Karun Nair became second Indian to score triple century in Tests

Posted on:19 Dec 2016 17:51:37

Karun Nair became second Indian to score triple century in Tests
19 December 2016 Current Affairs GK: Indian cricketer Karun Nair scored triple century in first innings of the fifth and final test-match against England. The match is being played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

With this, Nair became the second Indian batsmen to score triple century in tests. Earlier, Virendra Sehwag scored two triple centuries in test matches.

Karun Nair’s unbeaten 303 helped India to reach 759/7 score. This score also helped India to lead England by 282 runs.

In the first innings of the match England scored 477 runs.

 In the test cricket history, a triple century has been scored by 26 different batsmen on 30 different occasions.

 These triple centuries were scored by batsmen from eight of the ten test cricket playing nations. No cricketer from Zimbabwe and Bangladesh has scored 300.

The First cricketer to score a triple century was Andy Sandham of England. He scored the triple century against West Indies in 1930 in a Test hosted by West Indies.

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