During the third New Zealand ODI, Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan exchanged icy words following a terrible mix-up
With a 212-run opening partnership in only 26 overs, Team India got off to the best possible start thanks to captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. In the third and final ODI of the series in Indore, the hosts faced a mammoth 400-run target against New Zealand. However, India lost four fast wickets in the space of ten overs, losing the initiative. A terrible mix-up between Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan resulted in the latter's dismissal, which was followed by a chilly argument between the two batsmen, resulting in one of their dismissals.
The event took place in India's innings' 35th over. Ishan signaled for a fast single as he tapped Jacob Duffy's length ball towards cover. Once he saw Ishan run for the single, Kohli began to move forward more quickly. Ishan stopped halfway through his run, while Kohli continued to run. Ishan turned to look at the fielder, who had already picked up and tossed the ball to the other end at that point. Ishan spun around to get back towards the striker's end, but Kohli had arrived at the crease ahead of him.
Replays made it clear that Kohli had arrived at the crease before Ishan, indicating that the latter had been out. However, Ishan had already started walking towards the dugout when the replays started playing, and the camera recorded a heated exchange between the two hitters. Kohli was seen looking unhappy with his head down and his hand on his hip. Additionally, when Ishan turned around and crossed paths with Kohli, the latter mouthed a few comments that even elicited a reaction from Kishan.
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Ishan had 24 balls and was stranded on 17. The New Zealand bowlers had him all bowled up despite the fact that he had smashed a six and a four, whilst Kohli was playing wonderfully and had hit three boundaries and a six. Therefore, Kohli was the batsman India wanted to retain batting at that point. However, Kohli too lost his wicket for 36 two overs later when holing out to mid-off in an attempt to get rid of the fielder.
A half-century by Hardik Pandya kept the scoreboard moving despite wickets tumbling at the other end as New Zealand held the Indian innings quiet until the last 10 overs. In order to get India near to 385/9, he and Shardul Thakur made a significant 54-run partnership for the 7th wicket.
Regarding the game, Rohit's 30th ODI century put an end to his protracted century skid. It was his first game in the format and in international cricket in more than 1100 days, respectively. Gill also maintained his outstanding performance to achieve yet another 100. India is aiming for a clean sweep in Indore after defeating New Zealand in the first two one-day internationals. A victory would catapult India to the top of the ODI standings.