The first ODI vs New Zealand saw a brilliant double century by Team India opener Shubman Gill. The right-hander scored a blistering knock of 208 runs off 149 balls taking his team to 349/5 in 50 overs.
Tormenting the New Zealand bowling attack in the 1st ODI being played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, Gill became the fifth Indian batter to register an individual score of 200 in the 50-over format. The Indian opener is the youngest batter to score a double century in the history of ODI cricket. The right-hander scored 19 boundaries, and nine hits went over the boundary line.
Shubman Gill also became India’s fastest batter to complete 1,000 ODI runs in the same match. The 23-year-old upstaged Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, who achieved the same feat in 24 innings for Team India. Team India opener Shubman Gill reached the same milestone in his 19th ODI appearance for the Asian giants.