Gill took his tally of runs in the bilateral series to 360, having made 208 in the first ODI and 40 in the second ODI of the series.
Indian star opener Shubman Gill maintained his excellent form in the third and final ODI as well, slamming 112 off just 78 runs on Tuesday in Indore. The young man tied a remarkable record achieved by Pakistan’s standout batter Babar Azam against the West Indies in 2016 with his second century in the three-match series.
The second of the series, and his fourth ODI tonne, was struck by Gill. With 208 in the first ODI and 40 in the second ODI of the series, Gill increased his total number of runs in the bilateral series to 360. He also became the fifth Indian to get a double-century in an ODI.
In a bilateral ODI series of three games or less, the number of runs is the joint-highest total ever amassed by any hitter. Babar Azam also scored three hundreds in three games in the 2016 series against the West Indies, totaling 360 runs.
Three balls after Rohit Sharma reached his 30th century on Tuesday, Shubman reached 100.
Then, after two seconds, both of them left. The 212-run opening stand in 26 overs was composed primarily of traditional strokes with a few innovative ones thrown in here and there. They totaled 22 fours and 11 sixes between them.
The first wicket stand surpassed Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag’s previous record of 201* in Hamilton 2009 for the highest opening partnership against New Zealand in ODIs.