IND vs NZ: The third and final ODI between India and New Zealand also ended in India’s favor. With this win, India has thrashed the visitors with a 3-0 clean sweep. This win has also helped the Men in Blue regain the No. 1 ranking in the ODIs. Team India won the game by 90 runs, and Shardul Thakur was adjudged the “Man of the Match” for his all-around performance. Meanwhile, young opener Shubman Gill won the “Player of the Series” award.

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He ended up scoring 360 runs in the series at an incredible average of 180 and a strike rate of 128.57. Gill also slammed two centuries in the series. The 23-year-old is in red-hot form and is making the most of every opportunity he is getting at the moment. However, after the win, he faced a tricky question when he was asked to pick one batter between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.

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IND vs NZ: Shubman Gill names India’s best batter between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar

IND vs NZ: "I Would Say…"- Shubman Gill Names India’s Best Batsman Between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.
IND vs NZ: “I Would Say…”- Shubman Gill Names India’s Best Batsman Between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.

The Indian team batted first in the third ODI. Batting first, the hosts put up a massive score of 385/9 in their inning. Both openers smashed brilliant hundreds to give India a flying start. They added 212 runs for the first wicket, which is the highest for India against New Zealand for the first wicket. Rohit ended his 3-year-long century drought and scored his 30th ODI ton.

He made 101 off 85 runs with six maximums and nine fours. Gill also scored his fourth ODI ton. He was asked about the best Indian batter between Virat and Sachin after the game on Star Sports. He replied,

“I think Virat Bhai because…Sachin sir is the reason why I started playing cricket because my dad was his huge fan. When he retired, I was too young to understand cricket. By the time I started to understand cricket a little more, I would say Virat bhai because I have learnt a lot from him as a batter.”

The 23-year-old scored his third century in the last four ODIs. He slammed his maiden double century in the first game and scored 112 off 78 balls in the third ODI. He has scored the joint-most runs (360) with Babar Azam in a three-match bilateral series. India will now lock horns with New Zealand in three T20Is starting on January 27 in Ranchi.

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