Indian team is currently taking the challenge of New Zealand in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. The hosts won the toss and asked visitors to bat first.
India posted 296-6 in their allotted 50 overs, thanks to KL Rahul, who smashed his career’s fourth hundred and took the team to a competitive total. He scored 112 off 113 balls with nine fours and two sixes.
Apart from the wicket-keeper, middle-order batsman Manish Pandey (42 off 48 balls) too shined in the match. He added 107 runs for the fifth wicket with Rahul. Before him, India’s No.4 Shreyas Iyer played a crucial knock of 62 and took his team out of early troubles.
For New Zealand, pacer Hamish Bennett was the most successful bowler. He picked four important wickets for 64 in his 10 overs. A debutant in the previous match Kyle Jamieson and all-rounder James Neesham scalped one wicket each.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
ODI century No.4 and his first at No. 5. What an impressive knock this has been from the versatile @klrahul11. He brings up his century in 104 balls with 9×4 and 1×6.#NZvIND pic.twitter.com/q8Vi5BK1I0
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 11, 2020
KL Rahul walked out to bat at 62/3. His 4th ODI 💯 has put India in sight of 300!
— ICC (@ICC) February 11, 2020
KL Rahul showing his class once again. 6th 50+ score in his last 11 odi innings, and this time converting it into a hundred. Good contributions from Shreyas, Prithvi and Manish Pandey as well. Now upto the bowlers to defend 296 ##NZvIND pic.twitter.com/iG17uGpONk
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 11, 2020
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 11, 2020
Will you open?
Possible to bat at 4?
Can you keep?
Can you please be our finisher?
Can you also lead today?
Naam Ek…Kaam Anek.
Kamaal Lajawaab Rahul ☺️🤗 #NZvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 11, 2020
Century from BAE at the Bay Oval! 😍 💯
With #ValentinesDay coming up, KL Rahul surely knows how to make us fall for him again and again. ♥
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) February 11, 2020
Currently, just an elegant, stylish run machine. @klrahul11
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 11, 2020
A solid 💯 from KL Rahul (112) along with valuable contributions from Shreyas Iyer (62), Manish Pandey (42) & Prithvi Shaw (40) has got #TeamIndia 🇮🇳 to a competitive total of 296/7! 👏
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 11, 2020
Rahul in New Zealand 112 (113)
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) February 11, 2020
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) February 11, 2020
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) February 11, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 11, 2020
Shreyas-Rahul partnership 👉🏻 1⃣0⃣0⃣
Rahul-Pandey partnership 👉🏻 1⃣0⃣7⃣
KL Rahul 👉🏻 1⃣1⃣2⃣
After some early jitters, the middle-order took India to 2⃣9⃣6⃣/7⃣ 💪🏻
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from Home🏠) (@DelhiCapitals) February 11, 2020
ODI 100s by WK for India outside Asia
Rahul Dravid 145 v SL Taunton 1999
KL Rahul 100* v NZ Mount Maunganui 2020#NZvIND
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) February 11, 2020