The youngest Indian cricketer Shubman Gill scored a first-class double century against West Indies A in the third unofficial Test. The 19-year-old Shubman Gill made an awful score of 204 runs in 250 deliveries.
Gill broke the records of former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir on the third and penultimate day of the ongoing match. At the age of 20, Gambhir smashed 218 for India Board President’s XI against Zimbabwe in a tour match in 2002.
Gill who has started at 2, went on for a century until midday. His partner Shahbaz Nadeem fell for 13, at a very early stage of the match. Captain Vihari then joined Gill in the middle of the match. They both have revived the India innings after the top-order collapsed.
The duo made an unbeaten score of 315 runs before India A was declared 365 for 4 soon after Gill scored his double ton. Gill’s huge score of 204 runs was fastened with 19 fours and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 82.25. An effective partnership between Gill and Vihari helped India A set a target of 373 for the hosts.
Shubman Gill has missed a chance in the senior Indian team for the West Indies tour as the youngster had failed to capitalize against New Zealand.
Earlier, West Indies A bowled out India A for 201 in the first innings on the opening day of the match. West Indies were 37 no loss, have to chase a massive 373 for victory on the final day of the four-day match.