New Delhi: Team India has claimed the top spot in the Men’s One Day International (ODI) rankings after they whitewashed New Zealand by 3-0 in the last ODI at Holkar Stadium in Indore.
India is riding on centuries of skipper Rohit Sharma and opener Shubman Gill along with the late strike from Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur, helping India to put up a daunting total of 395 off 9 wickets.
With the 90-runs win over blackcaps, India toppled the England and New Zealand to capture the top position of the 50-over format. Ahead of the World Cup, scheduled in October and November, Men in Blue looks favourite to lift the title that will be hosted in the subcontinent.
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— BCCI (@BCCI) January 24, 2023
India clean sweeps New Zealand
It seems like team India has finally found therhythm as both of the openers scored century. Captain Rohit Sharma ended his century drought after three years. He scored his last hundred in January 2020. Shubman Gill scored 4th century and both put up the massive total of 395 runs.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya scored his fifty and shared good partnership with Shardul Thakur. Pandya also gave India’s first breakthrough and bowled Kiwi opener Finn Allen. Thakur also play a vital role in the middle over.
India sweeped the series by 90-runs win over Tom Latham led side, a terrific century from Devon Conway was not enough to chase the target. Mitchell Santner tried to chase the target but got caught by Kohli.
India tops the ODI men’s table
Team India reached the top position in the Men’s ODI ranking. India was on third position behind England and New Zealand but tied the rating. However, because of playing more number of matches, India remained on the third position. But with the whitewash against the New Zealand helped India to go through.
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