On Tuesday, Indian opener Shubman Gill became the first player in international cricket history to score 2,000 runs.
The 23-year-old hitter reached this landmark during India’s third and final ODI of the series against New Zealand at Holkar Stadium in Indore. The match was part of a series between India and New Zealand.
Gill continued his pattern of consistency, seizing the opportunities he was given to open, and performing to the best of his abilities. He scored 112 runs while facing only 78 balls in the game.
His knock was made up of 13 fours and five sixes in total. His innings had a strike rate of 143.58 per nine innings.
Gill has played in 37 matches and has had a total of 49 innings, resulting in 2,048 runs scored at an average of 47.62. In international cricket, he has five centuries, nine fifty-point scores, and the highest individual score possible of 208.
In test cricket, Gill has played 13 matches and had 25 innings, compiling a total of 736 runs at a scoring average of 32.00. In this format, he has achieved one century and four half-centuries, with his highest score being 110.
Gill has played in 21 One-Day Internationals and has had the same amount of innings while averaging 73.76 runs per game. In this format, he has amassed a total of 208 runs, including four centuries and five half-centuries. His best score was 208.
The batsman has appeared for India in three Twenty20 Internationals, amassing 58 runs at an average of 19.33 throughout the three games, with a high score of 46.
In one-day internationals (ODIs), Gill is having an outstanding 2023. He has scored 567 runs in six innings for an average of 113.40. This year, he has scored three hundreds and a fifty in one-day internationals, with his highest score being 208.
The 23-year-old hitter added another record to his collection in this game, becoming the Indian player with the maximum number of runs in a one-day international series that consisted of three matches.
Gill finished the one-day international (ODI) series against New Zealand with 360 runs in three games, averaging 180 runs per game. He has achieved two hundreds in this competition, with his highest score being 208.
Prior to this, Virat Kohli held the record for the most runs scored by an Indian in a One-Day International series. He had just scored 283 runs in a one-day international series against Sri Lanka, which featured two hundreds and a best score of 166. The series consisted of three matches.
Gill’s score of 360 runs in a three-game One-Day International series against West Indies in 2016 is equal to that of Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, who also scored a century in each game of the series.
In other news about the match, India’s innings is still being played out right now. After winning the coin toss, New Zealand made the decision to field their team first.
The opening pair of Shubman Gill (112) and Rohit (101) combined for 222 runs in a stand. After this, New Zealand staged a comeback in the match by taking five wickets at regular intervals, which allowed them to gain the upper hand.
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