- Dec 11, 2023
- Jul 8, 2023
Shubman Gill scored the sixth hundred of his ODI career and damaged the confidence of the Australian bowlers. In the second ODI in Indore, Gill looked at his best after seeing off the new ball. It was his first ODI hundred against the Australian team. The opener has been in a phenomenal form in the format. The runs have been coming continuously from the blade of Gill.
The 24-year-old looked to steady the Indian innings after the wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad. As Iyer went well at the other end, Gill joined the party and started smashing the Australian bowlers. There was no respite for the bowlers whatsoever. Gill scored runs in all parts of the ground. The right-handed batter scored fifth ODI hundred in the calendar year 2023.
Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bowl first on a good batting track in Indore. The Australian ca ptain would regret his decision seeing how Gill batted. The Firozpur-born batter was particularly good in the V. The youngster targeted the straight boundaries well and scored a lot of runs in the region from long-on to long-off.
In his stay in the middle, Gill scored 104 runs in 97 balls. The knock of the Indian batter came at a strike rate of 107.22 and included 6 fours and 4 sixes. Along with Shreyas Iyer, Gill was involved in a 200-run partnership for the second wicket. It was a good partnership considering that India lost the wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad early in the innings. The knock would have given a good boost to the youngster.
With a match still to go, Gill has 178 runs already in the series at an average of 89.00, at a great strike rate of 111.25, including a fifty and a hundred. The way Gill framed his innings was good to see. Gill was strong against the spinners and was equally good against the spinners. The crowd was entertained by the knock of Gill and applauded him with a standing ovation. Gill has the most runs for a batter in ODIs in 2023.
Here’s how the fans reacted to the knock of Shubman Gill –
Take a nap, gill🥰❤️
— Suresh Raina (Stan Acc) (@RainaRover) September 24, 2023
The next Virat Kohli.#INDvAUS
— Ankur Chauhan (@AnkurChauhan07) September 24, 2023
And he walks back as he hands over the baton to his captain! Finally, it seems like the Australian bowling attack is waking up.
— Offside (@club_offside) September 24, 2023
Are bhai todi der aur khel leta yaar 😭😭
— 🇮🇳 𝑩𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊 🇮🇳 (@Bhaaratmaataa) September 24, 2023
— Cricket Updates (@rameez_kazmi) September 24, 2023
On the pitch where the ball moves, swings, or seams
Shubman Gill will always melt like ice cream. pic.twitter.com/HV5FP1WBGe
— PakCricNews 🇵🇰🇭🇲 (@OZPAKCRIC) September 24, 2023
It’s a flat track, it’s a fine innings but nothing like take a bow type innings, road pitch and small boundary, we need 400+ score today for a winning total
— Anuraj Kumar (@BeAnuraj) September 24, 2023
Yes Babar World Cup mein nahi chal paega…He wont be able to handle pressure
— Ankit Khanna (@ankit_khanna) September 24, 2023
Missed an easy double hundred
— Ansh Shah (@asmemesss) September 24, 2023
Nibu bhi kaam nahi kya 😂😉
— Kapil Pratap Singh (@kapil9994) September 24, 2023