Rohit Sharma reacts to his 30th ODI century and Team India’s performance under his captaincy
INDORE, India (AP) — Powered by centuries from openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, India beat New Zealand by 90 runs on Tuesday to win the third one-day international and sweep the series.
Gill scored 112 runs off 78 balls and Sharma struck 101 off 85 as India piled up 385-9 in 50 overs.
“I have been batting well and just wanted to go that extra mile today,” Sharma said. “The pitch was really good for batting.”
In reply, Devon Conway scored 138 off 100 but it wasn’t enough as New Zealand was bowled out for 295 runs in 41.2 overs at Holkar Cricket Stadium. Shardul Thakur (3-45) and Kuldeep Yadav (3-62) did most of the damage.
The Black Caps lost the three-match series 3-0. India won the first ODI in Hyderabad by 12 runs and the second ODI in Raipur by eight wickets.
India became the top-ranked ODI team with the win. Former No. 1 New Zealand dropped to fourth.
“In the last six games, we have done most parts right and that is the key in 50-over games,” Sharma said. “We have been consistent.”