IND vs ZIM 3rd ODI: Gill scored his first century, Team India eliminated Zimbabwe for the fourth time. Young batsman Shubman Gill played blistering innings of 130 runs against Zimbabwe in the third and final ODI of the series played here on Monday. With this, Gill scored the first century of his international ODI career. With his innings, India defeated Zimbabwe by 13 runs to win the three-match series 3-0.
Earlier, the Indian team won the toss and decided to bat first. India scored 289 runs for 8 wickets. The host Zimbabwe team, chasing the target, could only score 276 runs in 49.3 overs. The Indian team eliminated Zimbabwe for the fourth time in a row in the series.
Gill completes a century in 82 balls
Shubman Gill, who came to bat at number three, played an aggressive inning and completed the first international century of his career in just 82 balls. Gill scored a total of 130 runs while playing 97 balls. During this, he hit 15 fours and a six.
Sikander’s century was washed away
For Zimbabwe, middle-order batsman Sikandar Raza played brilliant innings of 115 runs in 95 balls. But he could not make the team win. Sikandar Raza hit 9 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. At the same time, fast bowler Avesh Khan took the maximum of 3 wickets for the Indian team.
Rayudu’s 7-year-old record broke: Gill broke the 7-year-old record of former batsman Ambati Rayudu and he became the Indian batsman to play the biggest innings in Harare. Rayudu scored an unbeaten 124 against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on 10 July 2015.
Highest run scorer in 9 innings
Gill has become the highest run-scorer in the first 9 innings of the Indian batsman. He has also broken Shreyas Iyer’s record.
Top Scorer of the Series: 245 Runs Shubman Gill scored the most in the series against Zimbabwe. A total of three ODIs were played in this series, during which he scored a century and a half-century.
Hero of victory: Gill was named Man of the Series for the second time in a row
Shubman Gill became the Man of the Series for the second consecutive series. Earlier he had done this amazing against West Indies. Gill also got the Man of the Match award.
This century is very special for me: Gill
Shubman Gill said after the match that my effort was to play at least dot ball. It is very special for any batsman to score a century. I have got out after 90 runs 3 times in my career. So this century is very special for me.
The reign of the Indian team since 1999
In 2013, 2015, 2016, and now 2022, India has cleaned sweep Zimbabwe for the fourth consecutive series. Since 1999, the Indian team has not lost any ODI series to Zimbabwe.
India equals Pakistan’s record: The Indian team has equaled Pakistan’s record for most ODI wins against Zimbabwe. India has won 54 out of 66 ODIs against Zimbabwe. Pakistan has 54 wins in 62 matches.
Team India won the total 9th series: The Indian team has won the total 9th series against Zimbabwe. A total of 10 ODI series have been played between the two teams so far.