India wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul and New Zealand allrounder Jimmy Neesham engaged in a playful banter during the third ODI at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Also Read - India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: KL Rahul Becomes Second Indian Wicketkeeper-Batsman After Rahul Dravid to Score Hundred Outside Asia
In the 20th over of the match, Rahul hit the ball towards mid-off and took off for a run only to find the bowler in his way, which meant he had to adjust and go around him to complete the run. Also Read - India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: KL Rahul's 112, Shreyas Iyer's 62 Power India to 296/7
After pinching the single, Rahul and Neesham had a word with each other and finally, the two cricketers laughed it off. Also Read - KL Rahul Receives Huge Praise From Sanjay Manjrekar For His Orthodox And Classical, Yet '360-Degree' Batting
Here is the video of the incident:
Rahul, who has been in splendid form throughout the tour slammed his fourth ODI century. He scored 112 off 113 balls. His knock comprised of nine fours and two sixes.
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He also stitched crucial partnerships with Shreyas Iyer — 100 for the 4th wicket and another 100-plus stand with Manish Pandey for the 5th wicket to power India to a par 296 for seven in 50 overs.
The Karnataka-born batsman’s previous ODI hundred came in December 2019 when he hit a 104-ball 102 against the West Indies at home.
Rahul also became only the 2nd Indian batsman after Suresh Raina (vs Zimbabwe in 2015) to score a hundred while batting at No. 5 or lower in New Zealand in ODI cricket.
Despite Rahul’s solid run in white-ball cricket, Rahul has not been picked for India’s two-match Test series against New Zealand, starting February 21.