Indore: This is the biggest score of the Indian team so far in ODI cricket against Australia. The first team had scored 283 runs for 6 wickets in Bengaluru ODI in November 2013. Indian team scored 2 centuries in Indore ODI. Shreyas Iyer played a brilliant inning of 105 runs and Shubhman Gill played a brilliant inning of 104 runs. After losing the toss, the Indian team came to bat first and made a big score of 399 runs for 5 wickets. Ultimately even the Australian team could not escape the attack of Shubman Gill’s bat. Gill, who missed the chance of a century in the last ODI played at his home ground in Mohali, completed this task in Indore and scored a explosive century in the second ODI.
This is Gill’s sixth century in ODI cricket, out of which 5 centuries have come in 2023 only. Just before the World Cup, this explosive style of Gill has filled the hopes of Team India with new energy. Exactly 8 months ago, Shubman Gill had done a similar feat at Holkar Stadium in Indore. On January 24, 2023, Gill scored 112 runs in just 78 balls in the third ODI against New Zealand. That was the fourth century of Gill’s career. Once again Holkar Stadium of Indore and on the 24th of the same month, when Gill’s bat spoke on this ground. This time Gill made New Zealand’s neighbor Australia his victim.
In the second match of the series on Sunday 24th September, Team India got the opportunity to bat first and the flat pitch of Holkar Stadium has witnessed that the team batting first takes advantage here. Gill also did the same and after a slow start showed the magic of his shots. Gill completed his half-century in just 37 balls, which included 4 sixes and 2 fours.
Even after this, Gill’s attack continued and the Indian opener died after scoring a century. Shubman Gill completed the sixth ODI century of his career in 92 balls. He hit 6 fours and 4 sixes to reach his century. This is his first century against Australia, while 2023 is his fifth century in this format. Just a few days ago, Gill had also scored a century in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh. Gill was finally out after scoring 104 runs.
During this time, Gill along with Shreyas Iyer also made a partnership of 200 runs for the second wicket. Iyer, returning to Team India, also scored an excellent century after a long wait and was out after scoring 104 runs. The partnership between the two had taken the team beyond 200 runs even before 30 overs. Gill is the batsman who has scored the most runs and centuries in ODIs this year. He has scored more than 1200 runs with the help of 5 centuries.
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