It was Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli who got hundreds to set up 337 for New Zealand to chase in the 3rd One Day International at Kanpur. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli brought up their 15th, 32nd century. Rohit Sharma scored 147 off 138 balls, whereas Virat Kohli scored 113 off 106 balls. Rohit Sharma’s innings was studded with 18 fours and 2 sixes. Rohit reached the three-figure mark off 106 balls when he took a single off the bowling off Tim Southee. But there was one six, which was his second, got Virat Kohli into ‘wow-mode’! It was the 10th over and India were 47 for 1 looking to up the ante. Milne was the bowler, he dragged one short and Rohit Sharma was already set on the backfoot. He picked it up early of the front foot and dispatched it over midwicket for as humungous six. Indian captain Virat Kohli was in a state of awe on watching Rohit hit that ball. Virat Kohli’s expression said it all.
India has set the Kiwis a target of 338 in the decider which looks to be a good score. But with predictions of dew to arrive, it seems the match is far from over, certainly!
By bringing up his 32nd century Virat Kohli became the highest run-getter in 2017 and also has hit his 6th ton against Kiwis and his 5th this year. He already has 10 hundred as captain of Team India, which is a mammoth stat.
The video was posted in the Facebook page od Indian Cricket Team and was captioned as, “A nonchalant pull for six from Rohit Sharma got Virat Kohli awestruck. This one impressed the Indian captain for sure as the reaction says it all!”
Yes, nonchalant it was!
The Kiwis have got off to a rollicking start as we speak, they are 27 for no loss in three overs.