Rohit Sharma scored 48 in India’s five-wicket win over New Zealand within the first T20I.© AFP
Group India kickstarted the brand new Rohit Sharma-Rahul Dravid generation with a five-wicket win over New Zealand on Wednesday of their first T20I in Jaipur. Chasing a goal of 165 runs, India posted 166 for 5 in 19.4 overs. New full-time T20I skipper Rohit Sharma was once in a excellent temper after the win and spoke about his duel with Mumbai Indians (MI) teammate Trent Boult. The pacer disregarded Rohit earlier than he may just succeed in his half-century. The opener registered 48 off 36 balls, full of 5 fours and two sixes. Talking all over the post-match presentation, the 34-year-old defined that the Blackcaps bowler knew his weak point and in addition published that Boult used his recommendation towards him.
“We (Boult and I) performed a large number of cricket in combination and he is aware of my weak point and I do know his energy, it is a excellent battle between the 2. After I captain him I at all times inform him to bluff, and that is the reason precisely what he did”, he stated.
“He put the mid-wicket again and put the advantageous leg up and I knew he was once gonna bowl a bouncer and I used to be simply looking to put it over the fielder however sadly there wasn’t a lot tempo at the ball”, he additional added.
Instead of Rohit’s knock, Suryakumar Yadav additionally was once in very good shape and performed a knock of 62 in 40 deliveries.
To begin with, New Zealand posted 164 for 6 in 20 overs with Martin Guptill (70) and Mark Chapman bagging half-centuries.
With India main 1-0 within the three-match collection, either side will face every different in the second one T20I on Friday.
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