Shubman Gill celebrates his century during the second ODI against Australia in Indore.© AFP
India defeated Australia by 99 runs (DLS method) in a rain-affected ODI on Sunday to win the series 2-0. Shubman Gill was one of the batters who shone in the match as India posted an impressive total of 399 for 5 in 50 overs at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. The right-handed batsman scored 104 runs off 97 balls with the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes. Despite Gill’s century, former India Virender Sehwag was unimpressed with the batting and suggested he should have taken his innings deeper.
“He missed last time but made sure he got his hundred today but I would still say in the form he is in he should have scored 160 or 180. He is now at just 25. If he had 200 today scored, then he wouldn’t have done that.” I didn’t get tired and I could have fielded. At the age of 30, he would have found it difficult because he would not have recovered. So it is better to score big runs now,” Sehwag said on Cricbuzz.
“If you are in form and score runs, don’t throw away your wicket. When he got out, there were 18 overs left. If he had played another 9-10 overs, he could have completed his second double Hundred. Rohit Sharma scored three double hundreds. He had a chance today. At this venue, a 200 was scored by a player called Sehwag because it is that kind of number,” the former India opener added.
Gill and Shreyas Iyer, who scored 105 runs, put on a dominant second-wicket stand of 200 to lay the foundation for India’s mammoth total after being invited to bat in Indore.
Stand-in skipper KL Rahul’s 52 and an unbeaten 72 off 37 from T20 sensation Suryakumar Yadav added to India’s total and the bowlers went on to give India an unbeatable lead in the three-match series.
Chasing a revised DLS target of 317 in 33 overs after rain interrupted play in the chase, Australia were bowled out for 217 in 28.2 overs.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked three wickets each.
(With AFP inputs)
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