In the first ODI against New Zealand, Indian opener Shubman Gill broke the remarkable ODI records held by Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli.
In the first game of the series against New Zealand, Indian opener Shubman Gill delivered a brilliant knock that established the groundwork for a tough total. Gill’s Team India took on the top-ranked New Zealand team in the first One Day International (ODI) of the three-match series at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium after destroying Sri Lanka in their previous assignment.
He has now scored a double-hundred in men’s ODIs at the youngest age ever. Ishan Kishan, who established the record with 210 against Bangladesh last month at the age of 24 years and 145 days, was the previous youngest player.
Gill needs 19 innings to score 1000 runs in ODIs. Together with Imam-ul-Haq, he is currently the second fastest to reach the milestone. Fakhar Zaman reached the milestone the quickest, taking only 18 innings to do so. The two Indians who reached 1000 ODI runs the fastest previously were Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan (24 innings).
The lowest total in ODIs with a double-century was India’s 349 for 8 total in Hyderabad. The previous lowest score was made by West Indies against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup, who scored 372 for 2 with 215 points by Chris Gayle.
The top two Indian scores in the ODI at Hyderabad were Gill’s 208 and Rohit Sharma’s 34, a difference of 174 runs. The disparity between the top two scores in an ODI inning is at its third-highest level. The highest score is 198, achieved by Rohit against Sri Lanka in 2014. The second-highest score in that innings was 66 by Virat Kohli.