Indian cricketer Shubman Gill made a brilliant 91 but narrowly missed out on a well deserved hundred. The youngster made his debut in this series and manage to impress fans with his cool head.
The 21-year old played risk free cricket with boundaries at regular intervals. His brilliant knock of 91 helped India stay in contention to win this test match. After losing senior partner Rohit Sharma early in the day, Shubman Gill forged a brilliant partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara.
Both of them put together an impressive 114 run partnership with Gill being the aggressor. Pujara was ensuring that India did not lose any further damage. Gill went on with his business and kept the runs flowing.
He took on Australian fast bowlers and hit two sixes in his innings on the final day. Initially earlier in the day, Australian pacers had a ploy and started bowling short for both the batsmen. They were partly successful as they got Pujara rattled with some nasty bouncers.
However, Shubman Gill did not budge and went on with his shot playing. Mitchell Starc dished out some bouncers to Gill in the fitst session. But Gill immediately countered by hitting a six over third man.
Similar thing has happened for the Aussie premier fast bowler again in the second session. Starc came onto bowl a steamy bouncer again but towards his body. Gill was once again up for the task and pulled the ball for another six.
Watch Gill’s six video here
Gill goes long – and sends the ball over the rope and down the race!
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Nathan Lyon managed to pick Gill after lunch break at 91. However, Gill’s innings has kept in the hunt for the chase. Since his dismissal, India have once again stated playing out bowlers and taking not many risks.
But Gill has put this test match in even balance. His knock is a memorable one and it will be great to see Gill showing so much confidence in his maiden test series. The youngster made over 240 runs in the three test matches he played.
Not many Indian batsmen left Australia with a 40+ average and Gill can be proud with his batting. Indian middle order batsmen should continue this great start to stand a great chance to win this match and series.