Rohit Sharma was leading the Indian side in this after skipper Virat Kohli opted to rest. Rohit, however, didn’t came to field after he injured. “Rohit Sharma is being assessed at the moment. He will not take the field today,” read an official update form the BCCI. In his absence, KL Rahul captained the side.
Earlier in the day, Rohit won the toss and opted to bat first on a pitch that looked suitable for batting. The Men in Blue, however, didn’t get a great start after Sanju Samson got out cheaply but Rohit’s 60 off 41 balls and a 33-ball 45 from KL Rahul helped India post 163 for the loss of just three wickets.
The host, however, were never in the chase as they kept losing wickets on regular interval. In the end, the Men in Blue were easily able to restrict them to 156 for the loss of seven wickets and notch a rare 5-0 whitewash against the Kiwis.