India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: In the third ODI against New Zealand, Team India’s openers did a blistering batting. Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma scored quick centuries. During this, this Indian pair also recorded a special record in their name. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are the first Indian opening pair to hit 5 or more sixes in their respective innings in a match.
India’s first opening pair
On Tuesday (January 25) against New Zealand, Rohit Sharma hit 6 sixes in his innings of 101 runs. On the other hand, his partner Shubman Gill also hit 5 sixes during his century innings. Before these two, no other Indian pair had done this charisma. However, it was only the third time in ODI history when both openers of a team hit five or more sixes during their respective innings.
Finch-Marsh first made the record
Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh were the first to hit five or more sixes while opening the innings in ODIs. In the year 2013, Finch came out to open the match against Scotland and then hit 7 sixes. While his partner Mitchell Marsh hit 5 sixes. At the same time, in the year 2020, this record was repeated once again. Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das hit sixes against Zimbabwe. Tamim Iqbal hit 6 sixes and Liton Das hit 8 sixes in that match. Now the pair of Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill has also been included in this list.
India won the match by 90 runs
The Indian team performed tremendously in the third ODI against New Zealand. In the last match of the series played in Indore, Team India defeated the Kiwis by 90 runs. Due to this victory, India eliminated New Zealand 3–0 in the ODI series. During this, the Indian team was successful in whitewashing New Zealand for the third time in the ODI series on its soil.