India blew up a golden chance to break the threatening partnership between Daryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson as Mohammed Shami dropped a simple catch at mid-on to reprieve the latter.
Williamson and Mitchell have brought up their century stand and it has come in a quick time. They are running well between wickets and the boundaries are flowing as well. Mitchell, who hit a century against India in Dharamsala, has a half-century now and Williamson is batting on 52.
Earlier, Virat Kohli scored his record-breaking 50th ODI hundred and Shreyas Iyer notched up his second successive century – off just 67 balls – to lead India to an imposing total. Kohli and Iyer’s brilliance came in the afterglow of Rohit’s fireworks upfront while Gill too was among the runs until the scorching Mumbai heat lent him a bout of cramps.
India hit 110 in the last 10 overs with even New Zealand’s experienced campaigners leaking runs. Trent Boult went for 86 in his 10 overs while Southee leaked 100 as his plan to take pace off didn’t yield the desired results beyond the big wicket of Rohit.
𝗜𝗡𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗗𝗜𝗕𝗟𝗘! 𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗠𝗜 𝗗𝗥𝗢𝗣𝗦 𝗔𝗡 𝗔𝗕𝗦𝗢𝗟𝗨𝗧𝗘 𝗗𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗬! 🚨
WILLIAMSON SURVIVES FOR A THIRD TIME! WOW! 😱 pic.twitter.com/oc0v5FyxG1
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) November 15, 2023