Rohit is sometimes ahead of Gill, who won the race to complete the century? india-vs-new-zealand 3rd odi-rohit-sharma-shubman-gill-century race video au487

There was a fierce race between Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill to complete the century first. Sometimes Gill went ahead and sometimes Rohit went ahead of him.

Shubman Gill completed his half-century while Rohit Sharma completed his century first.

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Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill wreaked havoc with the bat in the third ODI against New Zealand. Together they thrashed the Kiwi bowlers a lot. Rohit and Gill shared a 212-run partnership together. Both entertained everyone a lot with their batting, but the race between Gill and Rohit was more fun than the batting of the two. In the third match between the Indian captain and Gill, there was a tremendous race to complete the century first. The contest between the two started from the very first ball of the match, but it happened after the thrilling 12th over.

When Rohit was on 42, Gill hit a four and completed his half-century in 33 balls. Rohit completed his half-century by hitting the first ball of the 14th over for a six. After this, Rohit became more aggressive and in the next over he went ahead of Gill by hitting 3 fours.

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More thrilling contest in 23rd over

Rohit scored 91 runs in 68 balls for 21 overs. While Gill, who completed his half-century before him, lagged a bit in this race and reached only 79 runs in 58 balls. The race became more exciting in the 23rd over. Gill hit a six and a four in this over and reached 91 runs. Rohit was on 94 runs. After reaching close to the century, the race between the two became more exciting.

over Rohit Sharma (run) Shubman Gill (run)
24th 95 96
24.1 95 97
24.2 97 97
24.4 98 97
24.5 98 98
24.6 99 98

At the end of the 25th over, Rohit went one run ahead of Gill. He could not add runs on the first two balls of the next over and by taking a single on the third ball, he completed his century before Gill. The Indian captain completed 100 runs in 83 balls. Gill completed his century by hitting a four on the last ball of the 26th over. He completed 100 runs in 72 balls.