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Twitterati Applauds As KL Rahul Scored His 4th ODI Century
By CricShots - Feb 11, 2020 12:11 pm
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Once again for the third time in the series, the Indian team is looking in a commanding position after the completion of the first innings. The exceptional performance from the Indian middle-order comprising of KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, and Manish Pandey helped India post a massive total of 296/7 in the third ODI at Bay Oval in Mount Manganui.

KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer scored another 100-run partnership

Earlier, it was the Kiwi Skipper, Kane Williamson who won the toss and asked the men in blue to bat first. India made one change with Kedar Jadhav sitting out for Manish Pandey. For New Zealand, Williamson and Mitchell Santner came back to replace, Tom Blundell and Mark Chapman respectively.

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India once again got off to a rough start as Mayank Agarwal walked back with 1 run to his name. Virat Kohli followed him quickly after hitting a six. However, Prithvi Shaw kept on smashing boundaries and just when he was looking in the mood, the young protege failed to complete the second run with Shreyas Iyer and went back to the pavilion and India was down to 62/3 in the 12th over itself.

However, Iyer and Rahul formed the partnership in the middle to avoid further hiccups as both the players knocked runs thick and fast to put New Zealand on the back foot.

The duo added a 100-run partnership for the 4th wicket before Shreyas losing his concentration in the middle in the 31st over after scoring 62. Nonetheless, Rahul found a good partner in Manish Pandey, who scored runs at a good pace as he went on to score his 4th ODI century which he completed in the 45th over.

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Rahul also became the second player to score a hundred batting at number 5 and first Indian wicket-keeper batsman after 21 years to score a century outside India. Following century, Rahul showed his mojo with brilliant shots across the park. On the other hand, Manish Pandey yet again proved his caliber to team management.

However, both of them out in the 47th over on back-to-back deliveries as Rahul was dismissed after scoring 112 by Hamish Bennett who was the chief destroyer for the Kiwis as he finished the game with a spell of 4/63.

Here is how Twitterati applauded Rahul for scoring a century: