IND vs NZ Live: Rohit Sharma’s trouble against left-armers continue, after surviving yorkers, falls to Boult’s short-ball

IND vs NZ Live: Rohit Sharma's trouble against left-armers continue, after surviving yorkers, falls to Boult's short-ball
IND vs NZ Live: Rohit Sharma's trouble against left-armers continue, after surviving yorkers, falls to Boult's short-ball

IND vs NZ Live: Rohit Sharma’s trouble against left-armers continue, after surviving yorkers, falls to Boult’s short-ball – New Captain Rohit Sharma fell agonisingly short of a stunning half-century as he departed yet again to nemesis Trent Boult. Sharma has traditionally struggled against left-arm seamers in the past, particularly Boult, and while he did ace the new ball test, the Kiwi pacer had the last laugh denying the Hit-Man a deserving 50. Follow IND vs NZ LIVE updates on Insidesport.in. 

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IND vs NZ Live: Rohit Sharma’s trouble against left-armers continue, after surviving yorkers, falls to Boult’s short-ball

Rohit Sharma got off to a cautious start, taking just two off Trent Boult’s opening over as the ball swung around a bit. However, when the left-arm pacer returned for his second over, the Hit-Man was well settled and tore into him along with KL Rahul to bag 21 runs from the over. Sharma hit consecutive boundaries before launching one into the stands to nullify Boult’s threat and give India a commanding start.

India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma continued to motor along and reached 48, before Boult was brought back into the attack by captain Tim Southee. The move worked like a charm as Sharma was foxed by a short ball, gifting his wicket.

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IND vs NZ Live: Rohit Sharma’s trouble against left-armers continue, after surviving yorkers, falls to Boult’s short-ball

Rohit Sharma’s knock helped India cut down on their chase. After stitching a 50  partnership with KL Rahul at the top, the Indian captain, stitched another 59-run sojourn with Mumbai Indians teammate Suryakumar Yadav. India did make a meal of the chase, but eventually got over the line with Rishabh Pant scoring the winning runs.