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India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, caused a stir at the toss of the second one-day international match against New Zealand as he “forgot” about the team’s call and took a while to announce his decision to field first. Fans have taken to social media to poke fun at Sharma’s forgetfulness, with many calling it an embarrassing moment for the team’s leader.
Despite Sharma’s slip-up, the hosts, who currently lead the three-match series 1-0, kept the same team from their opening win. New Zealand also kept the same team from their 12-run loss on Wednesday, with their captain, Tom Latham, stating that he would have also chosen to bowl first if he had won the toss.
Watch: Rohit Sharma forgets whether to bat or bowl after winning toss
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 21, 2023
In the first ODI match, India held on to beat New Zealand despite a century from Michael Bracewell. Shubman Gill scored a brilliant 208 for India and helped the team post a formidable total of 349-8. Gill’s innings spanned 149 balls and featured 19 fours and nine sixes. Bracewell also had a strong performance with 12 fours and 10 sixes, but ultimately finished on the losing side. Siraj was the standout Indian bowler with figures of 4-46.
As the teams prepare for the second match, fans are speculating on how Sharma’s forgetfulness might affect the team’s performance. Some have expressed concern that it could be a sign of a lack of focus or preparation on Sharma’s part, while others have brushed it off as a minor mistake. Regardless, Sharma will be looking to redeem himself and lead the team to victory in this match.
The game promises to be an exciting one with both teams having strong players in their lineup. India’s Shubman Gill had an impressive 208 in the first match, and New Zealand’s Michael Bracewell had a century despite the loss. The Indian bowlers led by Siraj will be looking to repeat their performance in the first match and secure another win for the team. On the other hand, New Zealand bowlers will be looking to contain the Indian batting lineup and restrict them from posting a big score.
In conclusion, the second one-day international match between India and New Zealand promises to be an exciting encounter with both teams looking to secure a win. India will be looking to clinch the series with a win while New Zealand will be striving to level the series. Fans are eagerly waiting for the game to begin and see if Sharma’s forgetfulness will have an impact on the team’s performance.
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