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Shubman Gill breaks another Virat Kohli record in bilateral ODIs

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Shubman Gill is breaking records at will. In the third of a three-match ODI series against New Zealand at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, the India opener broke a new record in ODI cricket. When New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat, Gill attacked the new-ball bowlers, scoring more than 50 runs in the opening stand with skipper Rohit Sharma in just 8 overs. Shubman Gill surpassed Virat Kohli’s Indian record for the most runs scored in a three-match bilateral ODI series. To surpass Virat Kohli’s 283-run total in a 3-match bilateral series, Gill needs 36 runs.

Gill got things started with an aggressive fifty, reaching that mark in just 33 balls as he passed 400 runs in his last 4 ODI innings. Only during the New Year’s series against Sri Lanka had Kohli accomplished the record, scoring two hundred in three games (113, 4, and 166).

Gill surpassed the mark in the powerplay by starting off quickly. With an incredible double hundred to start the ODI series, Gill followed it up with an unbeaten 40 in India’s 8-wicket victory in the second ODI. Notably, Shikhar Dhawan also scored 283 runs in three games against Sri Lanka in 2014–15, however, it was an ODI series of five games.

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, holds the record for the most runs scored in a three-match bilateral series. Shubman Gill broke the record for the youngest player to ever register a double hundred in a one-day international last week. Gill surpassed a joint record that Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan had held for years over the course of his historic century in Hyderabad. Gill not only became the second-fastest Indian batsman to 1000 ODI runs, but he also did so in the shortest amount of time.

After making his ODI debut against New Zealand in 2019, Shubman Gill had to take a few breaks before making a stunning comeback into the Indian team the following year. Last year, Shubman Gill participated in the West Indies tour and returned with 64, 43, and an unbeaten 98. Before ultimately scoring his first ODI century against Zimbabwe, he backed that up with an elegant 82 not out.

In style, Shubman Gill began 2023. He started the series against the visiting Sri Lankans with a brilliant 70 and closed it with a magnificent 116. Three days later, he defeated New Zealand, and the 208 that resulted was a showcase of his talent and prowess in the 50-over format.