Indian batter Shubman Gill lit up Ahmedabad with his maiden Test Century in India on Day 3 of the Border Gavaskar Trophy. But during this incredible knock, Gill rode his luck and was saved by a very specific rule. Facing the Australian offie Nathan Lyon, the Gujarat Titans batter got a major lifeline.
The incident took place in the 18th over of the Indian innings after openers Gill and Rohit Sharma got off to a decent start. Lyon sent out a full ball to Gill on the 4th delivery of the over. The right-hander stepped forward and tried to block the ball which went on to hit the pads.
Lyon appealed for the LBW, but the on-field umpire gave it not out. Here Aussie captain Steve Smith opted for DRS. The impact was on the pad first and the ball tracker showed the ball would go on to hit the leg stumps.
But umpire Richard Kettleborough was asked to stay with his on-field decision as the ball was 'three metres' off target. Under the three-meter impact rule, a batter is given not out if the distance between the player and the stumps at the point of impact is three meters or more.
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Going back to Gill, the Chandigarh batter continued to bat brilliantly well as he went on to put up a score of 128 runs. Batting for 235 balls, he hit 12 boundaries and one six. On the back of this ton, India managed to come back in the game as they ended Day 3 at a score of 289-3.
Reacting to his performance, Gill said, “It feels great to score a hundred here. This is my IPL home ground and glad to get some runs here. The pitch was pretty good to bat on. Anything happening off the pitch was off the rough area. I was looking to pick singles whenever possible. Honestly, I was still trying to be positive and was keep looking for singles.”