Trinidad, Indian batsman Shubman Gill, notched up an unbeaten 204
for the ‘A’ team in the third unofficial Test against West Indies A at the Brian Lara
Stadium here on Friday.
At 19 years and 334 days, Gill became the youngest Indian to score a first-class
double century for an Indian representative side. The record previously belonged to
Gautam Gambhir, who had scored 218 for India Board President’s XI against
Zimbabwe in 2002 at the age of 20 years and 124 days.
Coming in to bat with his side in a spot of bother at 14/3, Gill played a vital knock,
putting up an unbeaten stand of 315 with skipper Hanuma Vihari (118 not out).
The right-hander played positively, hitting 19 fours and two sixes in his brisk knock,
an ICC report said.
Gill, who had been dismissed for a golden duck in the first innings, turned the tables
in the second to help set up a stiff 373-run target for the hosts. Gill now has four
100+ scores in his 11-match first-class career, which also features seven fifties.
Gill has been in exceptional form for the ‘A’ team, posting scores of 62, 77, 69 and
40 in the lead up to this game.
The teenager, who was disappointed to be left out of the senior touring parties for
the series in West Indies, will hope that this performance puts him back in contention
for national selection.