After three years without an ODI century, Rohit Sharma (101) finally broke the streak, while his opening partner Shubman Gill notched his third hundred in as many outings. In the third and final ODI on Tuesday in Indore, India easily defeated New Zealand by 90 runs thanks to the twin tons.
India's 3-0 victory against New Zealand gave them another another series victory after thrashing Sri Lanka earlier in the month, and it also sent them to the top of the ODI standings.
After the captain Rohit and Gill put up a stirring 212-run partnership in 26 overs, India were poised to score a 400-plus total, but they lost wickets in the middle. The seventh wicket partnership of Hardik Pandya (54) and Shardul Thakur (25) helped India reach 385/9, nevertheless.
Although Devon Conway's spectacular century (138 off 100 balls) kept New Zealand in the match, Shardul's hits off successive balls in the 26th over—he dismissed Daryl Mitchell and acting captain Tom Latham—tipped the balance in India's favor.
Kuldeep Yadav, who has been in excellent form, continued to shine as India knocked out New Zealand for 295 with 8.4 overs left.
Conway was the crucial victim that Umran Malik, who was brought in to replace Mohammed Shami, took. Yuzvendra Chahal, a leg-spinner, took the place of Mohammed Siraj, India's second frontline fast, who was also given a break.
"We've done most things correctly over the last six games. We have consistently used the same strategy while using the bat and the ball. At the postmatch presentation, Rohit stated, "And that turned out nicely.