KL Rahul Rescued India
India lost the ODI series against New Zealand, but they have set a No. 5 batting option in KL Rahul who can fill the vacant place left by Dhoni and Yuvraj. Rahul had already shown in the previous matches that he could strike hard from the very first ball and can play for a very long time.
In the recent match, he has rescued India from a score of 62-3 by scoring his 4th ODI century. He has made 112 runs in 113 balls and stayed on the field for 34.3 overs.
Performance Of New Zealand Players
The New Zealand team has managed to keep India to 296 runs. It was a dominating series for them and they made India look clueless from time to time.
They initiated the second innings with a high start as Martin Guptill and Nicholls put on 50 runs in just 40 balls and added 106 runs for the 1st wicket. Collin de Grandhomme hit unbeaten 58 off 28 balls at the end to help his team win with 17 balls to spare.
And Henry Nicholls won the man of the match award after scoring 80 runs in 103 balls. The Black Caps scored 300-5 in 47.1 overs.
KL Rahul’s Recent Updates
In the first match of the T20 series against New Zealand, Rahul scored 56 runs in just 27 balls and in the second match he managed to score only 27 off 19 balls. While in the third and fourth match of the series, he made a score of 39 off 26 and 45 off 33 respectively against the Black Caps.
In the ongoing ODI series, KL Rahul played as a middle-order batsman and scored some good runs. In the first match, he made a big score of unbeaten 88 in Hamilton. But unfortunately in the second ODI match, he made only 4 runs in 8 balls.
Rahul’s upcoming matches in the series will be going to held on 21st February at Wellington and 29th February at Christchurch. He is looking forward to continuing his good form in the upcoming challenges.