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Shubman Gill's Spectacular Century: A Game-Changing Performance

Shubman Gill's spectacular century in a recent cricket match showcased his incredible talent and ability to change the game. Read more about his game-changing performance here.

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Shubman Gill's Spectacular Century

Shubman Gill's Spectacular Century - India vs England 2nd Test

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Shubman Gill, the promising Indian batsman, showcased his exceptional talent and perseverance by scoring a magnificent century in the second Test against England at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. This remarkable innings not only ended his run-drought but also played a crucial role in extending India's second-inning lead.

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A Counter-Attacking Ton from Gill

Gill's century came as a counter-attacking response to the early dismissal of Indian skipper Rohit Sharma by James Anderson on Day 3. Despite the setback, Gill, along with Shreyas Iyer, propelled India's score past the 100-run mark. Although Iyer and Rajat Patidar fell quickly, Gill continued to counter-attack and reached his century after lunch, achieving the milestone in just 132 balls.

Breaking the Shackles: Gill Finds Form

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Gill's century was a significant breakthrough in his Test career, as he had been struggling to surpass the 50-run mark in whites since his splendid 128 against Australia in the Ahmedabad Test last year. His scores in the intervening period were 13, 18, 6, 10, 29*, 2, 26, 36, 10, 23, 0, and 34, including Test matches in West Indies and South Africa.

Three Tons in Test Cricket

With this century, Gill now has three centuries in Test cricket to his name. Two of these tons have been scored in home conditions, while his only Test century away from home came during the 2022 series against Bangladesh.

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Gill Smashes a 147-Ball 104

After completing his century, Gill's innings came to an end when he was dismissed by Shoaib Bashir. The right-handed batter's knock comprised 104 runs off just 147 balls, featuring 11 fours and 2 sixes.

Gill Races Past 1,200 Test Runs

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During his century innings, Gill surpassed 1,200 runs in Test cricket. In 22 Test matches, he has accumulated 1,201 runs at an average of 32.45. This tally includes three centuries and four half-centuries. Notably, Gill also completed 300 runs against England in Test cricket and reached the milestone of 500 Test runs in home conditions, with 578 runs at an average of 36.12.

10 International Tons Before Turning 25

Gill's remarkable achievement extends beyond Test cricket. He now has a total of 10 centuries in international cricket, with six of them coming in One Day Internationals (ODIs). His century tally also includes a century in T20 Internationals. This feat places Gill in an elite club, as he becomes the third Indian player to score 10 or more centuries across formats before turning 25. The other two players in this exclusive group are Sachin Tendulkar (30 centuries in 273 innings) and Virat Kohli (21 centuries in 163 innings).

Conclusion

Shubman Gill's century against England in the second Test showcased his immense talent, resilience, and ability to counter-attack. Breaking free from a poor run of scores, Gill's brilliant innings played a pivotal role in India's dominance in the match. With three Test centuries under his belt and an impressive overall international century count, Gill has firmly established himself as a rising star in Indian cricket. As he continues to grow and mature as a player, the future looks bright for this talented batsman.

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