India rode on Gill’s 208 to post a mammoth total of 349. The bowlers picked wickets upfront but stumbled against a counter-attacking century from Michael Bracewell before bouncing back to clinch the thriller.
Shubman Gill dazed by forging a sublime demoiselle double century as India beat New Zealand by 12 runs to take a 1- 0 lead in the three- match ODI series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal on Wednesday.
India rode on Gill’s 208( 149b, 19 * 4, 9 * 6) to post a mammoth 349 for the loss of eight lattices. When the lights came on, the bowlers picked lattices outspoken but stumbled against acounter-attacking century from Michael Bracewell before bouncing back to decide the suspenser. The match went tantalisingly close with Bracewell keeping the caller in the quest with a breath- taking 140 off 78 balls and New Zealand taking 20 runs in the final over.
Shardul Thakur was taken to the cleansers; he blurted 47 runs in seven overs. He was entrusted to coliseum the final over with Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj finishing their share of overs. Bracewell ate Thakur by smoking the medium leader grandly into the wide long- on daises for a outside. Shardul followed it up with a wide but the murmur rose to a noise when the medium leader trapped the centurion raised in front with a yorker to rush out the Kiwis for 337.
After Gill’s heroics with the club, Siraj, playing his first transnational match at home, starred with the ball by taking a four- gate haul. On a day where 686 runs were scored on a track that backed brio and turn, Bracewell steered New Zealand from a precarious position and nearly won the match for the Black Caps. But Siraj returned to coliseum an inspiring spell at the death and registered numbers of 10-2-46-4 at an frugality of4.60- the stylish numbers at this venue, surpassing Umesh Yadav’s numbers of 9-0-53-4 against Sri Lanka in November 2014.
Finn Allen and Devon Conway failed to give New Zealand a fiery launch as Siraj made an early advance by dismissing Conway. The fast bowler has erected a character of striking inside the PowerPlay and the pattern continued.
The end of Power Play saw Thakur dismissing Allen with a well- planned short ball strategy as Shahbaz Ahmed took an excellent catch with a dive in the deep. Kuldeep Yadav set up his mojo back with a three- gate haul against Sri Lanka and playing in place of Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep struck incontinently on appearance. He first castled Henry Nicholls with the wrong’un, beating the batter’s defence to crash into the off- refuse. also the wrist- incentive trapped Daryl Mitchell to deliver a double blow.
In a altitudinous chase, New Zealand was reeling at 131 for the loss of six lattices when Bracewell joined hands with Santer and halted India’s charge. India’s problem with polishing off the opposition’s tail persisted as Bracewell pounded a 57- ball century- his alternate ODI hundred to keep the visiting side in the quest. The brace fitted life in the chase with a brilliant 162- run stage for the seventh gate in 102 balls to bring the equation down to 76 out 42 balls.
Despite the holocaust, India managed to pull effects back as Siraj shifted the instigation in India’s favour with two quick lattices. Hardik also sailed an excellent penultimate over and dismissed Lockie Ferguson to dent New Zealand’s expedients of deciding palm from the jaws of defeat.
Before, Gill scored his alternate consecutive three- number score, breaking multitudinous records en route to the mark. At 23 times and 132 days, Gill came the youthful player to hit a double hundred and better his teammate Ishan Kishan’s double- century record. It was a knock of sheer masterclass on a track that offered brio and turn as Gill independently helped India post a massive score as the top- order failed to fire.
Winning the toss and concluding to club, the brace of Rohit Sharma and Gill gave the home side a fine launch forging a 60- run opening stand off 73 deliveries. The Indian captain looked promising as he scored a 38- ball 34 and teed off on appearance by smashing Henry Shipley for two sixes. He also followed it up with a sublime cover drive.
Still, a bright launch was cut short when Rohit tried to hit Blair Tickner overmid-on. The redundancy was ate by a huge roar as Virat Kohli walked out to the middle only to walk back nearly incontinently. Riding on a rich tone of form, Kohli entered the contest with three centuries from four games but Mitchell Santner slid one that just uncurled a bit as Kohli was left stupefied when the ball cropped the bails.
Having lost both Kohli and Rohit, Gill took the onus on himself and maundered through the innings as Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya failed to make a big impact. still, Suryakumar did entertain with some glowing strokes as Gill sutured an important 65- run stage and also got involved with a 74- run stage with Pandya and paced himself for a big knock. Pandya departed in a controversial fashion as Tom Latham’s gloves sounded to have dislodged the bails after the batter missed the cut shot.
But despite inconclusive renewals, the decision was passed in favour of New Zealand with Santner picking his alternate gate. still, that didn’t stop Gill from entering the record books and setting up an Indian palm. Know More News…