The Indian pacers destroyed New Zealand’s batting order as Rohit Sharma won the toss and momentarily forgot the team plan and opted to bowl first.
India’s seam bowlers beat New Zealand by eight wickets 2nd ODI in Raipur to win the series.
Pace spearhead Mohammad Shami returned figures of 3/18 to help the Black Caps bowl out for 108 after India opted to bowl first in Raipur..
Rohit scored 51 as the Men-in-Blue took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in 20.1 overs.
Indian pitches are known to be spin-friendly, but matters soon turned serious when Shami struck in the first over and his fellow quicks took the visitors back to 15-5 in the 11th over.
toss, Rohit took a moment to convey his decision On the field, Ravi told Shastri that he had “forgotten” the team’s decision.
Later, Indian openers Rohit and Gill, who had put on a match-winning 208 in the previous match, put on 72 runs for the first wicket before Rohit fell.
But the Indian skipper hit some delightful boundaries, including a six off his trademark hook shot, to ease the target.
Virat Kohli hit a couple of boundaries before Santner was stumped by Latham for 11 runs. Gill stays till the end and hits the winning four with left-armer Ishan Kishan at the other end.
Shami, you are beautiful
Great catch and bowled Darryl Mitchell out for 1 run. #INDvNZ
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) January 21, 2023
Been like this for so many years….watching Rohit’s bat this evening was very enjoyable.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 21, 2023
Meanwhile, a fan intervened on the pitch in the second innings while Rohit Sharma was on strike and tried to hug him.
With AFP input
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