Shubman Gill grew to become the eighth and youngest man to attain an ODI double century as India survived an exciting counter-attack from New Zealand’s Michael Bracewell to win their collection opener in Hyderabad.
The 23-year-old smashed 208 off 149 balls to take the document from compatriot Ishan Kishan, who has held it for lower than a month following his personal exploits in opposition to Bangladesh.
Gill opened the batting with Rohit Sharma, who’s personally chargeable for three of the ten double centuries in males’s ODI cricket, and dominated the Black Caps bowlers with 9 sixes and 19 fours.
“I wasn’t pondering of the 200 however as soon as I hit the sixes on the finish I did really feel that I may get it,” Gill stated. “It undoubtedly provides me a way of satisfaction however the recreation went a lot nearer than I anticipated.”
India posted 349-8, with Rohit (34) and Suryakumar Yadav (31) providing help, earlier than seemingly coasting to victory when the vacationers have been diminished to 112-5 on the midway stage.
Bracewell carried out wonders from quantity seven, blazing away to make an exciting 140 in simply 78 balls, with the all-rounder firing 10 maximums and 12 fours to assist conjured an thrilling finale.
The all-rounder placed on 162 in solely 102 balls with Mitchell Santner to stun the gang on the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the third-highest seventh-wicket partnership in ODIs, with Santner reaching 57 earlier than falling to Mohammed Siraj (4-46).
New Zealand required 20 from the ultimate over however noticed Bracewell trapped lbw by Shardul Thakur (2-54) with 4 deliveries left, permitting India to shut out a 12-run win and transfer 1-0 up within the three-match collection.
“Once Mitchell [Santner] and I settled we began believing,” Bracewell stated. “We needed to take it deep to provide us an opportunity. Unfortunately we fell quick proper on the finish.”
The ODI collection continues in Raipur on Saturday, earlier than the ultimate match takes tempo in Indore on Tuesday. India and New Zealand will then contest a three-match T20 collection, starting in Ranchi on January 27.