3rd T20I Ind vs NZ: India Defeats New Zealand By 168 Runs Margin
India defeated New Zealand by 168 runs margin. Shubman Gill hit 12 fours and 7 sixes. He became the 5th Indian batsman ever to score a ton in every format.
Shubman Gill, an Indian batsman, is in top form right now, and on February 1 he also produced his highest T20I innings. Gill had been trying to master this format at the world level for a while.
He had the support of his captain, and despite two consecutive losses in the T20I series against New Zealand, Hardik Pandya stood by him.
Today, Gill came through with a stroke of 126 off just 63 balls in the third T20I against the Black Caps at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
Gill has now joined an exclusive group of Indian batsmen with hundreds across all game types. This is his maiden T20I ton. The other four are Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, and Rohit Sharma.
India chose to bat first on Ahmedabad’s calm surface after winning the toss. Gill had a shaky beginning and took some time to get comfortable.
But he didn’t take long to start moving. Quick blows from Rahul Tripathi (44) and Suryakumar Yadav (24) enabled Gill to begin an assault as well.
He performed mediocrely at first but soon gained confidence. As they continued to throw loose balls to his open arms, the uncertainty of the New Zealand speed attack was clearly evident. Even the large stadium boundaries were insufficient for Gill when he took the stage.
India won the T20I series against the Black Caps 2-1 after putting up a polished, dominant performance. Their staggering 168-run victory that night was the largest victory margin in T20Is between 2 consecutive member teams.
India set a 235-run target for New Zealand. The second-best Indian scorer, Hardik Pandya, had 30 points off of 17 balls. Deepak Hooda scored twice and never lost.