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Youngest Indians to score a double hundred in Tests

By Rajneesh Gupta
Last updated on: November 16, 2012 16:43 IST
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Cheteshwar Pujara hit his maiden double hundred as India declared their first innings on 521 for 8 on Day 2 of the first Test against England, at Motera, on Friday.

- Scorecard

The 24-yar-old Rajkot-born batsman was unbeaten on 206, having batted for a marathon eight hours.

Pujara is only the sixth Indian batsman to hit a double century against England. He joins an elite club of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Viswanath, Vinod Kambli and Rahul Dravid.

He also among the youngest Indians to score a double hundred.

Check out the list:

Age Player Score Vs Venue Season
21 years, 35 days Vinod Kambli 224 Eng Mumbai WS 1992-93
21 years, 55 days Vinod Kambli 227 Zim Delhi 1992-93
21 years, 283 days Sunil Gavaskar 220 WI Port-of-Spain 1970-71
23 years, 39 days Nawab Pataudi, jr. 203* Eng Delhi 1963-64
24 years, 143 days Sanjay Manjrekar 218 Pak Lahore 1989-90
24 years, 219 days Dilip Sardesai 200* NZ Mumbai BS 1964-65
24 years, 296 days Cheteshwar Pujara 206* Eng Ahmedabad 2012-13
25 years, 160 days Virender Sehwag 309 Pak Multa 2003-04

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