Shubman Gill hits double century against New Zealand, breaks record of Ishaan Kishan and Rohit; became the 8th batsman to do so
Shubman Gill has scored a double century in the ongoing first ODI against New Zealand. He completed his double century in 145 balls. He has become the fifth Indian batsman to score a double century.
Shubman Gill has scored a double century in the first ODI against New Zealand. He completed his century in 87 balls, after which he completed his first double century in 145 balls. With this, he has become the youngest batsman to score a double century in ODI format. He broke the record of teammate Ishaan Kishan, who held this record against Bangladesh.
Shubman Gill completed a double century in the first ODI against New Zealand by hitting Lockie Ferguson for three consecutive sixes. Gill returned to the pavilion after scoring 208 runs in 149 balls. In his innings, he hit 19 fours and 9 sixes. During this his strike rate was 139.60.
Youngest player to score 200 runs in an ODI
Shubman Gill has become the fifth batsman to score a double century in ODIs. Earlier Rohit Sharma (3 times), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Ishaan Kishan have scored double centuries. Meanwhile, he has also become the youngest batsman to score a double century. He broke the record of Ishaan Kishan and Rohit Sharma. Gill did this feat in 23 years, 132 days, while Ishaan did it in 24 years, 145 days and Rohit did it in 26 years, 186 days.
Shubman Gill became number-1
Gill is now the fastest batsman from India to complete 1000 runs in ODIs. Before him this record was recorded in the names of Virat and Dhawan. Both of them did this feat in 24-24 innings, while Gill did this feat in his 19th ODI innings. During the innings, Gill equaled another Pakistan batsman, Imam-ul-Haq, who scored 1000 ODI runs in 19 innings. Gill made this record in his name by hitting a four in 32.4 overs. Gill has left behind veteran batsmen like Viv Richards, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Quinton Dickock, Babar Azam in this list.
India scored 349 runs with the help of Gill’s double
India scored a mammoth 349 for eight in the first ODI against New Zealand thanks to a maiden double century by opener Shubman Gill (208 runs). Gill faced 149 balls during his innings and hit 19 fours and nine sixes. Apart from them, Rohit Sharma contributed 34 runs and Suryakumar Yadav contributed 31 runs for India.