Rohit, Rahul Tonks Trent Boult For 21 Runs In An Over
By CricShots - Nov 17, 2021 10:23 pm
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India and New Zealand are up against each other in the first T20I of the three-match series in Jaipur. Both teams are coming from the UAE where they participated in the T20 World Cup 2021. Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first. India handed debut cap to Venkatesh Iyer while Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Mohammad Siraj returned in the playing XI.

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Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul

New Zealand brought Mark Chapman, Rachin Ravindra, Todd Astle, and Lockie Ferguson in the playing XI. Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell walked out to open the innings for New Zealand while Bhuvneshwar Kumar had the new ball in his hand. Guptill got his eyes set and was looking dangerous after scoring his fifty.

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Guptill smashed Deepak Chahar for a huge no-look six which went 98 meters away into the stands. Chahar dished another ball in the slot which Guptill tried to send over the boundary. But Shreyas Iyer took a good sliding catch to dismiss Guptill for 70 runs in 42 balls, where he hit three fours and four sixes. Eventually, the Kiwis only managed to reach a total of 164/6 in their quota of 20 overs.

During teh chase, the Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul came out all guns blazing as they smashed 50 runs in the first 5 overs themselves and the highlight of that was the 5th over of Trent Boult. Rahul smashed six over the square on teh very first delivery then took a single and then gave the responsibility of the carnage to Rohit.

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Rohit Sharma then smashed his Mumbai Indians teammate four a couple of back-to-back fours and a huge six over the square leg boundary. Here are the videos of the carnage from the Indian openers: