India batsman KL Rahul was concerned in a pleasant banter with New Zealand allrounder Jimmy Neesham during the third ODI at Bay Oval on Tuesday. The second came about in the ultimate ball of the 20th over when Rahul clipped the Kiwi pacer in direction of mid-on for a fast single. During his run-up, Neesham blocked Rahul’s approach, and the batsman needed to change his course.
The second changed into a dialogue between the two cricketers which continued for some time. Even although, there have been no heated exchanges, the two gamers continued to take pleasure in verbal banter on the discipline until Neesham returned to his place to bowl the subsequent supply.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul went on to script his 4th ODI hundred to take India’s complete to 296/7 in 50 overs. Rahul made 112 runs (from 113 balls), together with 9 fours and two sixes, as he rescued India from 62/Three in the 13th over after being despatched in to bat.
He placed on 100 runs with Shreyas Iyer (62 off 63 balls) for the fourth wicket, and in a while one other 107 runs with Manish Pandey (42 off 48 balls) for the fifth wicket. For New Zealand, who’ve already clinched the collection after profitable the first two matches, Hamish Bennett completed with 4/64 from ten overs to emerge as the most profitable bowler.
But it was not sufficient to avoid wasting Indai from a 3-zero whitewash as the Kiwis had been helped by an excellent batting efficiency to tug off the chase with 5 wickets in hand. The Kiwis had been off to a assured begin of their chase with Martin Guptill (66) and Henry Nicholls (80) and placing on a 106-run stand. However, wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets to deliver India again in the recreation.
Colin de Grandhomme (58) and Tom Latham (32), although, took their facet previous the end line with an unbeaten 80-run partnership.