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India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Centurions Rohit, Gill, bowlers shine as hosts clean sweep series

India completed a comprehensive series win with a 90-run victory over New Zealand in the 3rd ODI in Indore on Tuesday (January 24).

With the win, India clinched the series 3-0 and now are at the top of the ICC ODI rankings. This was also India's 7th consecutive bilateral ODI series win at home, which dates back to December 2019.

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Rohit and Gill continue batting Supremacy:

India were put into bat by New Zealand skipper Tom Latham. Rohit Sharma (101 off 85 balls) and Shubman Gill (112 off 78 balls) scored hundreds each to give India a solid start. The Indian captain scored his 30th ODI century, which came after a gap of more than 3 years, while Shubman Gill continued his fantastic form with his 2nd century in this series.

Rohit Sharma

Late Flurry of Hardik and Shardul:

Although the hosts lost their way in the middle with some wickets, Hardik Pandya (54 off 36 balls) and Shardul Thakur (25 off 17 balls) took them to 385/9 at the end of 50 overs. Kiwi pacer Jacob Duffy picked up 3 wickets, but conceded 100 runs in his ten overs, becoming the 15th bowler in the history to concede 100 runs in an ODI match.

Devon Conway Heroics not enough:

In response, New Zealand were bundled out for 295 runs. Devon Conway (138 off 100 balls) played a brilliant knock but couldn't prevent his team from losing the match by 90 runs.

For India, Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav picked up 3 wickets each, while a returning Yuzvendra Chahal picked up a couple of scalps. Shardul was adjudged player of the match for his brilliant all-round display, while Shubman Gill got the player of the series award.

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What Next:

The focus now shifts to T20I as both teams will lock horns in a three-match T20I series that starts on January 27.

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Story first published: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 21:53 [IST]
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