Having scored a magnificent 128-run knock on Day 3 of the fourth Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, opening batter Shubman Gill said that he felt that the Australian bowlers did not attack much. Outlining his strategy in the middle, he said he was just trying to stay positive and rotate the strike.
Speaking after the day’s play, Gill said, “I was looking to pick singles whenever possible. Honestly, I was still trying to be positive and kept looking for singles. They weren’t attacking that much. We are three down for almost 300.
“It feels great to score a hundred here. This is my IPL home ground and glad to get some runs here. The pitch was pretty good to bat on. Anything happening off the pitch was off the rough area,” he added.
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Talking about India’s plans for Day 4, Gill said, “We would look to get a big score on Day 4. Who knows, the wicket might help our bowlers on Day 5.”
Courtesy of Gill’s ton, India were 289 for three in their first innings at stumps. Virat Kohli regained his form to fuel India’s robust reply to Australia’s first innings total of 480.
Opener Gill, playing his second match of the series, featured in three 50-plus partnerships in the innings. Gill started cramping up towards the end and was trapped lbw by Nathan Lyon after playing a tired-looking shot and missing the ball.
Kohli was batting on 59, his first Test half-century in 16 innings, with Ravindra Jadeja on 16 at the other end and India still 191 behind. India need to win the match to seal their place in the final of the World Test Championship against Australia at The Oval in June.