Gujarat Titans opener Shubman Gill scored his maiden IPL hundred during the GT vs SRH clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Monday. Gill, whose previous high score of 96 came last season, got to his hundred this time with a single off T. Natarajan. The right-handed batter, who is the 46th batter to score an IPL hundred, was at his fluent best against SRH, as he scored 13 fours and one six.
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Gill announced his authority in the PowerPlay with plenty of boundaries, with four of them coming against Fazalhaq Farooqi. The opening batter is a contender for the Orange Cap, with his ton today pushing him to third in the race. He also completed 1000 runs for Gujarat Titans, the only ever player to do so.
GT vs SRH: Shubman Gill scored his first century in IPL
Shubman Gill completed his ton in 56 balls, becoming the sixth player to reach the triple-figure mark in IPL 2023. He joined the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Harry Brook, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Prabhsimran Singh, all of whom scored their maiden ton in their IPL career.
With the century, Gill also completed 400 runs at the Narendra Modi Stadium which is the most ever by a batter at any venue in IPL 2023. The next best is Devon Conway, who scored 350 runs in seven innings at the Chepauk.
Gill was eventually dismissed on 101 by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Gill helped his side to a competitive total in a game where a win would secure their entry to the playoff stage.