Shubman Gill Breaks 17-Year-Old Indian Record After Scoring Game-Changing Double Century
Indian youngster Shubman Gill has continued his shining batting performance. In the ongoing unofficial Test match between Windies A and India A, Gill slammed a double-century. After completing that double-century, Gill broke the 17-year-old Indian record.
At present, they are playing the third and final unofficial Test of this series while India A is already leading this series by 2-0. After scoring a golden duck in the first innings of the ongoing third Test at Tarouba, Gill scored 204 not out (248 balls) in the second innings. In that innings, the right-handed batsman hit 19 fours and two sixes.
Shubman Gill broke Gautam Gambhir’s record
At the age of 19 years and 334 days, Gill hit this double-century for India A. With this knock, he became the youngest Indian batsman to score a double-century in first-class cricket.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was the previous record holder in this list. In February 2002, during the three-day tour match between Indian Board President’s XI and Zimbabweans, the 20 years and 124 days old Gambhir scored 218 runs off 284 balls.
India A is in a great position ahead of the final day
Coming back to the ongoing unofficial Test series, India A has set the 373 runs target for Windies A. India A scored 201 runs in the first innings after losing the toss. Struggling on 48/4, captain Hanuma Vihari (55 runs) and wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha (62 runs) scored crucial half-centuries in that innings.
In reply, Windies A were bundled out on 194 runs as India A took seven runs lead. The off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham claimed a six-wicket haul in that innings, including a hat-trick. He finished that innings with the incredible bowling figures of 23.4-5-67-6.
In the second innings, India A were struggling on 50/4 before Gill and Vihari’s impressive 315 runs partnership for the unbroken fifth wicket. Apart from Gill’s 204*, captain Vihari also scored an unbeaten century as he was not out on 118 runs off 221 balls (10 fours and only six). India A declared their second innings on 365/4.
Chasing down the 373 runs target, Windies A were batting on 37/0 at the stumps on day three. The hosts still need to score 336 runs on the last day to win this match.
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