On Day 3 of the fourth Test between India and Australia, Shubman Gill registered his second Test century, helping his team gain some momentum in their chase of the opponent’s total. The young opener was picked to play alongside Rohit Sharma in the third Test at Indore after KL Rahul was benched by the team management due to his poor form.
Gill was unable to make the most of his opportunity in the third Test, but in Ahmedabad, he demonstrated his prowess with the bat. In red-ball cricket, the teenage sensation notched up his second century for India, forging a crucial partnership of over 100 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara for the third wicket.
Despite scoring his first Test century in the Bangladesh series, Gill was dropped from the team for the subsequent games in favor of KL Rahul. However, after Rahul struggled against Australia in the first few games, Gill made a strong comeback in Indore and continued his form in Ahmedabad.
The Indian camp erupted in joy when Gill reached the three-figure mark, and even Virat Kohli, the former captain of India, gave him a standing ovation with a big smile on his face.
Unfortunately, India suffered a major setback after Gill’s century when Todd Murphy dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara for LBW. At tea, India had a score of 188/2 after 63 overs, with Gill and Kohli at the crease.
The hosts are still behind by 292 runs against the Steve Smith-led Australian team.
Gill’s partnership with Pujara was crucial in India’s chase, with the duo putting together 113 runs before Gill was dismissed by spinner Todd Murphy. Rohit Sharma’s dismissal for 35 off the final ball of the 21st over ended their 74-run partnership.
Shubman Gill’s second Test century was a testament to his skill and determination, and it helped India put up a decent fight against Australia. Despite the setback of losing Pujara immediately after Gill’s century, India still has a chance to stage a comeback and put pressure on the Australian team. With two more days left in the Test, the game is still open for both sides, and it will be interesting to see how the rest of the match unfolds.