Rohit Sharma scored 48 runs in India’s five-wicket win over New Zealand in the first T20I.© AFP
Team India started the new Rohit Sharma-Rahul Dravid era with a five-wicket win over New Zealand in their first T20I in Jaipur on Wednesday. Chasing a target of 165, India scored 166 for five in 19.4 overs. New full-time T20I captain Rohit Sharma was in a good mood after the win and spoke about his duel with Mumbai Indians (MI) teammate Trent Boult. Even before reaching the half-century, the fast bowler got Rohit out. The opener scored 48 runs in 36 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. Speaking during the post-match presentation, the 34-year-old explained that the Blackcap bowler knew his weakness and also revealed that Boult used his advice against him.
“We (Bolt and I) played a lot of cricket together and he knows my weakness and I know his strength, it’s a good fight between the two. When I captain him I always tell him to bluff I am, and that’s exactly what he did.” , he said.
He continued, “He held back mid-wicket and kept up fine leg and I knew he was going to throw a bouncer and I was just trying to put it over the fielder, but unfortunately not much momentum on the ball.” was”, he added. ,
Apart from Rohit’s knock, Suryakumar Yadav was also in fine form as he smashed a 40-ball 62.
Initially, New Zealand posted 164 for six in 20 overs with half-centuries from Martin Guptill (70) and Mark Chapman.
India lead 1-0 in the three-match series, with both sides facing each other in the second T20I on Friday.
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