Shubman Gill becomes youngest Indian to score First-Class double century

Shubman Gill found his name on the record books as he made a brilliant double century against West Indies A in the third and final unofficial Test at Trinidad
Shubman Gill becomes youngest Indian to score First-Class double centuryShubman Gill becomes youngest Indian to score First-Class double century
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Shubman Gill became the youngest Indian cricketer to score a double ton in First-Class cricket as he stitched together a brilliant partnership with skipper Hanuma Vihari to help India A put a formidable total against West Indies A in the third and final unofficial Test in Trinidad and Tobago. The 19 year old cricketer scored an unbeaten 204 off 250 balls to break Gautam Gambhir's record on the third day of the unofficial Test. Gambhir achieved this feat when he was twenty years old. Gill's knock comes days after he was overlooked for India's tour of West Indies.

Resuming at an overnight score of 23 for three, Shubman Gill stitched together an unbeaten 315 run partnership with Hanuma Vihari for the fifth wicket before India A declared on 365 for 4. Gill's knock comprised of 19 hits to the fence and two hits over it. Skipper Vihari too played a brilliant knock as he remained unbeaten on 118. West Indies A in pursuit of 373 were 37 for no loss in 15 overs.

Earlier in the game, West Indies A won the toss and put India A into bat. In the first innings, India A made 201, with Shubman Gill failing to trouble the scorers. In reply, West Indies A were bundled out for 194. For the India A side, Krishnappa Gowtham starred with the ball as he picked up six wickets for 67 runs to help his side gain a seven run lead.

India A have already won the first two games of the series.

Brief Scores:

India A: 201 and 365 for 4 declared (Shubman Gill 204 not out, Hanuma Vihari 118 not out) West Indies A: 194 and 37 for no loss.

West Indies A need 336 more runs to avoid a whitewash.

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