WTC Final LIVE – Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson’s deadly bouncer rattles Shubman Gill, Indian opener in pain, check video– India opener Shubman Gill on Saturday impressed as he came out at the crease in World Test Championship final. He went on to score 28 runs off 64 balls. Along with Rohit, he ensured his stay at the crease last till the first 24 overs. Unfortunately, the youngster didn’t last too long after getting hit on the helmet by a speedy delivery of 135 kmph by Kyle Jamieson under challenging overcast conditions in Southampton. Gill suffered a blow on the helmet during the 17th over as he failed to go out of the way of the ball. Mohammad Siraj and the medical staff immediately rushed in for a concussion test. He continued to bat but looked in discomfort managing just 5 runs off 19 balls after getting struck on the helmet.
WTC Final LIVE – Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson’s deadly bouncer rattles Shubman Gill, Indian opener in pain, check video
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WTC Final LIVE: Notably, Shubman Gill has been struggling to score big in his last few innings for Team India. He failed to score a half century in his last 3 Test matches. He had last scored a fifty while playing against England in the opening test in home series. Since then, his Test scorecards read: 0, 14, 11, 15 not out, and 0. He needs to contribute more if he eyes to keep his place ahead of Mayank Agarwal in the upcoming 5-match Test series. He had also struggled to find form in the IPL 2021 Phase 1 scoring just 132 runs across 7 innings at a poor average of 18.85.
Gill was picked ahead of Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul in the World Test Championship Final owing to his impressive run with the bat in Australia earlier this year. He had struck 259 runs including two fifties as India emerged victorious in the Border-Gavaskar series.
WTC Final LIVE: In the ongoing match, Shubman Gill shared a 62 runs partnership with Rohit Sharma (34) as India ensured they do not lose a wicket in first 20 overs. Both Tim Southee and Trent Boult bowled some jaffers, but the Indian opening duo managed to hold them off.The duo played well with the Duke ball and other batsmen are likely to reap the rewards of their tedious task.
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