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Fastest triple centuries in Test cricket
Rajneesh Gupta
March 28, 2008

Virender Sehwag [Images] reached his triple century on Friday off 278 balls which makes it the fastest triple century in terms of balls faced.

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Now, two of the four fastest triple-centuries have come from the blade of Sehwag.

Though no authentic information is available about the balls taken by Wally Hammond to complete his triple hundred against New Zealand [Images] at Auckland in 1932-33, but it is estimated that he took near about 355 balls to do so.

278Virender Sehwag (309*)Ind v SAChennai2007-08
355+Wally Hammond (336*)Eng v NZAuckland1932-33
362Matthew Hayden [Images] (380)Aus v ZimPerth2003-04
364Virender Sehwag (309)Ind v PakMultan2003-04
404Brian Lara [Images] (375)WI v EngSt.John's2003-04

+ estimated figures

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