Both Rohit and Shubman are in good contact and have really attacked the New Zealand bowlers, after the Kiwis decided to go first after Tom Latham won the coin toss in the 3rd ODI in Indore.
Both batters raised their centuries in style against an unfortunate Kiwi bowling attack in what is a very marked spot.
Rohit raised his 30th century ODI, while Shubman landed his 4th ton ODI.
Rohit, in his 101 85-ball runs, broke 6 sixes and 9 fours. Overall, Rohit has 273 six ODIs in his career so far and 896 four. Shubman, who kept pace with Rohit throughout his innings, meanwhile hit 5 sixes and 13 fours in his 112-point 78-ball strike at Indore.
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With this century, Rohit also matched Ricky Ponting. Only Virat Kohli (46) and Sachin Tendulkar (49) are now ahead of Rohit on the all-time list of most ODI centuries. Rohit fell soon after for 101 against Michael Bracewell. India’s first wicket fell with 212 runs on the board. Shubman Gill went down for a 78-ball 112 shortly after Rohit was fired.
Rohit and Shubman had taken India to 200/0 in 24.1 overs.
It was also the fourth time in a row that Rohit and Shubman had put together more than fifty opening wickets in one day of cricket.
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In the 3rd and final ODI against Sri Lanka in Thiruvananthapuram earlier this month, Rohit and Gill scored 95 for the first wicket. Gill scored a century in the game (116) and India then posted a mammoth 390/5, before firing the Lankans for 73 to wrap up a win of 317 points, which is also the highest margin of victory in the one day cricket in terms of the short.
India shut out Sri Lanka 3-0 in this series.
In the first ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad, where Gill became the youngest cricketer to score a double ODI century (208), Rohit and Gill put up an opening wicket of 60 runs, before Rohit does fall for 34 against Tickner.
In the second ODI in Raipur, Gill and Rohit put 72 for the opening wicket. India was second at bat in that game, chasing a meager 109 for a win.
India look good for a 3-0 sweep of the Kiwis. In an ODI World Cup year, these are good signs for the Indian team, who will be aiming for their third ODI World Cup title, when India host the showpiece event later this year.