India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI highlights: India skipper Rohit Sharma hammered a sublime 51 off 50 balls to power the Men in Blue to a series-clinching eight-wicket victory against New Zealand at Raipur’s Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Stadium, Sunday. The third and final ODI between the two teams will be played on Tuesday, January 24, at Indore’s Holkar Stadium. 

After the match, senior opener Rohit Sharma, who last scored a ton in the 50-overs format in January 2020, said he is not too worried about the lack of big hundreds in recent times.

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“I’m trying to change my game a bit now, have been trying to take the bowlers on and I think that’s important, to try to put the pressure back. I know the big scores haven’t come, but I’m not too worried about it,” Rohit said at the presentation ceremony.

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“I am happy with my batting. I have kept my approach quite similar. I am happy with how I am going. I know a big score is around the corner.”

After Rohit opted to bowl first, lethal spell from Mohammed Shami (3/18), Siraj (1/10) and Hardik Pandya (2/16) on a helping track ensured that New Zealand skittle out for just 108 in 34.3 overs. Notably, eight New Zealand batters failed to score in double digits. Glenn Phillips scored the maximum 36 runs for his team.

Player of the Match Shami said he always focuses on maintaining the right line and length.

“I always start trying to bowl good rhythm and line and length. The seam release is all about repetitions. I get irritated if the seam is not perfect. I love it when you can see the seam in the air. So I just keep trying to do that,” Shami said.

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