The 34-year-old stalwart has scored 7 centuries in Test cricket. However, he is yet to score a century in the overseas conditions. The experienced cricketer showed some great signs in the first and second innings.
However, he failed to take his batting to the next level. Talking about his batting in the first innings, he played some good shots and looked really confident in getting to a big score.
Unfortunately, he got out after scoring 34. Overall, he hit as many as 6 boundaries. It was indeed tough to bat as an opener in the English conditions because there would be early movement of the ball.
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill batted together for 20 overs and managed to wear down the Kiwis with a 62-run opening partnership. In the end, Team India managed to score 217 at the expense of all the wickets.
Ajinkya Rahane top-scored with 49 while skipper Virat Kohli got out after 44. New Zealand responded with 249 in the first innings. Devon Conway top-scored with 54 while captain Kane Williamson scored 49.
Tim Southee bowls a brilliant in-swinger to dismiss Rohit Sharma
New Zealand pacer Tim Southee provided early breakthrough by trapping Shubman Gill for an LBW. However, Rohit Sharma went about his business scoring 30 runs including 2 boundaries.
While he was looking to take the game away from the opposition, the veteran cricketer made a misjudgment while facing Tim Southee. The Kiwi pacer outfoxed Rohit Sharma with a perfect in-swinger.
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It didn’t take much time for umpire Michael Gough to raise his finger. Rohit Sharma immediately looked at his partner. Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara came up to Rohit Sharma to have a quick chat about the dismissal.
Rohit Sharma preferred not to take the review. He departed after making 30. Team India ended Day 5 with 64/2 in 30 overs. Virat Kohli & Co lead by 32 runs. Captain Kohli and Pujara are batting on 8* and 12* respectively.
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