Shubman Gill is predicted to retain his position in India’s Check squad after scoring an unbeaten 204 for the A crew within the drawn four-day sport in opposition to New Zealand A in Christchurch on Friday. Resuming the day 4 at 127 for 2, India A went directly to make 448 for 3 of their 2nd innings with Gill scoring his 2nd double century on an away excursion (the primary one got here in West Indies closing 12 months). Additionally some of the runs have been Priyank Panchal (115 off 164) and Check common Hanuma Vihari, who stayed unbeaten along Gill on 100 off 113 balls.
Gill’s 279-ball effort comprised 22 obstacles and 4 sixes. Vihari’s quickfire century comprised 11 fours and 3 sixes. He and Gill shared an unbeaten 222-run stand for the fourth wicket.
It used to be a far stepped forward batting effort from India A because the pitch eased out on the Hagley Oval. The crew, captained by means of Vihari, made 216 within the first innings by which Gill used to be the top-scorer with 83.
In reaction, New Zealand A had collected 562 for seven earlier than pointing out the innings.
Mayank Agarwal, who will open along Rohit Sharma within the two-Check sequence in opposition to New Zealand later this month, had a forgettable time out within the sport as he were given out for a duck in each the innings.
After a fantastic double century, Gill is sure to retain his position within the Check squad. The 20-year-old used to be additionally a part of the squad in the house sequence in opposition to South Africa and Bangladesh however didn’t get a sport.
Gill, who had made his India debut within the ODI sequence in New Zealand closing 12 months, is prone to heat the bench within the upcoming Check sequence with India having a settled opening pair in Agarwal and Rohit.
The Check squad will likely be introduced quickly. The primary Check of the two-match sequence starts in Wellington on February 21.