Continuing their rich vein of form in the longer format, Shubman Gill played a brilliant knock of unbeaten 204 runs against New Zealand A to help India A play out a draw in the first unofficial Test at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Sunday. Gill’s sensational double hundred came on the final day of the Test match.

Trailing the hosts’ mammoth first innings total of 562/7 by 219 runs at the start of the fourth and final day of the match, India A finished the day with 448/3 as Gill (204*), Priyank Panchal (115) and skipper Hanuma Vihari (100*) starred with the bat.

During his double century effort, the 20-year-old Gill, who is rated as one of the most talented next-gen stars, smashed 22 boundaries and four sixes. His partnership along with Vihari helped India A to come out of a precarious position and salvage a draw.

In the first innings, India managed to score just 216 runs in the first innings when Gill emerged as the top-scorer for India A then as well. He played a solid knock of 83 runs.

Last year, Gill scored a double century against West Indies A in the third unofficial Test of the three-match series.

With that feat, he became the youngest Indian representative side to score a double century as he achieved the feat at the age of 19 years and 334 days.

He broke the record of Gautam Gambhir who had scored 218 against Board President’s XI against Zimbabwe in 2002 at the age of 20 years and 124 days.