Continuing his rich vein of form in the longer format, Shubman Gill scored a brilliant unbeaten 204 against New Zealand A to help India A play out a draw in the first unofficial Test at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Sunday. Gill’s sensational double hundred comes after a solid knock of 83 in the first innings. Also Read - Babar Azam Dethrones Virat Kohli to Become No.1 Ranked Batsman in ICC ODI Rankings
Trailing the hosts’ mammoth first innings total of 562/7 by 219 runs at the start of the fourth and final day, India A finished the day on 448/3 with Gill (204*), Priyank Panchal (115) and skipper Hanuma Vihari (100*) registering centuries Also Read - IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma Opens up on Life Inside Bio-Bubble, Expresses Gratitude For Following His Passion During COVID-19 Times
During his double century effort, the 20-year-old Gill, rated as one of the most talented next-gen cricketers, smashed 22 boundaries and four sixes. His partnership of an unbeaten 222 runs of 224 balls with Vihari got India A going in their second innings. Also Read - Post IPL Snub, Hanuma Vihari Joins English County Club Warwickshire; Likely To Play Next Week
Last year, Gill scored a double century against West Indies A in the third unofficial Test of the three-match series. It made him the youngest Indian representative side to score a double century as he achieved the feat at the age of 19 years and 334 days.
He broke the record of Gautam Gambhir who had scored 218 against Board President’s XI against Zimbabwe in 2002 at the age of 20 years and 124 days.