Indian skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma now has the joint 3rd most century stand in one-day internationals. The Indian duo is just behind TM Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara who has 20 century stand in ODIs. They are just 10 century stands behind Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar and share the record with Australian greats Adam Gilchrist and Mathew Hayden.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have achieved this feat in just 70 innings while their Australian counterpart took 117 innings to achieve the same. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are also in the list, who have 14 century stand in 96 innings.
As far as 2019 series is concerned, India have clinched the five-match ODI series by 3-0 as they won the third match by 7 wickets. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan had a good start with the bat with Dhawan making 27 balls 28 runs before giving a catch on the slips off Trent Boult’s ball.
Rohit Sharma and Indian captain Virat Kohli went on to make a hundred run partnership before both of them fell one by one in the gap of 16 runs. Sharma made 77 balls 62 runs while skipper Kohli made 74 balls 60 runs.
Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu came in and took India to the finishing lines. Both of them played important knocks for India as Karthik made 38 balls 38 runs and Rayudu made 42 balls 40 runs. For New Zealand Trent Boult was the highest wicket taker as he took 2 wickets from the 10 overs he bowled giving away just 40 runs.
New Zealand were bundled out for 243 in 49 overs and put up a target of 244 for India. Ross Taylor was the highest scorer for the White Ferns as he hit 106 balls 93 runs including 9 boundaries. Tom Latham too scored an half-century for his team as he hit 64 balls 51 runs. The next match will be played on January 31 at Seddon Park, Hamilton.