RACHIN RAVINDRA'S DREAM WORLD CUP CONTINUES WITH 117 AGAINST AUSTRALIA

Dharamsala, Oct 28 (PTI) Rachin Ravindra continued his dream World Cup with a superb 117 off 89 balls against Australia in an improbable chase of 389, which the Black Caps nearly pulled off.

With more than 400 runs in six games, Ravindra admitted that he has exceeded his own expectations.

"I guess you probably look at it at the start and be obviously very grateful to be here and how things have worked out," he stated.

Ravindra gives a very calm feel when he is out there in the middle and even though he doesn't have a huge frame, a stable core and gift of timing helps him hit those mighty sixes.

He felt batting with the likes of Daryl Mitchell does help his game and said he feeds off the energy of the senior batters.

"I think being able to bat with guys who have so much experience helps a lot. I think, obviously, being able to bat with Daryl, having a little partnership with him and the way he went about his business obviously took a little bit of the attack to them," he said about his approach.

"I could sort of feed him (Daryl) or sort of feed off him and then once he got out it was just like I was reacting to the ball and seeing what was in front of me and lucky enough it was a good wicket to bat on so I could sort of just go out there and play my game."

Ravindra's dream World Cup is not over yet, as New Zealand are still very much in contention for a semi-final spot. With more than 400 runs in six games, he is one of the leading run-scorers in the tournament.

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