In the first match of the three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand, India defeated New Zealand by 12 runs in a thrilling match. Batting first, the Indian team scored 349 runs. For India, Shubman Gill played a brilliant inning of 208 runs in 149 balls with the help of 19 fours and 9 sixes. While chasing the target, the Kiwi team could only score 337 runs. But Captain Rohit Sharma is not at all happy with this kind of victory of Team India.
In fact, Michael Bracewell, the all-rounder of the New Zealand cricket team, stole the show with his explosive batting in the first ODI against India. Bracewell almost won the match for the New Zealand team. But in the last over he was dismissed by Shardul Thakur. Bracewell scored 140 runs in 78 balls in this innings. At the same time, after the match, Team India captain Rohit Sharma has also praised Bracewell’s innings.
what did rohit sharma say
After winning the match, Team India captain Rohit Sharma made a big statement saying, ‘To be honest, the way Michael Bracewell was batting and the way the ball was coming on the bat, it was Michael Bracewell’s clean ball striking. . We knew that if we bowled well, we would be fine as long as we didn’t really slip with the ball. Unfortunately this is what happened. I said at the toss that I want to challenge myself.
He further praised Gill and Siraj and said, ‘Shubman Gill is doing really well. We wanted to take advantage of the form he was in and that’s why we backed him in the Sri Lanka series. Free-flowing batter and it is quite exciting to watch. Siraj has been brilliant not only in this game but also in red-ball, T20 format and now in ODIs. It’s really good to see what he does with the ball. He is doing what he wants to do.