India Top ODI Rankings After 3-0 Sweep Of New Zealand
Zeeshan Mehtab Published January 24, 2023 | 11:08 PM
Blazing centuries from skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill powered India to a 3-0 series sweep of New Zealand and go top of the one-day international rankings on Tuesday
Indore, India, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Jan, 2023 ) :Blazing centuries from skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill powered India to a 3-0 series sweep of New Zealand and go top of the one-day international rankings on Tuesday.
But Rohit, who recorded his first ODI century since January 2020, and Gill stood out in the highest opening partnership by any team against the Kiwis in the 50-over format, surpassing the 201-run stand of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in 2009.
"In the last six games we've done most things right in ODIs," said Rohit, whose side whitewashed Sri Lanka in three matches before this.
"Shardul has been doing it for a while," said Rohit. People call him magician in the squad and he came and delivered." New Zealand's bowlers hit back after the pair's departure as India slipped to 293-5 before Hardik Pandya took charge, boosting the total with a 38-ball 54.
It all started with Gill smashing Lockie Ferguson for four fours and a six in a 22-run eighth over and Rohit joined the party with a few big hits over the fence.
Gill recorded his third 100-plus score in his last four ODI innings, taking off his helmet and basking in applause from the stands when he reached the milestone.
Pandya put on 54 for the seventh wicket with Thakur.
Conway, who smashed 12 fours and eight sixes in his 100-ball blitz, looked unstoppable until tearaway quick Umran Malik got the batsman caught at mid-wicket.
Latham, a wicketkeeper-batsman, said the experience would help them in the World Cup.
The two teams will now play three Twenty20 internationals starting Friday in Ranchi.