I was pretty satisfied with my performance - Gill

8 Sep 2022 | Cricket

New overseas batter Shubman Gill showed his class with a chanceless innings of 92 on his Glamorgan debut as the Welsh county reached 241/8 on a weather-hit third day.

The Indian star strolled to a maiden half-century off 87 balls but continued tight bowling from the visitors saw the run rate drop and late wickets left Glamorgan still needing another 64 runs to avoid the follow-on heading into the final day. 

“I liked it, it was a great experience for me to come here and play county cricket and spend some time in the middle so it was a good outing for me today," said Gill.

“The conditions are different to back home, especially with the rain – you stop, you start again, you stop, you start again, which is challenging when you are in the zone. It is also part of the experience when you play in the UK and definitely different to India.

“They bowled some decent spells, hit some good areas. We should be able to give them a good competition in terms of saving the match. Our first target is to get over 250 and a batting bonus point, once we are over that then even if we follow on I think we could save the match.

“It is obviously disappointing to get out, it does not matter if it rains after that or not. And I was quite disappointed, especially to be out on 92, but I was pretty satisfied with my own performance because I wanted to spend some time out in the middle and I got that. Hopefully when I bat next for Glamorgan I will be familiar with the conditions.”