Shubham Gill creates history with a double ton

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Shubham Gill
Shubham Gill

New Delhi : Shubham Gill became the youngest Indian cricketer to score a double ton in first class cricket, putting his team on the controlling end of the unofficial Test match against West Indies A.

The 19-year-old Gill, being seen as the next big thing in Indian cricket, scored an unbeaten 204 off 250 deliveries to break former India opener Gautam Gambhir’s record on the third and penultimate day of the ongoing match.

Gautam Gambhir was 20-year-old when he had scored a double ton for India Board President’s XI against the Zimbabweans in a tour match in 2002.

India A resumed at the overnight score of 23 for three, and Gill, starting at 2, reached his century just at the stroke of lunch.

At stumps, West Indies A were 37 for no loss, chasing a massive 373 for victory on the final day of the four-fay match.

Brief Scores:

India A: 201 and 365/4d in 90 overs (Shubman Gill 204 not out, Hanuma Vihari 118 not out, Chemar K Holder 2/88)

West Indies A: 194 and 37/0 in 15 overs (Jeremy Solozano 20 batting)