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Who has scored the most double hundreds against India?

Last updated on: February 07, 2014 15:10 IST

Who has scored the most double hundreds against India?

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Brendon McCullum registered New Zealand’s 18th Test double century as he stroked an entertaining 224 on Day 2 of the first Test against India, in Auckland, on Friday.
 
New Zealand has the lowest double century scoring rate among Test nations, if you exclude minnows Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, with a conversion rate of a double ton per every 21Tests.
 
Sri Lanka has the best scoring rate, at an amazing 7.09, while India have 43 in 477 Tests for a rate of 11.
 
Australia have scored the most number of double hundreds, 67 from 764 games.

Rajneesh Gupta presents the record milestone by each country and players against India.
 
Take a look:
 
Double centuries in Test cricket

 

Tests

200s for

Tests/200

200s vs

Tests/200

England

945

51

18.53

64

14.77

India

477

43

11.09

50

9.54

New Zealand

390

18

21.67

39

10.00

Australia

764

67

11.40

37

20.65

Pakistan

380

36

10.56

32

11.88

West Indies

495

50

9.90

31

15.97

South Africa

381

27

14.11

25

15.24

Sri Lanka

227

32

7.09

21

10.81

Bangladesh

83

1

83.00

19

4.37

Zimbabwe

93

4

23.25

11

8.45

ICC World XI

1

0

-

0

-

TOTAL

2118

329

 

329

 


Image: Brendon McCullum
Photographs: Phil Walter/Getty Images

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Gooch's 333 at Lord's

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England has the most double centuries against India, 12.

Wally Hammond registered the first one in 1936 when he scored 217, while Graham Gooch’s 333 at Lord’s in 1990 is another innings that stands out.
 
Interestingly, three England batsmen hit double centuries in the 2011 series played in the UK, with Kevin Pietersen (202 not out), Alastair Cook (294) and Ian Bell (235) helping their team whitewash India 4-0.
 
 
Double centuries scored against India

England (12)

Player

#

Score

Venue

Season

WR Hammond

3

217

The Oval

1936

J Hardstaff jr

5

205*

Lord's

1946

G Boycott

2

246*

Headingley

1967

D Lloyd

2

214*

Edgbaston

1974

DI Gower

5

200*

Edgbaston

1979

IT Botham

5

208

The Oval

1982

G Fowler

1

201

Chennai

 1984-85

MW Gatting

3

207

Chennai

 1984-85

GA Gooch

1

333

Lord's

1990

KP Pietersen

4

202*

Lord's

2011

AN Cook

2

294

Edgbaston

2011

IR Bell

3

235

The Oval

2011


Image: Graham Gooch
Photographs: Adrian Murrell/Allsport UK

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Bradman was Australia's first double centurion against India

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Don Bradman was Australia’s first double centurion against India, when he scored 201 at Adelaide in 1947-48.
 
Former captain Ricky Ponting loved playing against India; he scored three double tons, while current captain Michael Clarke registered two double centuries, including a best of 329 not out at Sydney, in 2011-12. 
 

Australia (11)

Player

#

Score

Venue

Season

DG Bradman

3

201

Adelaide

 1947-48

GS Chappell

3

204

Sydney

 1980-81

KJ Hughes

4

213

Adelaide

 1980-81

DM Jones

3

210

Chennai

 1986-87

JL Langer

3

223

Sydney

 1999-00

ML Hayden

2

203

Chennai

 2000-01

RT Ponting

3

242

Adelaide

 2003-04

RT Ponting

3

257

Melbourne

 2003-04

MJ Clarke

5

329*

Sydney

 2011-12

RT Ponting

4

221

Adelaide

 2011-12

MJ Clarke

5

210

Adelaide

 2011-12


Image: Don Bradman
Photographs: Allsport Hulton/Archive

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Zaheer Abbas was a dominant batsmen against the Indians

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Zaheer Abbas was a dominant batsmen against the Indians. He scored the first two double tons for Pakistan against their arch-rivals in 1978-79 and 1982-83 respectively.
 
Javed Miandad holds the record for the highest score by a Pakistani batsman against India; he scored 280 not out in 1982-83. 
 

Pakistan (7)

Player

#

Score

Venue

Season

Zaheer Abbas

4

235*

Lahore

 1978-79

Zaheer Abbas

5

215

Lahore

 1982-83

Mudassar Nazar

2

231

Hyderabad (Pak)

 1982-83

Javed Miandad

4

280*

Hyderabad (Pak)

 1982-83

Qasim Omar

3

210

Faisalabad

 1984-85

Shoaib Mohammad

5

203*

Lahore

 1989-90

Younis Khan

3

267

Bangalore

 2004-05

 


Image: Zaheer Abbas
Photographs: Adrian Murrell/Allsport

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West Indian batsmen making merry against Indian attack

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Six West Indian batsmen have hit double centuries against India, three of them coming away from home.
 
Rohan Kanhai has the highest score to his name, a splendid innings of 256 in Kolkata in 1958-59, while Clive Lloyd hit a magnificent 242 not out in Mumbai in 1974-75. 

West Indies (6)

Player

#

Score

Venue

Season

EdeC Weekes

4

207

Port-of-Spain

 1952-53

FMM Worrell

3

237

Kingston

 1952-53

RB Kanhai

3

256

Kolkata

 1958-59

CH Lloyd

4

242*

Mumbai (WS)

 1974-75

SFAF Bacchus

2

250

Kanpur

 1978-79

CL Hooper

5

233

Georgetown

 2001-02

 


Image: Rohan Kanhai
Photographs: James Jackson/Getty Images

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McCullum's second double ton against India

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Brendon McCullum relishes playing against India, as he proved by hitting 224 in the ongoing first Test in Auckland.
 
It was his second Test century following the 225 he scored in Hyderabad in 2010-11. 

New Zealand (5)

Player

#

Score

Venue

Season

B Sutcliffe

2

230*

Delhi

 1955-56

GT Dowling

2

239

Christchurch

 1967-68

JD Ryder

5

201

Napier

 2008-09

BB McCullum

2

225

Hyderabad

 2010-11

BB McCullum

5

224

Auckland

2013-14

 


Image: Brendon McCullum
Photographs: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters

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Jayasuriya shred Indian bowling into pieces

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Sanath Jayasuriya was one of the most feared Sri Lankan batsmen during his prime. He shred the Indian bowling attack to pieces when he smashed 340 in Colombo in 1997-98, with Roshan Mahanama also hitting 225 in the same innings.
 
Mahela Jayawardene has hit two double centuries against India. 

Sri Lanka (5)

Player

#

Score

Venue

Season

ST Jayasuriya

1

340

Colombo (RPS)

 1997-98

RS Mahanama

3

225

Colombo (RPS)

 1997-98

DPMD Jayawardene

3

242

Colombo (SSC)

 1998-99

DPMD Jayawardene

4

275

Ahmedabad

 2009-10

KC Sangakkara

3

219

Colombo (SSC)

2010

 


Image: Sanath Jayasuriya
Photographs: Reuters

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Amla, Kallis and De Villiers all have scored double tons

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South Africa have three double centuries against India and all of them have come in recent years. AB de Villiers hit the first for South Africa in Ahmedabad in 2007-08, while Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis have one each. 
 

South Africa (3)

Player

#

Score

Venue

Season

AB de Villiers

6

217*

Ahmedabad

 2007-08

HM Amla

3

253*

Nagpur

 2009-10

JH Kallis

4

201*

Centurion

 2010-11

 


Image: Hashim Amla
Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters

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Andy Flower is known to score big against India

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For Zimbabwe, former captain Andy Flower is the sole double centurion against India, having scored a defiant 232 not out in Nagpur in 2000-01. 

Zimbabwe (1)

Player

#

Score

Venue

Season

A Flower

5

232*

Nagpur

 2000-01

 
Note: # denotes the position at which player batted


Image: Andy Flower
Photographs: Reuters

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