Shubman Gill also scored a century against New Zealand, achieved this special achievement in the 19th match itself.
Gill has scored his third career century in the first ODI against New Zealand. He completed his century in 87 balls. Earlier, he had also scored a century against Sri Lanka.
Indian team opener Shubman Gill has scored a century in the first ODI against New Zealand. He completed this century in 87 balls. This is Gill’s third century in ODI format. Earlier, he had scored a century in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Shubman Gill completed his century in 87 balls with the help of 14 fours and 2 sixes. Shubman Gill completed his half-century in 52 balls. He completed his century by scoring 50 runs in the next 35 balls.
Third century in 19 ODIs
Shubman Gill scored his first century in his 10th ODI. He achieved this feat against Zimbabwe. After which he scored his second century in the recently concluded ODI series against Sri Lanka. He scored 116 against Sri Lanka and now he has scored a century in the very first match of the three match ODI series against New Zealand.
Joined this club with Dhawan
With this century, Shubman Gill has joined the list of players who have scored three centuries in the least number of innings. Among Indian players, only Shikhar Dhawan (17) reached his third ODI century in fewer innings than Gill.
IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Rohit Sharma’s bat left Adam Gilchrist behind in this special race
Earlier in the ODI series against Sri Lanka, when Captain Rohit Sharma selected Gill as the opener in the team, people raised questions because Ishaan Kishan had scored a double century against Bangladesh with his team and people had replaced him with Gill. Wanted to see Rohit opening with him, but the captain reposed faith in Gill and Gill kept his hopes alive.