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India vs NZ: Shubman Gill becomes 5th Indian to score ODI double century, breaks many records

Vivek Mishra
Vivek MishraJan 18, 2023 | 18:03

India vs NZ: Shubman Gill becomes 5th Indian to score ODI double century, breaks many records

Gill also became the fastest Indian to reach 1000 runs in ODIs. (Photo: BCCI)

With nine 6s and 19 boundaries, Shubman Gill on Wednesday (January 18) became the fifth Indian to score a double century in a One Day International. Gill made 208 off 149 balls to almost single-handedly take India to a formidable total of 349/8 in 50 overs against New Zealand in first game of the 3-match ODI series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

The 23-year-old became the fifth Indian after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, and Ishan Kishan to score double hundreds for India in ODIs. He scored his second ton in succession after hitting a century against Sri Lanka in the 3rd ODI.

Youngest to 200 in ODIs: Gill, with this scintillating yet controlled knock also became the youngest player to reach 200 in an ODI at the age of 23 years and 132 days. Ishan Kishan scored 200 in an ODI when he was 24 years and 145 days old, while Rohit Sharma was 26 years old and 186 days old when he reached his first ODI double ton against Australia in 2013.

Broke many records: Gill, during his knock, broke many records. He became the fastest Indian to reach 1000 runs in ODIs. He reached the milestone in just 19 innings breaking Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan's record of reaching the feat in 24 innings. Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman had crossed 1000 runs in 18 innings.

  • He also became the youngest Indian to score 150 plus in an ODI, surpassing Kohli's record by just two days and he also became the youngest ever to score a double ton in the limited-over format.                                                                                                                                                                                        

Peaked at the right time: Gill was the only player to go past 35 runs from the Indian side today. He paced his knock really well and looked in control throughout the innings. The wicket was a bit slow so he didn't try too hard to go near the ball and used his feet sensibly.

  • His first 50 came off 52 balls, the century off 87 balls. From 100 to 150 it took him 35 balls, and from 150 to 200 he took just 23 balls. From the 48th to the 50th over, he almost got berserk and hit six 6s.
  • He also reached his 200 in style by hitting a maximum over the long on. Gill scored 39 off his last 12 balls.
Last updated: January 18, 2023 | 18:09
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