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Shubman Gill surpassed SA's Hashim Amla's 12-year-old record.

Shubman Gill surpassed SA's Hashim Amla's 12-year-old record.
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During the World Cup match against New Zealand, India's opener Shubman Gill set a new record by becoming the fastest batter to reach 2,000 runs in ODI cricket.

Gill recorded yet another historic milestone as he went past South Africa's legendary batter Hashim Amla to become the fastest player to score 2000 runs in ODI cricket.

Gill's record came against New Zealand at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) in Dharamsala. The 24-year-old went past some of the biggest names of world cricket to scale the milestone. 

Gill took 38 innings to reach the milestone, two less than what South Africa’s Hashim Amla needed to get to the same mark.

The enviable record was previously held by Amla. Amla had taken only 40 innings (41 matches) to score 2000 runs in the 50-over format and had gone past Pakistan's great Zaheer Abbas who achieved the milestone way back in 1983 against India in Jaipur in his 45th innings (45th match).

According to information, in 38 ODIs and 38 innings, Gill has scored 2,012 runs at an average of 62.87 and a strike rate of over 102. This year, the batsman scored five centuries and six fifties.

Looking back at the events of the 21st match of the ongoing World Cup, we take a look at some of the records broken and milestones achieved apart from Shubman Gill's milestone:

a) Virat Kohli is now joint-second on the list of batters with the most fifty-plus scores in World Cups. Kohli has 12, the same as Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan. Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 21.

b) Rohit Sharma struck four sixes during his 40-ball 46 to become the batter with the second-most maximums in ICC World Cup history. He now has 40 sixes, two more than South Africa’s AB de Villiers, though he’s nine short of West Indies’ Chris Gayle who remains at the top of the list.

c) India’s chase of the 274-run target set by New Zealand is their joint third-highest successful chase in a World Cup match. They had also chased down 274 against Pakistan at Centurion in 2003.

d) Mohammed Shami became the first Indian bowler to register more than one five-wicket haul in the ICC World Cup. Kapil Dev, Venkatesh Prasad, Robin Singh, Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh have one five-for each.

e) Shami also has the joint-second-most four-wicket hauls in ICC World Cups alongside South Africa’s Imran Tahir. Australia’s Mitchell Starc leads the list with six four-wicket hauls.

f) The victory is India’s first against New Zealand in ICC events in 20 years. The Men in Blue had last beaten the Black Caps in the 2003 World Cup match in Centurion, where they had bundled the Stephen Fleming-led side out for 146 and overhauled the target in a little over 40 overs with seven wickets to spare.

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