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, hitting his maiden century in the 50-over format.
Gill reached the milestone in the 44th over of India’s innings when he took a single on the very first ball bowled by Victor Nyauchi. After taking the single, the right-handed batter removed the helmet and had a big smile on his face as he bowed to celebrate. The whole Indian camp applauded and appreciated the masterful knock by Gill.
Gill, who came to bat in the 15th over upon his skipper KL Rahul’s dismissal, stayed unbeaten until the final over when he was removed by Brad Evans for a well-made 130 off 97 deliveries, with the help of 16 boundaries, including a six.
Gill formed a dominating 140-run partnership for the third wicket with Ishan Kishan, who also shined with the willow smashing 50 off 61 balls. Riding on Gill’s magnificent batting, Team India managed to post 298/8 in their allotted 50 overs.
Evans, who dismissed Gill, was the pick of the bowler for Zimbabwe, taking a five-wicket haul while conceding 54 runs in his quota of 10 overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
A brilliant CENTURY for @ShubmanGill 👏👏
His maiden 💯 in international cricket.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 22, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 22, 2022
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 22, 2022
First of many for Shubman Gill. Serious class.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 22, 2022
After a few missed opportunities, Shubman Gill with a hundred in international cricket 👏
Hopefully, the first of many.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) August 22, 2022
The control percentage of Shubman Gill is 96 – remarkable at a strike rate of 121.9 pic.twitter.com/kuMujW3lbJ
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 22, 2022
This 💯 ❤️. The first of many more to come @ShubmanGill
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) August 22, 2022
We knew it was coming! Shubman Gill’s first international ton, and a great one at that! Plenty more to come no doubt. Brilliant stuff. 💯🔥 #ZIMvIND
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) August 22, 2022
First ones are always special 💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 22, 2022
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) August 22, 2022
Congratulations Gill for first international hundred. 70 more to go for 71st. #ZIMvIND
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) August 22, 2022
First of many, @ShubmanGill 💯
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) August 22, 2022
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) August 22, 2022
A well-deserved maiden ODI hundred for Gill 💥
He brings up the milestone in 82 balls 👌
🇮🇳: 228/4 (43.1)#ZIMvIND
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) August 22, 2022
Maiden ODI century for Shubman Gill ✨
— ICC (@ICC) August 22, 2022
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) August 22, 2022
HUNDRED FOR GILL 🔥🔥
The wait is over 🙌#ZIMvIND
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) August 22, 2022