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“We could have scored a few more runs” – Shubman Gill
By SMCS - Feb 5, 2024 7:20 am
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Star India batter Shubman Gill said that he left a few runs on the board on Day 3 of the second Test against England in Vizag. However, he survived a couple of close calls in his innings but later scored a magnificent hundred (104 off 147). When he was batting, it looked like India would set England a target of 450 atleast. However, India lost the last five wickets for 44 runs after he got out, having a lead of 398 runs.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

“Very pleased but I feel like I left a bit out there. We could have scored a few more runs but overall, it was a good effort,” Shubman Gill said after the day’s play. “The first one, I didn’t feel it. Shreyas (Iyer) told me to take the review and once I saw the replay on the big screen, I was really pleased.”

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Meanwhile, the shot he got out to also made headlines. Ben Stokes had kept a fielder straight behind the bowler with a full-packed leg side, leaving a big space on the off-side as well. Shubman Gill, on the other hand, decided to go for a reverse sweep and ended up getting out as Ben Foakes took an easy catch.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

“I saw the point fielder go there and thought it was a percentage shot. But perhaps the timing was wrong. Maybe I should have played those 5-6 overs before Tea. It’s a pretty decent wicket to bat on. You can’t hit on the rise and you have to apply yourself. If we get the right amount of balls in the right areas, we should get the job done tomorrow… We are in the game. I think it’s about 70-30 at the moment. The morning session will be an important one because we’ve seen there is some moisture there. So, there is a bit for the pacers and the spinners as well,” Shubman Gill concluded.