Indian batter Subham Gill smashes records with double century

Young Indian opener, Shubhman Gill entered the record books with his maiden double century against New Zealand to power India to 349/8 in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

At the age of 23 years and 132 days, Gill became the youngest player to smash a double hundred bettering Ishan Kishan's record. The batter put on a one-man show as he scored 208 runs in his inning.

He became the second-fastest Indian to reach three ODI centuries after Shikhar Dhawan who took 17 innings while Gill reached there in 19 innings.
Gill surpassed his highest career score and also became the fastest Indian to reach 1000 ODI runs. He reached the landmark in 19 innings in comparison to Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan's record in 24 innings.

The right-hander smashed three consecutive sixes of Lockie Ferguson in the 49th over to reach a historic double ton. He also smashed the highest individual score against New Zealand in ODIs.

He was dismissed in the last over for 208(149) which was studded with 19 fours and nine sixes, giving India victory in the first of the three ODIs against New Zealand.


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