Rohit Sharma scored 48 in India’s five-wicket win over New Zealand in the first T20I.© AFP
Team India launched the new Rohit Sharma-Rahul Dravid era with a win five wickets about New Zealand on Wednesday in their first T20I in Jaipur. India chased down a target of 165 runs and scored 166 for five in 19.4 overs. New full-time T20I captain Rohit Sharma was in a good mood after the win and spoke about his duel with Mumbai Indians (MI) teammate Trent Boult. The pacemaker fired Rohit before he could reach his half-century. The opening batsman scored 48 off 36 balls, packed with five fours and two sixes. The 34-year-old spoke during the post-match presentation, explaining that the Blackcaps bowler knows his weakness and also reveals that Boult used his advice against him.
“We (me and Boult) have played a lot of cricket together and he knows my weakness and I know his strength, it’s a good fight between the two. When I lead him, I always tell him to bluff, and that is exactly what he did. ” , he said.
“He put the center wicket back and put the fine leg up and I knew he was going to bowl a bouncer and I just tried to put it over the fielder, but unfortunately there was not much tempo on the ball,” he continued. added. .
In addition to Rohit’s stroke, Suryakumar Yadav was also in excellent form and played a stroke of 62 in 40 deliveries.
Initially, New Zealand scored 164 for six in 20 overs, with Martin Guptill (70) and Mark Chapman scoring half-centuries.
With India leading 1-0 in the three-match series, both teams will face each other in the second T20I on Friday.
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