Rachin Ravindra: hooks the 92 mph Mark Wood bouncer for a spectacular flat six
Will Young was caught down the leg side by Sam Curran and dismissed for a duck on the first ball of New Zealand's run chase. The game required 283 runs for New Zealand to win. Rachin Ravindra, who impressed in the warm-up game against Pakistan with a stunning 97 while opening the batting position, was given his chance today because Kane Williamson was unavailable.
Ravindra, who was batting third, took control of the game by grabbing it by the scruff of the neck. In conjunction with Devon Conway, he launched a remarkable counterattack, during which they defeated one English bowler after another by using shots that were appropriate for cricket.
Rachin Ravindra scores a hat trick in his World Cup debut
His unbroken partnership with Devon Conway, a close friend and Wellington teammate, yielded 273 runs in 35.1 overs. This is the fourth-largest World Cup stand in history, and it is unquestionably one of the most visually appealing. Both players had a memorable night after scoring hundreds of points in their first World Cup games; for Ravindra, the fact that both of his parents were born in India brought an extra dimension of emotion to the experience.
He added, "A hundred is always special," and I couldn't agree more. But in terms of being able to perform in India, it's extremely great to have that opportunity. It was wonderful to have my parents there to see; they traveled all the way from New Zealand to be there. It was awesome to be able to experience that moment, and it's always a pleasure to be in India. There's a feeling of a connection to my family whenever I'm in Bangalore because I'm able to visit with my grandparents.
Ravindra power New Zealand to big win
The spirit of England's ailing bowling attack was broken as a result of Ravindra's scorching 123 not out, which came from just 96 deliveries and featured five sixes and 11 fours.
It was also the first time that the young player had ever played in the top three in a full One-Day International for New Zealand. He was propelled up the order after impressing in the warm-up matches as a stand-in opener.
"I consider it a stroke of good fortune that I was given the opportunity to bat in the third spot. Ravindra stated, "I've opened the batting for my domestic team, so it's somewhere I'm familiar batting, and I really enjoy batting at the top too." "I've opened the batting for my domestic team."
England vs New Zealand
The spinner bowled a full set of 10 overs against England, although he was unsatisfied with his comparatively high cost per over, which was 1/76.
"Because of the type of player I am, it goes without saying that I aspire to be a genuine all-rounder, and I really hope that I will be a genuine all-rounder in the years to come. Ravindra stated that he was content with whatever labels were applied to him.
"It certainly didn't turn out as well as I would have liked it to today, but hey, that's the beauty of cricket. You can't always get what you want. I believe there are going to be good days and bad days in everyone's life. Therefore, we will look at it and discuss it, and possibly use it again in the upcoming game.