Young Indian opener Shubman Gill continued his outstanding run in ODI cricket with a brilliant hundred against New Zealand in Indore on Tuesday, reaching the milestone with a boundary off Blair Tickner. Gill led India’s innings against New Zealand with his sublime knock and reached his fifty, which came off 33 balls, in the 12th over.
Gill did not stop and continued his sensational run, smashing 13 fours and four sixes to reach the three-figure mark off 89 deliveries. This was Gill’s third hundred in his fourth ODI match as he hit 116 against Sri Lanka in the final match and then scored a brilliant 208 against the Tom Latham-led side in the series opener in Hyderabad.
En route to his hundred, Gill also broke Virat Kohli’s Indian record to become the first Indian batter to go past the 300-run mark in a three-match ODI bilateral series. Gill needed 36 runs to go past Virat Kohli’s tally of 283 runs in a 3-match bilateral series.
Earlier, Gill had broken Ishan Kishan’s record to become the youngest player ever to score a double century in ODIs last week. During his record-breaking innings in Hyderabad, Gill broke a joint record held by Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan for years. Gill not only became the fastest Indian batter to 1000 ODI runs but also the second joint-fastest to the milestone.
Gill made his debut against New Zealand in 2019 but had to sit out a few times before making a sensational comeback into the Indian ODI squad last year. Gill went on a West Indies tour last year and returned with scores of 64, 43, and an unbeaten 98. He immediately followed that with a