Indian opener Shubman Gill notched a novel feat at his Check debut towards Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Floor. The 21-year-old showcased a fearless batting towards the Aussies and scored 45 runs off 65 deliveries on the second day of the Boxing Day Check, earlier than getting dismissed by Pat Cummins.
Gill altered the file books together with his innings as he grew to become the third-highest run-scorer on Check debut for India in Australia. His opening accomplice, Mayank Agarwal stands on high of the record who scored 76 on debut Down Below in 2018. Former Indian cricketer Dattu Phadkar is second, who had scored 51 runs on his debut in Sydney in December 1947.
Gill was most well-liked over Prithvi Shaw for the Melbourne Check following latter’s dismal batting present in Adelaide. The Punjab batsman hit eight boundaries throughout his keep on the crease, handing India management after an early dismissal of Agarwal for a duck on Day 1.
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The teenager had his luck favouring him as he was dropped twice throughout his stint on the crease. Gill bought a reprieve on 4 when he was dropped by Marnus Labuschagne at slip on the primary day of the play. Later, Australian skipper Tim Paine put down a routine catch behind the stumps when the debutant was batting on 28.
Gill missed out on his maiden half-century however stitched a 61-run stand with Cheteshwar Pujara earlier than strolling again to the dressing room.
Earlier, India misplaced two wickets in as many overs to Cummins as Australia grabbed early honours on the second day. Resuming on 36 for 1 on Sunday, India began cautiously earlier than shedding each their in a single day batsmen within the house of 11 balls to achieve 90 for 3 at lunch. Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane then accomplished a wonderful half-century as India reached 189 for five at tea.