India’s journey to Zimbabwe was fruitful since the Men in Blue won all three of their ODI games against Zimbabwe. The first and second ODIs were dominated by the KL Rahul-captained Indian team, who won by 10 and 5 wickets, respectively. In the third and final ODI, the home team put up a fight, headed by Sikandar Raja, which Zimbabwe lost by 13 runs while chasing 290.

Two centuries were scored in the final game, one by each team. Raja scored 115 runs off only 95 balls, but Shubman Gill scored his first ODI century. The youthful player, who was participating in his ninth ODI, struck 130 off 97 balls and forged a strong third-wicket combination with Ishan Kishan.

Before Kishan was run out for 50 off 61 balls, which also caused some uncertainty in the middle, the duo scored 140 runs for the third wicket. The event happened in Brad Evans’ 43rd over of bowling. The first delivery of the over resulted in the ball hitting Gill’s pads, prompting an LBW appeal from the Zimbabwe fielders.

As his teammate Kishan attempted to grab a fast single, Gill was preoccupied with the appeal against him since he was so close to reaching the century mark. Although Kishan was run out at the non-end, the striker’s umpire ruled it not out.

Despite causing a run-out, Zimbabwe still appealed Gill’s judgment, and Kishan, who had already started heading back to the pavilion, was told to wait. However, TV replays revealed a spike, so Gill continued to play the last six balls of his century.