During the second ODI between India and Australia, Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill are in the midst of a match-defining partnership for the second wicket at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. On September 24, Sunday, the Indian cricket team are looking to attain an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series against the Australians, and they have started the day in a fantastic manner after being put into bat first.
For the unversed, Steve Smith, the stand-in captain for Australia, in the absence of Pat Cummins, won the toss and chose to field first. The visitors started the afternoon with an early wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad for 8 off 12, when Josh Hazlewood nicked him off through to the wicket-keeper Alex Carey, who took an easy catch.
This moment led to Shreyas Iyer joining Shubman Gill in the middle, with both the right-handed batters taking a couple of overs to get into their work. The placid pitch at Holkar Cricket Stadium, coupled with short boundary size, allowed Gill and Iyer take the attack to the Australian bowlers in the powerplay itself.
When these two cricketers started matching each other stroke for stroke, the world of social media started reacting in awe at their partnership. Some of the best tweets for the epic 200 run stand between Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer are as under:
After completing his century, Shreyas Iyer was dismissed for 105 of 90 by Sean Abbott, after Matthew Short completed a good catch, the innings included 11 fours and three sixes. As of this writing, Shubman Gill completed yet another hundred in ODI cricket in 2023, with an eye on putting up a massive score on the board.