Shubman Gill breaks Babar Azam's World Record during 2nd ODI Match against West Indies

Shubman Gill creates history by breaking Babar Azam's World Record during the 2nd ODI Match against West Indies. Find out more about this incredible achievement and the performance that led to it.

By Crickified
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Shubman Gill during India vs West Indies 2nd ODI Match at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

In the second ODI of the three-match series between the West Indies and India, Shubman Gill showcased his batting prowess, breaking a world record previously held by Babar Azam. Despite Gill's impressive performance, the West Indies emerged victorious, securing a six-wicket win against the Indian team. Let's delve into the details of Gill's record-breaking innings and the match highlights.


Breaking Babar Azam's World Record
During his 26th ODI, Shubman Gill surpassed Pakistan's Babar Azam to secure the record for the most ODI runs after the same number of innings. Prior to Gill's achievement, Babar Azam held the record with a total of 1322 runs. Gill's innings took his tally to 1352 runs, averaging an impressive 61.45. The 23-year-old right-handed batsman now holds the record for the highest number of runs scored after 26 ODI innings.

Gill's achievement places him in an elite list of players who have excelled in the early stages of their ODI careers. Following Gill and Babar Azam in the rankings are England's Jonathan Trott (1303), Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman (1275), and South Africa's Rassie Van Der Dussen (1267).


Gill's Contribution to India's Innings during 2nd ODI
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and batting maestro Virat Kohli were absent from the second game, with Hardik Pandya taking up the captaincy. However, India's winning streak against the West Indies came to an end as they suffered a surprising defeat. Opting to bat first, India managed to post a total of 181 runs on the board, thanks in large part to the opening partnership between Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan.

Gill, known for his elegant stroke play, scored 34 runs from 49 balls in the 2nd ODI against West Indies, including five boundaries. Although his innings was cut short, he made a significant impact on the game and achieved a remarkable milestone.

Gill's Contribution to Indian Cricket
Apart from breaking records, Shubman Gill also reached another milestone during his innings against the West Indies. He surpassed the mark of 2500 runs in international cricket for India. With 2520 runs to his name across formats, Gill has proven to be a valuable asset to the Indian cricket team.


Match Summary and India's Defeat
Despite Gill's impressive individual performance, the West Indies emerged victorious in the second ODI. Chasing India's total of 181 runs, the Men in Maroon successfully chased down the target in 36.4 overs for the loss of four wickets. Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan top-scored for the team with a quickfire 55 runs off 55 balls.

The absence of key players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli may have played a role in India's defeat. However, it is important to acknowledge the West Indies' strong performance, which led to their first victory in nine matches against India.

Shubman Gill's record-breaking innings in the second ODI against the West Indies showcased his immense talent and potential. By surpassing Babar Azam's world record for the most ODI runs after 26 innings, Gill has cemented his place among the best young batsmen in international cricket. Despite India's loss in the match, Gill's achievement is a shining moment for Indian cricket. As he continues to grow and excel, Gill promises to be a key player in the future of Indian cricket.

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