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CricketShubman Gill breaks Babar Azam's record during 2nd ODI vs West Indies

Srinagar: Despite his recent struggles, the young India batter Shubman Gill has shattered the ODI record of Pakistan run machine Babar Azam during second ODI vs West Indies on Saturday.

In the second ODI, with senior stars Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli rested India suffered a six wicket defeat against hosts West Indies.

Hardik Pandya-led side were bowled out on just 181 runs at Bridgetown’s Kensington Oval and then an unbeaten fifty from captain Shai Hope guided the hosts to a deserving win to level the series to 1-1.

India’s collapse from 90/0 to 181/10 came as a surprise given the quality they possess in the batting line-up. 

Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill produced a brilliant start to put India on track for a big total. Ishan scored his second consecutive fifty while Gill scored 34 off 49 with the help of five fours on Saturday. 

Gill recorded major milestone surpassing the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam to score the most runs in ODIs after the first 26 innings.

Babar has shown tremendous consistency across formats over the last few years and currently tops the ICC ODI batters chart and remains in the top-five standings of the other two formats as well. Babar had scored 1322 runs in his first 26 ODI innings, 19 runs more than former English batter Jonathan Trott.

Now, Gill, who played his 26th innings yesterday, has scored 1352 runs at an average of 61.45 and a strike rate of 104.88 with four hundreds to his name. He has already recorded a double ton in ODIs and is India’s highest-ranked batter in ICC ODI rankings.

Most runs after 26 ODI innings:

Shubman Gill – 1352 runs

Babar Azam – 1322 runs

Jonathan Trott – 1303 runs

Fakhar Zaman – 1275 runs

Rassie van der Dussen – 1267 runs 

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