India and New Zealand locked horns in the final match of the three-match ODI series on Tuesday (24 Jan) at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. New Zealand captain, Tom Latham won the toss and invited India to bat first and guess what? Indian opening batters made a mockery of New Zealand’s bowling thumping 100 runs in just 76 balls. Both Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma looked in great rhythm, hitting boundaries for fun.
While Rohit was busy playing his pull shots, Gill was hitting New Zealand bowlers all around the park. The young batter did not spare even the quickest of New Zealand pacers, Lockie Ferguson. Gill amassed 22 runs in one over against Ferguson as the pacer came to bowl the 8th over of India’s innings. The batter hit 188.8.131.52.6.4 in the six balls bowled by Ferguson and the six hit by Gill left his partner at the other end, Rohit Sharma amazed.
As Ferguson bowled a short delivery outside the off-stump, Gill allowed the ball to come to him and then played an upper-cut kind of shot. The batter timed his shot to perfection and resultantly, the ball flew over the backward point for a six. Meanwhile, Rohit who was at the other end was left amazed at this hit from Gill.
Watch Rohit’s reaction here:
Continuing his dream runs in ODIs, Gill scored another half-century. The batter reached the landmark in just 33 balls. Meanwhile, Rohit too did not hold back from hitting boundaries as the Indian captain brought up a second consecutive fifty. Sharma reached his half-century in just 41 balls. The pair looked in no mood to spare the Kiwi bowlers as they added 150 runs for the first wicket in just 107 balls.