Team India's Shubman Gill Breaks Babar Azam's World Record During 2nd ODI Against West Indies
After an embarrassing batting collapse limited the lineup to only 181 runs in the second One-Day International on Sunday, the Indian cricket team was defeated by the West Indies. Fans were disappointed by India's loss, especially in light of the opening stand that Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan had made. In fact, over the course of his 34-run innings in the game, Pakistani great Babar Azam's long-standing record was broken by Gill.
By courtesy of his performance in the second ODI, Gill surpassed Babar on the list of batters with the most runs scored after 26 innings in the 50-over format. After the first 26 ODI innings, Babar had 1322 runs to his name. In contrast, Gill has 1352 runs. South African Rassie van der Dussen (1267 runs), Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman (1275 runs), and England's Jonathan Trott (1303 runs) round out the top 5.
But in terms of the game, India struggled mightily with the bat, moving from 90/0 to 181 all-out on Saturday.
West Indies captain Shai Hope played the sheet anchor role to perfection in taking his team to a series-levelling six-wicket victory over India in the second One-Day International of a three-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.
Hope's unbeaten 63 and the assistance of Keacy Carty (48 not out) in an unbroken fifth-wicket partnership of 91 ended a nine-match losing streak to India in ODIs spanning four years after his bowlers took advantage of a helpful pitch and an ineffective India batting effort to dismiss their opponents for 181 off 40.5 overs.
It was also a quick comeback after the Caribbean team's demoralising five-wicket defeat in the series opener at the same venue on Thursday, and it prepares the field for the series finale on Tuesday at Trinidad's Brian Lara Stadium.