“Straight bat, high elbow, head still, getting on top of the bounce, @RealShubmanGill ticking the technical boxes and in some style too,” tweeted Jaffer.
Gill’s half-century on the second day of the ongoing day-night warm-up game came after India took an 86-run lead in the first innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Openers Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal opened for the visitors in the second innings. Shaw (3) failed to make a mark again and was sent back to the pavilion in the same fashion as in the first innings.
Gill then joined Agarwal in the middle. The duo played cautiously and stitched a 104-run stand for the second wicket. Meanwhile, Gill smashed a half-century in 49 balls with the help of nine boundaries.
Straight bat ☑️High elbow ☑️Head still ☑️Getting on top of the bounce ☑️@RealShubmanGill ticking the technical… https://t.co/qfSOFNaJ9q
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) 1607751723000
Mitchell Swepson finally sent Gill back to the pavilion after he had scored 65.
Earlier, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side was bundled out for 194 in their first innings. Gill had scored 43 runs in the first innings.
The Indian bowlers came out all guns blazing to bundle out Australia A for 108 to take an important lead at stumps on the opening day.
Mohammad Shami and Navdeep Saini picked three wickets each, while Jasprit Bumrah backed up his maiden fifty with two wickets. Mohammed Siraj also took a wicket as he kept bowling a testing line.
For Australia A, skipper Alex Carey fought a lone battle as he finished with a 38-ball 32.
The first Test, a day-night match, begins on December 17.