India vs England, Chennai Test, Day 4
Karun Nair hit a brilliant triple century at Chepauk in his debut series and became the only Indian after swashbuckling former opener Virender Sehwag to achieve the milestone. He scored 303 runs in 381 balls which included 32 fours and 4 sixes. The young batsman helped India post their highest Test score and formed useful partnerships with KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
India have declared after scoring 759 runs and earning a massive lead of 282 runs over England. The Indian team has already won the series 3-0 and would aspire to win this match and series 4-0.
Yay ! Welcome to the 300 club @karun126 .— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 19, 2016
It was very lonely here for the last 12 years 8 months.
Wish you the very best Karun.Maza aa gaya!
Congratulations on the historic triple century @karun126! We all are delighted & proud of your remarkable feat.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 19, 2016
The day ended as England scored 12 runs without losing any wicket and will have to fight an uphill task to save the match.
Match Summary: Day 3
Indian team looks to wipe out the trail in first innings when they walk onto the field on Monday. At stumps on day 3, India were 391 for the loss of four wickets. Murali Vijay and Karun Nair remained unbeaten on Day 3.
So far, the most disappointing moment of the match was when Indian opener KL Rahul missed out on his first maiden test hundred as he got out on 199 runs. Indian team is batting brilliantly in the match after being provided a solid start to the innings by the openers KL Rahul and Parthiv Patel.
Earlier, England had played brilliantly to score 477 runs in their first innings. Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Liam Dawson and Adil Rashid scored big knocks to give their team an early advantage over India.
# England 12/0 in 5 overs
# India 754/7 in 189 overs declared
# India 751/6 in 189 overs
# India 701/6 in 184 overs, Karun Nair 261 not out
# Ashwin departs
# Nair scores maiden double century
#Nair and Ashwin guide India to 585/5 at Tea
# Nair reaches 150
# Indian lose 5th wicket, Dawson traps Vijay legbefore
# Karun Nair scores maiden century as India get close to England’s first innings total
# Karun Nair inching towards his maiden century, batting on 95 runs
# India on 435/4, trail by 42 runs in first innings
# India cross 400 run-mark
# India trail by 82 runs, Nair batting on 75
# Murali Vijay, Karun Nair takes crease
# India 463/5 at Lunch