Shubman Gill Hits Maiden IPL Century, Crosses 500-Run Mark In IPL 2023 For Gujarat Titans
Shubman Gill's sublime form got one notch better on Monday as the young Gujarat Titans opener slammed his maiden IPL century in a match against SunRisers Hyderabad
Shubman Gill's sublime form got one notch better on Monday as the young Gujarat Titans opener slammed his maiden IPL century in a match against SunRisers Hyderabad in Ahmedabad. Gill reached the century mark in just 56 balls and with it became the first centurion for the defending champions. He reached the 50-run mark off just 22 balls and then kept his cool despite wickets falling at the other end to reach the triple-figure mark in just 56 balls. Gill now has a century in Tests, ODIs, T20Is and even the IPL now. He is one of very few players to achieve the feat. He has also crossed the 500-run mark tally in the IPL 2023.
If you want to be reminded of why Shubman Gill is a very special player, watch this innings. 56(23) without a 6 or a shot played in anger. Just sublime timing.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 15, 2023
Gill slammed 101 off just 58 balls with the help of 13 fours and one six, and added 147 runs for the second wicket with Sai Sudharsan (47 off 36 balls). Towards the end, SRH rode on Bhuvneshwar's brilliant bowling to restrict GT under 200.
Shubman Gill since December 2022:— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 15, 2023
Test hundred vs BAN.
ODI hundred vs SL.
ODI Double Hundred vs NZ.
ODI hundred vs NZ.
T20I hundred vs NZ.
Test hundred vs AUS.
IPL hundred vs SRH. pic.twitter.com/t2cugWffyB
After a sedate start, GT broke the shackles in the third over with Gill and Sai Sudharsan hitting Bhuvneshwar for three exquisite boundaries to pick up 15 runs.
Having found his touch, the in-form Gill pulled, drove and flicked to collect four consecutive boundaries off Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Both Sudharsan and Gill then dealt in boundaries to take GT to 65 for one in six overs.
Gill, in particular, was at his attacking best as he continued his onslaught and pulled SRH skipper Aiden Markram for for two consecutive fours in the seventh over and then struck Markande for two more boundaries in the next over.
At the end of the 10th over, GT were 103 for one.
It was mayhem thereafter with Gill and Sudharsan going hammer and tongs to maintain a healthy run rate of over 10 till 14 overs.
GT skipper Hardik Pandya didn't last long, giving a straightforward catch to Rahu Tripathi at point, handing Bhuvneshwar his second scalp of the day.
Gill, however, went about his business and brought up his century in 56 balls with a single to long-off in the 19th over. But soon after raising his ton, Gill perished in the opening ball of the final over, caught by Abdul Samad off Bhuvneshwar.
Rashid Khan got a thick edge in the next ball and Noor Ahmad also departed during an excellent final over by Bhuvneshwar.
With PTI inputs