Rohit Sharma make his full-time captaincy debut in T20I with a victory over New Zealand in 1st T20I in Jaipur. However, during the match Rohit Sharma slapped fast bowler Mohammad Siraj in the dugout.
The video of Rohit Sharma slapping Siraj went viral over all the social media channels. However, Rohit slapped Mohammad Siraj in a friendly & funny way but all the Indian cricket fans liked the video.
During the tense chase of 165 runs, Rohit scored 48 runs and Man of the Match Suryakumar Yadav scored 62 runs to take India to win.
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India register victory despite final overs tension
Rishabh Pant struck Daryl Mitchell for a boundary in the final over to take India over the victory line. Earlier Rohit Sharma & Suryakumar Yadav laid the foundation of the Indian innings with magnificent innings.
Rohit scored 48 runs off 36 balls while Suryakumar Yadav (Man of the Match) scored 62 off just 40 deliveries. Yadav struck 6 boundaries and 2 sixes in his innings.
In the first innings, Martin Guptill & Mark Chapman scored individual half-centuries to take New Zealand to a good total of 164 runs. Mohammad Siraj took a solitary wicket in his spell of 39/1. Ravichandran Ashwin & Bhuvneshwar Kumar were the standout bowlers with 2 wickets each.
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