ball for an upper-cut six.
He reached his half-century when he drove the ball sq. off additional cowl for a classy 4. A few overs later Rohit, too, introduced up his fifty with a flat six over Mitchell Santner’s head.
With the outfield fast and the wicket flat, the fairly inexperienced New Zealand bowling unit had no solutions to the Indian openers’ carnage.
India raced to 200 with Rohit and Gill sharing 22 fours and 11 sixes between them.
Matching one another’s strike charges, the 26th over noticed each Rohit and Gill getting their centuries. Rohit pulled away to deep sq. to get to his century. Three balls later, Gill bought to the triple-figure mark, his third in 4 innings.
(With PTI inputs)
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