India and Bangladesh faced off against each other in the first Test that kicked off on December 14, Wednesday and Day 3 witnessed the rise of Indian opener Shubman Gill and middle-order batter Cheteshwar Pujara, as both batters managed to reach the three-figure landmark. To add more, having a lead of 254, the Indian team marched on to the crease for their second innings.
While Gill perished for 110, Pujara ended his long wait for the Test century and eventually reached the three-figure landmark and as soon as he reached the feat, the Indian team declared after putting on 258 runs on the board, with a lead of 512. However, what caught the eye was the reaction from the Indian superstar Virat Kohli, when the veteran reached the 100-run landmark.
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You got to know when to attack as a batter: Shubman Gill
Gill, the Indian batter, opened up on his century and said that a batter must know when to attack the pacer and take the innings forward. Further, the talented batter revealed the tactics that helped him reach the feat against the Bangla Tigers and eventually score his maiden hundred in Tests.
“I personally thought it (maiden Test century) was long time coming for me. Today it was all about getting the difficult situation out of the way. There weren't any different thoughts (while batting in the 90s). For me, it was about how to play according to the field and then be able to score runs. It was very instinctive (to hit a couple of boundaries and get to the milestone). When the bowler came round the wicket, there was gap between third man and point,” Gill was quoted as saying at stumps on Day 3.