Indore: In the third and final match of the ODI series between India and New Zealand, some memorable records were recorded in history in the first batting of Team India. In this match played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, the pair of openers Captain Rohit Sharma Captain of Team India, and Shubhman Gill batted furiously. Both hit a century. And, many records were also made.
In this match, Shubman Gill played a fiery inning of 112 runs in 78 balls. This is the fourth century of his ODI career. Captain Rohit Sharma also fiercely beat the New Zealand bowlers and scored a century in 83 balls. Nearly two years later, the century drought in his ODI career ended. Significantly, Gill has scored 4 centuries in just 21 innings he has played in his ODIs. He has reached the fourth position in terms of scoring the fastest runs in his ODI career. Records show that Imam-ul-Haq of Pakistan scored 4 centuries in the first 9 innings of his ODI career. In this case, he is on top. Remind you that South Africa’s famous batsman Quinton de Kock had scored 4 centuries in the first 16 innings of his ODI career. There is also a special thing that, after the century of Indore, Shubman Gill has become the fastest Indian batsman to score a century. He has broken the record of Shikhar Dhawan. Shikhar had scored 4 centuries in the first 24 innings of his ODI career.
Highest ODI partnership against New Zealand
It is worth mentioning that this pair of openers of India (New Zealand vs India 3rd ODI, 2023 Indore) played a lively partnership of 212 runs in just 26.1 overs, which is India’s biggest opening ever against New Zealand in the history of ODI cricket. There is a partnership. This partnership broke the record of 201 runs partnership by former Indian opening pair Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir against New Zealand at Hamilton ground in 2009. The third-highest score by an opening batsman against New Zealand is in the name of the Sri Lankan pair of Sanath Jayasuriya and Upal Tharanga. He played a partnership of 201 runs in Napier in the year 2006.
Babar Azam’s record equals
Shubman Gill scored 360 runs in the 3-match ODI series against New Zealand and surpassed Pakistan captain Babar Azam to score the most runs in a single ODI series. (Babar Azam Captain Pakistan Cricket Team) equaled and sat on the top. Babar Azam scored 360 runs in the ODI series played against West Indies in the year 2016.