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Sehwag scores fifth fastest double ton

Rajneesh Gupta | March 28, 2004 18:25 IST
Last Updated: March 28, 2004 18:51 IST

Virender Sehwag was at his scintillating best on the opening day of the Multan Test against Pakistan.

Sehwag, who became the 15th Indian to score a double ton, took only 222 balls to do so. This is the fifth fastest double century in the history of Test cricket spanning 127 years and 1693 Tests.

The accompanying table lists the fastest double centuries in Test cricket. Interestingly, six of them have come in only last two years.

Fastest double centuries:
BallsBatsman (Score)CountriesVenueSeason
153NJ Astle (222)NZ v EngChristchurch2001-02
211HH Gibbs (228)SA v PakCape Town2002-03
212AC Gilchrist (204*)Aus v SAJohannesbrug2001-02
220IT Botham (208)Eng v IndThe Oval1982
222V Sehwag (228*) Ind v PakMultan2003-04
229PA de Silva (206)SL v BDColombo PSS2002-03
231GP Thorpe (200*)Eng v NZChristchurch2001-02
232CG Greenidge (214*)WI v EngLord's1984
240CH Lloyd (242*)WI v IndMumbai1974-75

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