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Watch: In absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma wants to promote Yuzvendra Chahal on top of batting-order

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 February 2019, 12:50 IST
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After Indian team clinched the five-match ODI series against New Zealand, India’s stand-in captain and opener Rohit Sharma made an appearance on Chahal TV. Sharma suggested he would promote Yuzvendra Chahal in the batting order after his 18 runs knock in the fourth ODI which India lost by 8 wickets.

Chahal was the highest run scorer in the fourth ODI as the top-order collapsed after New Zealand bowlers showed great skills with the ball. Here’s the video posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official Twitter handle. Watch the full video on BCCI's official website.

 

As far as the match is concerned, India won it by 35 runs, with Ambati Rayudu and Yuzvendra Chahal playing an important role. Rayudu smashed an amazing 90 runs before getting out at Matt Henry’s ball, while Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets from the 10 overs he bowled giving away just 41 runs.

India were looking really bad at first, when they gave away 4 wickets for just 18 runs on board, Ambati Rayudu (90) and Vijay Shankar (45) forged a 98 run stand before Shankar getting run-out by Neesham and Munro.

Hardik Pandya showed why he is considered a dangerous player when he smashed a match winning knock of 22 balls 45 runs. India won the five-match series by 4-1 and won a bilateral ODI series in New Zealand after 10 years.

India will now play a three-match T20I series against the Kiwis starting on February 6. The first match will be played at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

First published: 4 February 2019, 12:50 IST
 
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