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Gill hits stunning ODI double hundred to join elite group



Photo: Shubman Gill

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Shubman Gill etched his name in the record books on Wednesday, smashing a brilliant double century against New Zealand in the first One Day International in Hyderabad.

Gill's stunning knock put him in elite company, as one of only eight players in the game's history to achieve the feat in a Men's ODI, and the youngest of those eight.

The young opener fell in the final over to close out his knock on 208 from 149 balls, having hit 19 fours and nine maximums in his innings to lift India to a score of 349/8. The next highest score in the innings was 34.

India’s limited-overs captain Rohit Sharma still holds the record for the highest individual score in a full men’s ODI with his 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014.

And Rohit is the only player to have reached a double-hundred more than once in the format, with three to his name – the others against Australia in 2013 (209) and versus Sri Lanka in 2017 (208*).

Highest Men’s ODI Individual Scores

Rohit Sharma, 265 – vs Sri Lanka, 2014

Martin Guptill, 237* – vs West Indies, 2015

Virender Sehwag, 219 – vs West Indies, 2011

Chris Gayle, 215 – vs Zimbabwe, 2015

Fakhar Zaman, 210* – vs Zimbabwe, 2018

Ishan Kishan, 210 – vs Bangladesh, 2022

Rohit Sharma, 209 – vs Australia, 2013

Rohit Sharma, 208* – vs Sri Lanka, 2017

Shubman Gill, 208 – vs New Zealand, 2023

Sachin Tendulkar, 200* – vs South Africa, 2010