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With a 90-run victory over New Zealand in the third ODI, India completed a 3-0 sweep of the Black Caps, becoming the new No. 1 rated team in ODIs. Indian openers Rohit and his Shubman Gill both scored centuries at the Holkar Cricket Stadium as India put a massive target of 385 on the board.

India defeated New Zealand in the third one-day international in Indore by 90 runs to seal a perfect 3-0 whitewash. This victory propels the Men in Blue to the top of the ICC ODI standings, reiterating their dominance in international cricket. As part of the series, India won the first ODI, a high-scoring thriller by 12 runs at Hyderabad, and the second ODI by eight wickets at Raipur.

India complete the 3-0 sweep on New Zealand

On a beautiful batting pitch at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, the Indians were sent to bat first after losing the toss. With 200 runs added for the first wicket in 25 overs, openers Rohit and Gill appeared to be in exceptional shape. The Indian openers reached their individual hundreds in no time as the wicket offered no movement for the bowlers. However, after posting 212 on the scoreboard, both openers were quickly dismissed by the Kiwis.

After a terrible mix-up with Kohli that put both batters at the striker’s end, Ishan Kishan (17) was run out. On the score of 36, Kohli had all the makings of a huge one before he was caught at wide mid-off while driving one in the air on Duffy’s smart delivery. After hitting a few sixes, Suryakumar Yadav (14), holed out to long-on on Duffy. Washington Sundar also got perished cheaply after mishandling Tickner’s quick delivery. Team India fell to 313 for six after starting out with 212 without loss, but Pandya and Shardul Thakur (25 off 17) contributed 54 runs for the seventh wicket to raise the total to 385.

As New Zealand recovers from the early loss of Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls andDevon added 106 runs for the second wicket before Kuldeep Yadav removed Nicholls for 42. Devon Conway scored a magnificent century to stable the inning, giving his all in to beat a tough 386-run winning mark. The remaining New Zealand batsmen failed to put up a fight after Conway was bowled by Umran Malik. In order to limit the New Zealand innings to a score of 295 in 41.2 overs, Shradul Thakur and Kuldeep destroyed the middle order and tail-ender of the Kiwi team, picking three wickets each.

Rohit and Gill put on a phenomenal show at Indore

Indian captain Rohit Sharma hammered a scorching century in India’s facile victory against New Zealand on Tuesday, ending a three-year wait for his maiden triple-digit score in One Day Internationals (ODIs). The seasoned Indian opener Rohit tied Ricky Ponting’s record for most ODI tonnes with his 30th. The Indian captain’s first tonne since January 2020 was that one.

Shubman Gill, on the other hand, added another century to his impressive run of form in ODI cricket. At the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, his sensational 112- run knock in just 78 balls provided a strong foundation for India. The opener struck bowlers all over the park from the get-go, which put the fielders on the lookout for leather.

With a lavish drive through the covers for a boundary in the 12th over, he sped to a half-century in just 33 balls. The 23-year-old raced in a higher gear and took just 72 balls to earn his fourth ODI century, his third hundred in the previous four innings.