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Karun Nair hits 303 runs in Chennai Test, becomes only second Indian to smash triple ton after Sehwag

Karun Nair Became Only The Second Indian Batsman To Score A Triple Century In Test Cricket.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 19 Dec 2016, 05:11:29 PM
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New Delhi:

Karun Nair became only the second Indian to score a triple century in Test cricket. Nair playing in only his third Test achieved the milestone when he racked up the triple ton against England in the fifth Test being played at Chennai.

Former Indian Test opener Virender Sehwag has two triple hundred's to his name.Sehwag has scores of 319 vs South Africa and 309 vs Pakistan to his name.

On Day 4, he stitched a useful partnerhsip with Murali Vijay to take India past England's daunting first innings score of 447. He continued piling up the runs by forging parterships with R Ashwin and R Jadeja to take India past the 700 run mark and secure a commanding lead over the visitors.

Nair has been a consistent run getter for his state side Karnataka in Ranji Trophy and was rewarded with a Test cap after a stellar season with the willow in last Ranji season.

Also Read: Live Cricket Scorecard | India vs England, Chennai Test Day 4: Karun Nair scores triple century, India surpass their highest ever Test score of 726

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First Published : 19 Dec 2016, 04:07:00 PM

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