Team India registered an emphatic 119-run victory against West Indies in the rain-affected final ODI of the series in Port of Spain on Wednesday to take the series 3-0. Shubman Gill was the star for India with the bat, as he stayed unbeaten on 98 as the side set up a great score of 226/3 in 36 overs. Windies, known for their solid batting, but collapsed in the rain-shortened game as they were bowled out on 137 in merely 26 overs. While Yuzvendra Chahal got 4 wickets to his name, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur picked 2 each.
Gill was named the player of the match as well as the player of the series for his consistent performances across all three ODIs. The Indian opener got a splendid beginning in every one of the three matches and was very nearly arriving at a maiden three-figure mark, however, rain ruined the party for the youngster.
The 22-year-old Gill was dismissed to a casual bit of running in the first ODI on 64, and afterward conceded a soft-dismissal in the 2nd match, falling 7 runs short of a half-century. In the last match, Gill played with more responsibility and carried the bat in the rain-shortened 36-over innings. Nonetheless, as he left stranded on 98, Gill joined a unique list of Indian openers who similarly stayed unbeaten on 90s in ODIs. That rundown includes big names like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Sunil Gavaskar among others.
Take a look:
93* – Kris Srikkanth
92* – Sunil Gavaskar
96* – Sachin Tendulkar
99* – Virender Sehwag
97* – Shikhar Dhawan
98* – Shubman Gill
The youngster is not a part of the Indian T20I team which will take on the Windies in a five-match series, beginning July 29.