Gill has so much SKILL!!!
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Indian opener Shubman Gill hit a career-best 208 to take his side to 39 for eight in the first one-day international against New Zealand in Hyderabad on Wednesday. 

Gill anchored the innings smartly before falling in the last over after hitting 19 fours and nine sixes in a 19-ball marathon to reach his maiden double ton.

This made him the youngest player to score a double century in an ODI match. 

 India’s second opener – and skipper – Rohit Sharma, who won the toss and elected to bat first, fell early after scoring 34 from 38 balls.

Virat Kohli, the team’s in-form star batsman, fell cheaply to left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner after eight overs. 

Indian batsman Ishan Kishan scored just five runs before falling to Lockie Ferguson, causing the hosts’ mini-middle order to collapse. 

Two cameos from Suryakumar Yadav, 31 from 26 balls, and all-rounder Hardik Pandya, 38 from 28 balls, set up two crucial partnerships with Gill for India in the first match of the three-match ODI series. New Zealand’s outstanding bowlers were 

Santner, who took one for 56 runs in his 10 overs, and Daryl Mitchell, who took two for 30 runs in his five overs.

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