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Dravid equals Gavaskar's record

Last updated on: December 15, 2003 15:47 IST

Rahul Dravid equaled Sunil Gavaskar's Indian record of most double centuries in Tests with his 233 in the Adelaide Test. It was his fourth double century in only his 73rd Test, while Gavaskar needed 125 Tests to make as many. The world record is held by Sir Donald Bradman. The Australian scored 12 double centuries in only 52 Tests.

A look at the top double centurions in Tests:

200s Batsman For Mts Aus Eng SA WI NZ Ind Pak SL Zim Ban
12 DG Bradman Aus 52 - 8 2 1 - 1 - - - -
7 WR Hammond Eng 85 4 - - - 2 1 - - - -
6 Javed Miandad Pak 124 1 1 - - 2 1 - 1 - -
5 MS Atapattu SL 67 - 1 - - - - 1 - 2 1
5 BC Lara WI 99* 2 1 - - - - - 2 - -
4 Zaheer Abbas Pak 78 - 2 - - - 2 - - - -
4 L Hutton Eng 79 1 - - 2 1 - - - - -
4 GS Chappell Aus 87 - - - - 1 1 2 - - -
4 CG Greenidge WI 108 1 2 - - 1 - - - - -
4 SM Gavaskar Ind 125 - 1 - 3 - - - - - -
4 R Dravid Ind 73* 1 1 - - 1 - - - 1 -

Rajneesh Gupta