On Wednesday, Shubman Gill entered an elite membership of double centurions within the ODI. Gill scored a superb 208 as India held on to beat New Zealand by 12 runs within the first one-day worldwide in Hyderabad on Wednesday regardless of a blistering century from Michael Bracewell. India appeared to be coasting to victory with New Zealand in serious trouble at 131-6 whereas chasing 350 after opener Gill made simply the tenth double hundred in ODI historical past.
“Watching Gill bat is incredible, clear hanging and no aerial pictures. He’s such a free-flowing batsman,” stated India captain Rohit Sharma.
After the win, the Indian workforce celebrated Gill’s feat in a particular approach.
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Talking in regards to the match, All-rounder Bracewell responded by making 140 off 78 balls earlier than falling within the ultimate over when he was pinned leg earlier than wicket by Shardul Thakur.
“To be trustworthy, the best way Bracewell was batting, we knew it was going to be a problem,” added Rohit.
Disciplined early spells by India quick bowlers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj restricted New Zealand earlier than Bracewell’s late fireworks gave them hope of a sensational win. “Bracewell’s was a tremendous innings. The scenario of the sport after which play an innings like that… to place us in that scenario was excellent,” stated New Zealand skipper Tom Latham. Disappointing to not get throughout the road.”
Finn Allen struck a breezy 40 on the prime of the order however New Zealand have been going through a heavy defeat as soon as Siraj eliminated Latham for the sixth wicket.
Bracewell was then joined by left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, who hit 57 of 45 balls as a part of a powerful 162-run partnership earlier than falling to Siraj. Bracewell smacked 12 fours and 10 sixes however completed on the dropping aspect as Siraj was the decide of the Indian bowlers with figures of 4-46.
Earlier, the 23-year-old Gill helped India put up a formidable whole of 349-8 after an innings spanning 149 balls and that includes 19 fours and 9 sixes. Rohit was the primary man out for 34 and Virat Kohli quickly adopted for simply eight after he was bowled by Santner.
Ishan Kishan, who made 210 final month towards Bangladesh, was eliminated cheaply by Lockie Ferguson however Gill acquired well timed assist from Suryakumar Yadav (31) and Hardik Pandya (28). He hit three straight sixes off Ferguson to carry up his double century earlier than holing out to deep mid-wicket within the ultimate over.
“I wasn’t interested by 200 earlier than I hit these sixes within the (forty ninth) over. That’s after I thought I may get a double,” stated Gill.
“I will not name it a ‘wow’ feeling nevertheless it feels good when the ball goes off the bat the way you need it. There’s definitely a sense of satisfaction. It has sunk in fairly effectively, that is definitely a kind of issues, like what desires are fabricated from.”
With AFP inputs
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