Shubman Gill First Century: Shubman Gill continued his fine form in ODIs and slammed his maiden hundred against Zimbabwe in the third ODI on Monday.
Indian batting sensation Shubman Gill hits first ODI Century
Indian batting sensation Shubman Gill continued his golden touch with the bat in the third and final ODI of the ongoing three-match series against Zimbabwe, scoring his maiden century in the 50-over format.
Gill achieved the feat in the 44th over of India’s innings when he took a single off the very first ball of Victor Nyuchi. After taking the single, the right-handed batsman removed the helmet and bowed down to celebrate, with a big smile on his face. The entire Indian camp applauded and applauded Gill’s brilliant innings.
Gill, who came to bat in the 15th over after the dismissal of his captain KL Rahul, remained unbeaten until the final over when Brad Evans dismissed him for 130 off 97 balls, which included 16 fours, including a six.
Young India batsman Shubman Gill finally scored his maiden century in One Day Internationals on Monday as India put themselves in a strong position against Zimbabwe in the third and final ODI.
Gill has been in great form lately, with his exploits during the West Indies tour earning him the Man of the Series award during the three-match ODI series. The 22-year-old was close to scoring the magical three-figure mark during the final match against West Indies. However, rain spoiled the game and he remained unbeaten on 98.
KL Rahul was dismissed for 63
But the Indian star won’t be ruled out on Monday against Zimbabwe as he was in good touch from the start. Gill came to bat when Captain KL Rahul was dismissed for 63 in 15 overs. The visitors would then lose Shikhar Dhawan as well and were reduced to 84 for two.
Gill found a reliable partner in Ishan Kishan as both men navigated the tough phase and counter-attacked Zimbabwe’s bowling to give India the lead in the match. Kishan scored a brilliant half-century before being run out.
The 22-year-old looked in good form as he faced the bowling and voluntarily hit boundaries to keep the run rate high.
The right-handed batsman then kicked and hit some big shots to push the Indian innings towards a strong total. His innings eventually ended on 130 and his innings consisted of 15 fours and a six in just 96 balls.
The series has been a success for the right-handed batsman as he was unbeaten on 82 in the first match on 18 August. In the second ODI, the 22-year-old was forced to give up his starting position for skipper Rahul and he moved up to the No. 3 spot for the team. He once again impressed and scored 33 runs in the match.
His maiden century on Monday was certainly the icing on the cake for the Indian star as he has positioned himself as a contender for the two major batting slots in the Indian ODI team.