Indian star opener Shubman Gill continued his excellent play in the third and final ODI, scoring 112 runs off 78 balls in Indore on Tuesday.
The youngster broke a rare record set in 2016 by Pakistan’s star batter Babar Azam against the West Indies with his second century in the three-match series.
Gill scored his second ODI ton, his fourth of the series. After scoring 208 runs in the first ODI and 40 runs in the second ODI of the bilateral series, Gill now has 360 runs in the series. In addition, he became the fifth Indian to score a double hundred in an ODI.
The total of runs is the most by any batter in a bilateral ODI series with fewer than three matches. Babar Azam also scored three hundreds in three matches during the 2016 series against West Indies, scoring 360 runs.
Three balls after Rohit Sharma scored his 30th century on Tuesday, Shubman completed his century.
After that, both of them left within two overs. The 212-run opening stand, which lasted 26 overs, was largely composed of traditional strokes with a touch of innovation on occasion. Together, they scored 22 fours and 11 sixes.
The previous record was held by Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag (201*, Hamilton 2009), and the first wicket stand was also the highest opening partnership against New Zealand in ODIs.