Team India efficiently registered a victory by 12 runs towards New Zealand within the first ODI of the three-match sequence on the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on New Zealand. The day turned out to be a memorable one for batter Shubman Gill as he registered his maiden ODI double ton and the joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, and Ishan Kishan within the elite record of Indian batters with double ton. He additionally turned the youngest participant to attain the landmark. Gill took the sport to the Kiwi bowlers, smashing 208 runs with the assistance of 19 fours and 9 sixes.
The 23-year-old batter has been on the receiving finish of some big praises from a number of present and former gamers. Now, former India participant Sanjay Manjrekar additionally praised Gill and said that the younger batter has the power to persistently hit straight sixes, similar to Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
“When I saw Dhoni the first time that he mostly hit straight sixes told me that he will be consistent when it comes to big hitting. Gill has the same gift. Fingers crossed for him,” tweeted Sanjay Manjrekar.
When I noticed Dhoni the primary time that he largely hit straight sixes instructed me that he shall be constant on the subject of large hitting. Gill has the identical reward. Fingers crossed for him.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 18, 2023
Apart from citing his maiden double ODI ton, Gill took 19 innings to finish 1000 runs in ODIs, joint-second quickest to the feat alongside Imam-ul-Haq.
Coming to the match, India appeared to be coasting to victory with New Zealand in serious trouble at 131-6 whereas chasing 350 after opener Gill made simply the tenth double hundred in ODI historical past.
Disciplined early spells by India quick bowlers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj restricted New Zealand earlier than Bracewell’s late fireworks gave them hope of a sensational win.
Finn Allen struck a breezy 40 on the high of the order however New Zealand have been dealing with a heavy defeat as soon as Siraj eliminated Latham for the sixth wicket.
Bracewell was then joined by left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, who hit 57 of 45 balls as a part of a formidable 162-run partnership earlier than falling to Siraj.
Bracewell smacked 12 fours and 10 sixes however completed on the dropping aspect as Siraj was the choose of the Indian bowlers with figures of 4-46.
With the win, India took a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence.
(With AFP Inputs)
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