Rohit Sharma falls India's depth of field after sweeping the T20I series against New Zealand
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma expressed his delight after his team beat New Zealand by 73 points and won a three-game T20I series draw on Sunday. Rohit Sharma's 56-point strike followed by Axar Patel's three-wicket loot helped India beat New Zealand with 73 points in the third and final T20I at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. “It's important to start well. It has always been my way of thinking. Once you see the place you will know what to do. Group. I wouldn't say it worked out well. Opportunity to improve in the average order.
"The Slap Front - KL (Rahul) missed today, but his shape matters. The Middle Order didn't have much opportunity other than today. The weirdos did the job for us throughout the series. The way that (Ravichandran) Ashwin did bowling, Axar. And how (Yuzvendra) Chahal came back. It's nice to see Venkatesh Iyer bowling these overs with his skills, "said Rohit Sharma in the post-game presentation.
"Important for us in the future. I would prefer teams all over the world to hit deep down to No. 8, No. 9. Harshal (Patel), when he plays for Haryana, he opens the punches for her. And then Deepak (Chahar), we saw what he did in Sri Lanka.
"Chahal was looking forward to hitting too. I used to grow up on a concrete pitch. When I started opening a lot of things changed. I won't say it (play the move) goes without saying. I have practiced a lot, playing those punches, "he added.
Previously, Rohit Sharma played 56 runs when India scored 184/7. In the last three overs, the men in blue managed to add 36 more runs, exceeding the 180-run mark. Deepak Chahar played a cameo of 21 runs with just 8 balls when India posted more than a competitive total on the board.
With this victory India won the three-game series 3-0 and now both teams will compete in the two-game test series starting on Thursday in Kanpur.