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Shubman Gill Ties Babar Azam’s Record in the 3rd ODI against New Zealand 

Shubman Gill surpassed veteran Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan with his fourth ODI century

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

INDIA: Shubman Gill continued his extraordinary performance in the 50-over format on Tuesday in Indore, where he scored his fourth One Day International (ODI) century. The match was the third and final one between India and New Zealand.

Shubman Gill tied Babar Azam’s record in the third of the three-match series against Tom Latham’s New Zealand at the Holkar Cricket Stadium by scoring a century to start the game.

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While seasoned opener Rohit Sharma finally reached 100 runs and matched Ricky Ponting’s incredible feat in the third ODI, his sidekick was equally as impressive. Shubman Gill scored his fourth century in the 50-over format, tying Babar’s previous world record.

Shubman Gill scored 112 runs off only 78 balls. In a three-match bilateral ODI series, the Indian opener has matched Babar’s achievement by scoring the most runs. 

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The three-match series versus New Zealand has seen 360 runs totaled by Gill. His previous record of 360 runs of Babar was against the West Indies in 2016.

With his fourth ODI century, Gill surpassed seasoned Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan in the high-scoring game. More swiftly than any other player, the young Indian opener has four ODI hundreds in the 50-over format.

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Gill accomplished the extraordinary feat for the two-time world champions in 21 innings, and Dhawan hammered four hundreds in 24 innings. Rohit and Gill versus New Zealand at Indore scored the greatest opening partnership. 

For the hosts, Rohit and Gill put together a stunning 212-run partnership in just 26 overs. Earlier, during the series opener between India and New Zealand in Hyderabad, Gill broke numerous records. 

The 23-year-old Hyderabad batsman became the game’s youngest player to hammer a double century.

Thanks to Gill’s 208-run innings off 149 balls, India overcame New Zealand in the first One Day International by a commanding 12-run margin.

Also Read: Virat Kohli’s Top 5 ODI Centuries: Maverick Cricketer’s Unforgettable Game of 100

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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