New Delhi: In the third and final ODI between India and New Zealand being played in Indore on Tuesday, Team India rained runs while batting first. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill hit centuries while batting fast, while on the other hand, Hardik Pandya, who came out to bat at number six, hit a brilliant half-century by hitting fours and sixes. Pandya hit 3 fours and 3 sixes in 38 balls and scored 54 runs at a strike rate of 142.11. During this, he hit such sixes, which cricket lovers were stunned to see. A similar scene was seen on the very first ball of the 49th over.
Jacob Duffy hit a brilliant six
As soon as Jacob Duffy bowled the first ball of this over, this ball waved in the air and started going outside the off stump. Pandya showed cleverness and went to the length of the ball. His bat turned upside down, but Pandya did not miss taking advantage of this ball. The ball came on his bat and he hit such a six with one hand towards the deep cover point that Michael Bracewell kept flying on the boundary trying to stop it, but could not stop the six.
9⃣th ODI FIFTY for @hardikpandya7 👌 👌
The #TeamIndia vice-captain brings up a cracking half-century ⚡️ ⚡️
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 24, 2023
Jacob Duffy and Blair Tickner thrashed
Similarly, Pandya also hit a brilliant six on the first ball of the 46th over. Even on this ball of Jacob Duffy, Pandya went to the length of the ball and raised his shoulders and hit a brilliant six towards long off. Cricket lovers were also stunned to see this power of Pandya. Pandya did not stop here, he once again created a mutiny and hit a four on the fourth ball. In the 48th over, Pandya smashed Blair Tickner. On the very first ball, Pandya smashed Tickner for a six over mid-wicket. Hardik Pandya completed his half century in just 36 balls.
Team India scored 385 runs
Apart from Rohit, Gill’s century, Virat Kohli scored 36 runs in 27 balls and Shardul Thakur scored 25 runs in 17 balls. Suryakumar Yadav got out after scoring 14 runs in 9 balls and Ishaan Kishan scored 17 runs in 24 balls. Washington Sundar contributed 9 runs in 14 balls. At the same time, New Zealand bowlers Blair Tickner and Jacob Duffy got 3-3 wickets.
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