Shubman Gill Broke Babar Azam’s All-Time Record In ODI Format

In a closely contested encounter, the Indian cricket team faced a bitter defeat at the hands of West Indies in the 2nd One-Day International (ODI). Despite a strong opening stand and a remarkable performance by Shubman Gill, India suffered a catastrophic batting collapse, eventually being bowled out for a mere 181 runs. The loss disappointed cricket fans, as India’s bowlers failed to defend the modest total against West Indies’ resilience, led by their captain Shai Hope.

Despite the Indian cricket team’s overall disappointment in the match, Shubman Gill stood out as one of the bright spots. During his innings of 34 runs, Gill achieved a significant milestone by surpassing Pakistan’s superstar Babar Azam in the list of batters with the most runs after 26 innings in the 50-over format. Babar held the record with 1322 runs after the first 26 ODI innings, but Gill’s impressive performance helped him cross that mark and take the top spot with 1352 runs.

Despite the promising start provided by Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan’s opening partnership, India’s batting line-up crumbled under pressure. From a commanding position of 90/0, India’s innings took a sudden nosedive, with the team getting bowled out for 181 runs. The West Indies bowlers capitalized on the opportunity, taking wickets at regular intervals and not letting the Indian batsmen settle down.

In response to India’s target of 181 runs, West Indies faced a few early setbacks but managed to stay afloat, thanks to their captain Shai Hope’s masterful batting display. Hope played the sheet anchor role to perfection, scoring an unbeaten 63 runs and guiding his team to a six-wicket victory. His partnership with Keacy Carty (48 not out) was crucial, as they added an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 91 runs, steering West Indies to a series-leveling win.

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The loss in the 2nd ODI puts the three-match series on an intriguing edge, setting the stage for a thrilling decider. The two teams will face off in the final match at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. With both sides hungry for a series win, fans can expect an exciting contest as India looks to bounce back and West Indies aims to capitalize on their momentum.

The Top 5 List

Shubman Gill (India) – 1352 runs

Babar Azam (Pakistan) – 1322 runs

Jonathan Trott (England) – 1303 runs

Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan) – 1275 runs

Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa) – 1267 runs

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