Last Update on: September 27th, 2022 at 02:42 pm
Shubman Gill is playing with class for Glamorgan in county cricket, including an impressive unbeaten 91 (from 102 balls; 114, 26) against Sussex on Day 1 of the rain-shortened match at Hove.
Gill recently scored his first international ODI century against Zimbabwe.
Shubman Gill ended up scoring Glamorgan’s second half-century and was dominant on the front foot, dismissing everything short. During his spectacular knock, the young Indian hitter demonstrated an incredible range of strokes that left everyone in awe.
Shubman Gill, that is 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗼𝘂𝘀 🤯
— Glamorgan Cricket 🏏 (@GlamCricket) September 26, 2022
Shubman displayed his entire arsenal of shots. He pulled, cut, drove, swept, and also played a few dinky ramp shots on both sides of the wicket to put Glamorgan in a solid position on a flat track.
Shubman Gill’s effortless pick-up over mid-wicket off Bradley Currie:
The shot of the day was undoubtedly Shubman’s smooth pick-up over mid-wicket off Bradley Currie, as well as his cunning ramp over the slip cordon against Pakistan’s Faheem Ashraf. So far, Gill has scored 11 fours and two sixes.
Wow, this is special from @ShubmanGill 😍
— LV= Insurance County Championship (@CountyChamp) September 26, 2022
Gill used two separate batting strategies throughout the inning. He performed the role of an accumulator before the first rain delay, while Glamorgan captain David Lloyd (56) was the aggressor.
In the 12 overs between subsequent interruptions on either side of lunch, Gill and Lloyd added 57 runs. After Lloyd left, Gill easily added another 70 runs in 15 overs with Billy Root before the players were forced to leave again 20 minutes after tea due to poor lighting. This was accomplished despite the floodlights being on.
Coming to the match, Glamorgan decided to bat first and made a steady start. Opening batsman Edward Byrom left the game after scoring 21 runs, leaving the team’s total at 49/1. Gill then joined the captain David Lloyd and led the squad past the 100-run threshold.
After scoring 56 runs, Sean Hunt then dismissed the captain. Sam Northeast joined forces with Gill and batted for a little while before being dismissed at 151/3. Before the play was suspended by poor lighting and the Day 1 Stump were revealed, Gill and Billy Root had Glamorgan’s final score at 221/3.