Shubman Gill played a stormy innings. (PTI Photo)
Ahmedabad: Shubman Gill is batting well at the moment. The form that this right-handed batsman has shown at the international level since December-2022 has continued in IPL-2023 as well. In Qualifier-2 on Friday, Gill showed such an avatar in the match against Mumbai Indians that the eyes of the spectators were left torn. Gill hit a brilliant century in this match and also completed revenge on a young bowler from Mumbai. This bowler is Akash Madhwal. The Akash who bowled brilliantly in the Eliminator.
Akash took five wickets for five runs in 3.3 overs in the eliminator match played against Lucknow Super Giants. This was the best performance by any bowler this season. But Akash could not repeat his excellent bowling in this match and proved costly.
3 balls, 3 sixes
The second match of this season between Mumbai and Gujarat was played on 12 May. In this match, Akash bowled Gill. Gill scored only six runs in that match. Gill returned very disappointed in that match, but in this match, this Gujarat batsman completed his task. Gill hit a six on the very first ball of Madhwal, who brought the 12th over. On the next ball too, Gill hit another brilliant six. On the fifth ball of the same over, Gill again targeted Madhwal and scored a century.
Madhwal was looking helpless in this match but finally he took the wicket of Gill. The fifth ball of the 17th over, Madhwal tried to bowl a yorker but did not go right and got a low full toss. Gill tried to hit it over deep midwicket but the ball ended up in the hands of Tim David. The same David dropped Gill’s catch when he was on 30 runs.
Gill made many records with this century. Gill played an inning of 129 runs in 60 balls with the help of seven fours and 10 sixes in this match. This is the biggest score made by any batsman in the playoff match in the history of IPL. Apart from this, this innings of Gill is the biggest innings of this season. This is Gill’s highest score in IPL as well.
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