Shubman Gill has been in sublime touch, especially in 2023. Adding yet another feather to his cap, Gill became the batter to score the most runs in one-day internationals (ODIs) after completing 35 innings. Gill has scored 1917 runs to achieve the feat. The record for most runs after 35 innings was held by Hashim Amla (1844 runs). Gill then overtook during the ongoing second ODI of the series against Australia in Indore.
Speaking more about the game, Steven Smith is captaining the Australian side in the absence of regular skipper Pat Cummins. While KL Rahul is captaining the Indian squad in the absence of Rohit Sharma. At the toss, Smith called it right and decided to bowl first on a flat track.
On a seemingly batting paradise in Indore, India got off to a shaky start. However, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer stitched a 200-run partnership off just 164 balls after Ruturaj Gaikwad perished early. Shubman and Shreyas scored fluent centuries but were dismissed shortly after reaching the three-figure mark.
KL Rahul scored a fine 38-ball 52 and Ishan Kishan played a cameo of 31 off 18 balls as Australia failed to put a lid on the scoring. However, a storm was yet to come as Suryakumar Yadav, confident after a fifty in the previous game, walked out to bat at the fall of Kishan’s wicket and took the Aussie bowlers to the cleaners. The Mumbai batter remained unbeaten on 72 off 37 balls as India posted a mammoth 399/5 in 50 overs.
Australia didn’t get off to a great start as they lost Matthew Short and Steve Smith off back-to-back deliveries in the second over from Prasidh Krishna. After a rain break, Australia were given a target of 317 in 33 overs. Warner tried his best to give the visitors a platform from where they could unleash. However, his 39-ball 53-run knock was ended by Ravichandran Ashwin.
No other Australian batter could go big as they slipped to 140/8 and were staring at a huge defeat. However, Sean Abbott hit a 36-ball 54 to delay the inevitable. In the end, Australia were bowled out for 217, losing by 99 runs (DLS method).