Attempt to maximise the opportunities I am given: Shubman Gill

India and New Zealand play third ODI of three-match series in Hamilton, New Zealand . Rain prevented the second ODI of the three-match series from being played .

Hamilton, New Zealand, November 27: After the second ODI between India and New Zealand was called off due to rain, Indian batter Shubman Gill said he wants to make the most of the opportunities he has to play for his country.Rain prevented the second ODI of the three-match series between India and New Zealand from being played, with the Men in Blue scoring 891 in 12.5 overs at the time, leaving no room for improvement.Shubman Gill (45* off 42 balls) and Suryakumar Yadav (34* off 25 balls) were all unbeaten at the crease.Right now, my main goal is to make the most of the opportunities I have to play for the country and score big.In a post-match press conference, Gill said that this is what I am planning to do in this series as well.

Gill has scored 625 runs in the 11 ODIs he has played so far, an average of 78.12.He has scored one century and four half-centuries, with the highest mark being 130.Gill admitted that constant change in field travel due to rain triggered frustration and planning difficulties.Suryakumar Yadav is reportedly in red-hot form at this point, and the batter stated that he enjoyed batting with him.

Gill said that scoring 400 or more in ODIs frequently is impossible if you use a more aggressive batting strategy.In between 2-3 matches a year, 400-450 are produced.It's a tough contest if you score 300-350.He explained that it is all dependent on the weather, whether you bat first or not.

After rain, the match was called off for a 29-overs-per-side affair.After the match, India lost skipper Shikhar Dhawan to Matt Henry early for just three runs.Gill and Suryakumar added 66 runs for the second wicket.But the rain did not stop the action from these two exciting sides once more, and on Wednesday, the third ODI will be played in Christchurch.

In their 50 overs, India took 3067 wickets, with fifties coming from Shreyas Iyer (80), Dhawan (72), and Gill (50).India lost at 883 in 19.5 overs to pacers Tim Southee and Lockie Fergsuon, who took three wickets.But the Kiwis won the game by 221 runs for the fourth wicket between Tom Latham (145*) and skipper Kane Williamson (94*).The first T20I was completely washed away by rain.

The third T20I was called off during India's chase of 161, during which Men in Blue were 754 in nine overs.

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