Arnav Chopra ∙ Feb 1 2023, 2:59 PM

Shubman Gill brings up his maiden T20I century against New Zealand

image-ldlsdfn1Shubman Gill (Source: AP Newsroom)

Shubman Gill played an outstanding knock in the 3rd T20I against New Zealand to bring up his maiden century in the format. Batting 54 balls, Gill thumped 101 not out by the start of the 18th over smashing five maximums and ten fours.

He went berserk after reaching 80 going after Ben Lister and Blair Tickner taking them to the cleaners, requiring just six balls after the mentioned score to notch up his ton.

Gill was well supported by Rahul Tripathi and later, Hardik Pandya as the former banged 44 off 22 balls and skipper was still at the crease, at the time of publishing.

The right-hander debut against Sri Lanka in the T20I series that happened in January and after that, he got the opportunity to feature in all the short format matches for India. 

Just in his sixth T20I, Shubman is already a shining star for the Men in Blue as he brings up his first milestone which is not a half-century and becomes the first player in the history to do so.

Gill ended his innings on unbeaten 126 which is highest score by an Indian player in T20I cricket beating Virat Kohli's 122 against Afghanistan.

India posted a mammoth 234 on the board as they come out to defend the score in pursuit to earning a series victory after losing the first game. Further, this was side's highest total against New Zealand in T20I cricket.

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