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India vs Australia 3rd Test: Shubman Gill slams maiden fifty in Tests, earns plaudit from former cricketers

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India opener Shubman Gill completed his maiden half-century in Test cricket within the ongoing match between India and Australia in Sydney. The flowery opener scored 50 in 101 deliveries, which integrated eight boundaries. 

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Starting the innings with senior accomplice Rohit Sharma, Gill went on to give India with an impressive inaugurate. The pair added 70 runs for the predominant wicket, before Rohit used to be disregarded by Jos Hazlewood on 26. Gill, nonetheless, persevered his resistance and went on to slam his maiden Test half-century in his third innings. At this time after finishing his fifty, Gill used to be removed by Pat Cummins because the ball took the outdoors edge of his bat and it used to be brilliantly caught by Cameron Inexperienced at gully. 

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Earlier within the day, Steve Smith’s century and Laubuschagne’s 91 helped the hosts post 338 in their first innings.

Gill’s innings drew praises from the cricket fraternity, with many taking to Twitter to applaud the kid. 

For someone taking half in only his 2nd test match @RealShubmanGill seems very assured at the wicket. Honest sturdy defence, positive stroke play and readability of belief. Certainly has a extraordinarily incandescent future for India within the overall 3 formats. #AUSvsIND

— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 8, 2021

[email protected] gets to his maiden half-century in Test cricket. He has batted with just a few grit here at the SCG.

Live – https://t.co/xHO9oiKGOC #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/mR96AFoIMP

— BCCI (@BCCI) January 8, 2021

Shubman Gill’s signature backfoot punch gets higher as you search it twice
pic.twitter.com/TbnHId1caJ

— Gill ka backfoot (@ArjunNamboo) January 8, 2021

That pull shot!#shubmangill #AUSvIND

— Mpumelelo Mbangwa (@mmbangwa) January 8, 2021

After this knock Gill became the fourth youngest Indian cricketer after India coach Ravi Shastri, Madhav Apte and Prithvi Shaw to slam a half-century outdoors the sub-continent. Within the meantime, he became the youngest Indian cricketer to slam a half-century in Australia.

Youngest Indian Opener to Rating Test 50+ in Australia

Shubman Gill – 21year 122days
Kl Rahul – 22year 265days
VVS Laxman – 25year 64days#INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/WpymFHewWl

—  (@Shebas_10dulkar) January 8, 2021

Youngest Indian openers to ranking 50+ outdoors Asia :
20y 44d Ravi Shastri in Eng, 1982
20y 108d Madhav Apte in WI, 1952/53 (he hit four 50+ rankings within the tour)
20y 112d Prithvi Shaw in NZ, 2019/20
21y 122d Shubman Gill in Aus, 2020/21

#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/R5IR5Ux5ek

— Sooraj Ayyappan (@Sooraj_Ayyappan) January 8, 2021

Earlier within the day, Gill engaged in a microscopic banter with Marnus Labuschagne, who used to be fielding at short-leg. The Australian used to be heard asking Gill about his favourite player, to which the Indian said that he’ll let him know after the match.

[email protected] used to be taking half in being aid below the helmet for the Aussies! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/GaCWPkTthl

— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 8, 2021

Gill made his Test debut within the boxing-day match between the 2 sides played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He had then made treasured contributions with the bat.

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