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Rohit Sharma ended his century’s goal drought and scored his first triple-digit score in over 500 days. Rohit lost the toss, but given the run after his New Zealand counterpart Tom Latham invited the hosts to bat, the India captain had no reason to be angry. Rohit hit his 30th ODI hundred, getting there with just 83 balls and setting up a fantastic 212-run partnership with opening partner Shubman Gill. Rohit and Gill are the fifth Indian opening pair to score a century in the same match.

It took a long time, but Rohit finally got his long-awaited century. He had gone through 2022 without a single hundred in any format and while it didn’t last as long as Virat Kohli, the India captain finally got the monkey off his back. Not that Rohit’s form was a concern – he got starts consistently, made it through the 50s, 70s and 80s – a century eluded him, and for a cricketing country obsessed with statistics and centuries, Rohit’s batting of 101 will of 85 balls allow him to breathe a huge sigh of relief.

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As soon as Rohit took the single to complete his 100th run, the Indore crowd erupted and stood to applaud the Indian captain’s effort. Even the Indian dugout stood and clapped at Rohit’s tremendous knock. But while everyone appreciated it, a gesture by Suryakumar Yadav left some question marks. With a beaming smile on his face, Surya clapped, but then made a gesture with his hands, as if indicating a six. Whether he meant Rohit to score more sixes, only SKY knows, but it was a unique moment nonetheless.

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It wasn’t long before Suryakumar himself got a chance to get a high score. And he appeared to do just that after running to 14 off 8 balls. Suryakumar shot a six over deep wicket and then played his signature spin for another maximum. But just when it looked like Surya was about to make it big, he was killed after misjudging a shot. Surya’s wicket left India at 293/5 in 38.4 overs, marginally denting their aim to go to 400, a total that looked achievable at one point after Rohit and Gill went hammer and tongs.

India lost the plot after the fall of their first two wickets. Surya, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli all tried to play themselves but they tried to play the same way as Rohit and Gill which cost India dearly. New Zealand fought back with Blair Tickner and Jacob Duffy taking two wickets each as India’s quest for 400 grew more difficult with each wicket. A terrible run-out between Ishan Ishan and Kohli led to the Indian wicket-keeper going out, while Virat fell halfway trying to clear the fielder. India eventually finished 385/9 but could have achieved much more had it not been for their mini-collapse at the halfway point.


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