IND vs NZ, 3rd T20I: Shubman Gill Breaks The Record Of Virat Kohli With His Blistering 126* Off 63 Balls

India beat New Zealand by 168 runs in the third and the final T20I of the three-match T20I series played in Ahmedabad. In this match, the star Indian young opener Shubman Gill smashed a hundred and scored 126 runs in just 63 balls with the help of 12 fours and 7 sixes.

With this inning, Shubman Gill not only became the seventh Indian batter to score a hundred in T20Is but he also shattered some earlier existing records.

With this century, the Gujarat Titans opener became the fifth Indian batter to score a century in all three formats of the game. Before him, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli achieved this milestone. Overall, Gill is the 21st player in the world to have this unique record to his name.

Shubman Gill also surpassed the former Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the batter with the highest run in a T20I inning for India. Earlier, this record belonged to Kohli where he had smashed 122* against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022. Now with 126* against Kiwis, Shubman has registered this record to him.

Highest scores for India in T20Is

126* (63) – Shubman Gill (IND vs NZ), Ahmedabad 2023

122* (61) – Virat Kohli (IND vs AFG), Dubai 2022

118 (43) – Rohit Sharma (IND vs SL), Indore 2017

117 (55) – Suryakumar Yadav (IND vs ENG), Nottingham 2022

112* (51) – Suryakumar Yadav (IND vs SL), Rajkot 2023

111* (61) – Rohit Sharma (IND vs WI_, Lucknow 2018

111* (51) – Suryakumar Yadav (IND vs NZ), Mount Maunganui, 2022

110* (51) – KL Rahul (IND vs WI), Lauderhill 2016

Indian players with centuries in all three formats in international cricket

Suresh Raina

Rohit Sharma

KL Rahul

Virat Kohli

Shubman Gill

In this match, India won the toss and opted to bat first where they hung 234 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. Chasing the mammoth target of 234, Kiwi fell short of 168 runs and Indian bowlers bundled them out on 66 runs in 12.1 Overs. With this win, India clinched the three-match T20I by 2-1.

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