Team India defeated New Zealand by 90 runs in the third ODI at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on January 24, they completed a 3-0 whitewash. With the win at the Holkar Cricket Stadium India now become the new no.1 ODI team in the ICC ODI rankings.
Rohit smashed 101 runs off 85 balls, his second-fastest ton in ODIs whereas Gill struck 112 runs in 78 deliveries.
Losing Captain, Tom Latham said:
I think the start with the ball wasn’t great. Fantastic partnership, but we pulled it back to 380. We were in a great position in the chase, but we lost too many wickets. This is our last experience before the World Cup, so we have got an idea. We wanted to build depth and it’s been a great experience for everyone. The more you are in these situations, the more you learn.
Winning Captain, Rohit Sharma said:
I thought in the last six games we played we did most part rights and that is the key in 50-over games. We were consistent too. WIthout Siraj and Shami I knew we wanted to give chances to people on the bench. Wanted to get Chahal and Umran in the mix. We wanted to see how they react under pressure.
I don’t think any score is safe here. Shardul has been doing it for a while. People call him magician in the squad. Just need to get more games under his belt. The wrist spinners get better with game time. Gill’s approach is quite similar.
As a youngster, coming into the team and have that attitude is great. I’ve been batting well, so it was just about going that extra mile. The pitch was good today. Honestly we don’t talk much about rankings. We discuss mainly about doing the right things on the field. Australia is a quality team and things won’t be easy for us but I think we are ready for the (BGT) series.
Player of the Match, Shardul Thakur said:
I am liked by my teammates (chuckles). When the opponents come after you it’s important to stay in the moment. I don’t think too much. You got to be ready for different situations. Everyone enjoys batting. In modern day world it’s all about batting.
Player of the Series, Shubman Gill said:
Feels nice when you have a series and you perform well. I don’t think my approach has changed after the double hundred. It’s all about getting a start and converting every game. Just to be in the situation and looking to score helps convert those starts for me. Our bowlers bowled really well on this wicket.