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Triple-centurions in Test cricket

Rajneesh Gupta | March 29, 2004 16:02 IST
Last Updated: March 29, 2004 16:17 IST

Virender Sehwag became the first Indian and the 17th batsman in Test cricket history to score a triple ton in the Multan Test. Sehwag surpassed VVS Laxman's 281 (v Australia, Kolkata, 2000-01), which was the previous highest innings by an Indian player.

The accompanying table lists the triple-centurions in Test cricket. England's Andrew Sandham was the first to do so. Australia's Don Bradman is the only batsman in Test cricket to score two triple centuries. Sehwag, however, is the only one to have reached the mark with a six.
380ML HaydenAusZim1st1stPerth 2003-04
375BC LaraWI Eng1st5thSt. John's1993-94
365*GStA SobersWI Pak1st3rdKingston1957-58
364L HuttonEngAus1st5thThe Oval1938
340ST JayasuriyaSL Ind1st1stColombo (RPS)1997-98
337Hanif MohammadPakWI 2nd1stBridgetown1957-58
336*WR HammondEngNZ 1st2ndAuckland1932-33
334*MA TaylorAusPak1st2ndPeshawar (AN)1998-99
334DG BradmanAusEng1st3rdLeeds1930
333GA GoochEngInd1st1stLord's1990
329Inzamam-ul-HaqPakNZ 1st1stLahore 2001-02
325A SandhamEngWI 1st4thKingston1929-30
311RB SimpsonAusEng1st4thManchester1964
310*JH EdrichEngNZ 1st3rdLeeds1965
309V SehwagIndPak1st1stMultan2003-04
307RM CowperAusEng1st5thMelbourne1965-66
304DG BradmanAusEng1st4thLeeds1934
302LG RoweWI Eng1st3rdBridgetown1973-74

Sehwag's innings is now the third highest against Pakistan as detailed here-under:
365*GStA SobersWI Pak1st3rdKingston1957-58
334*MA TaylorAusPak1st2ndPeshawar (AN)1998-99
309V SehwagIndPak1st1stMultan2003-04
278DCS ComptonEngPak1st2ndNottingham1954
268GN YallopAusPak1st4thMelbourne1983-84
260CC HunteWI Pak1st3rdKingston1957-58

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