Shubman Gill, who struck a double century on Thursday, delivered one of the greatest ODI performances of all time on a field where the majority of his teammates struggled to make an impact. His 208 off 149 balls helped India to a score of 349/8, and although it seemed like the hosts might win easily after dismissing half of the New Zealand squad in the first 25 overs, they finally won the game owing to Michael Bracewell’s stunning 140 off 78 balls.

The captain Rohit Sharma, who almost did it all by himself in helping India to their record total, had the second-best score with 34 off 38 balls. After slumping on 8 off 10 balls despite having struck a century in each of his previous two ODIs, former skipper Virat Kohli understood this.

“It’s wonderful, in my opinion. Given that the next-highest score wasn’t even 40, his double-hundred was a knock at a very high level “Kohli said in a video on BCCI.tv.

“He showed tonight, in my view, why so many people have been gushing about him for so long, and he appeared perfectly at ease. I wish him the very best. I would want him to elaborate. He stated it was just a chance to see him bat today. Gill drew praise from the audience and skipper Rohit Sharma after the game. “Gill hits with intensity, accuracy, and no flying shots. Before the SL series, we wanted to give him a chance to see how he was doing. The man said, “He is such a fluid hitter.

Gill is the sixth Indian player to score a double century in this manner. The 23-year-old also made history by becoming the youngest batter. His inning had 19 fours and nine sixes.