Shubman Gill is in red-hot form, to say the least. The opening batter is making a name for himself with every inning he is playing at the moment. Gill once again took the bowlers to the cleaners when he walked out to bat against New Zealand in the first ODI on Wednesday. The batter did not just hit his third ODI century but converted it into his maiden double century. Gill finished the inning after scoring 208 in just 149 balls. 

He could have added ten more runs to his individual score as well as to India’s total had played till the very end. But, unfortunately for Gill, he got out on the second delivery of the last over of India’s innings. Gill was caught at deep midwicket by Glenn Phillips. But it was not at all a regulation catch. Phillips pulled off an absolute stunner, like he always does. 

On the second ball of the 50th over, Henry Shipley bowled a short delivery which Gill tried to pull as hard as possible.   However, the batter could not time his shot the way he would have wanted and hence the ball went into the air. It felt like it might just fall short of the fielder but Phillips put in a dive and plucked the ball inches close to the ground. 

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