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Only Four Players have Scored Two Triple Centuries at Test Level


Hundred, Hundred and again Hundred, not an easy task and two times a triple century is not at all an easy task in test cricket. Until now, only four batsmen have been able to do so.

On 30 occasions in test cricket, 26 different batsmen from eight of the twelve Test-cricket playing nations have achieved a triple century. Till now no players from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ireland, and Zimbabwe have achieved this landmark.

The first Test triple century was made by Andy Sandham of England against the West Indies in 1930. Reaching the 300 more than once is not an easy task. Only four players so far have been able to do it. West Indies Cricketer Brian Lara and Chris Gayle, Australian Cricketer Donald Bradman and Indian Cricketer Virender Sehwag are the only batsmen to reach 300 more than once.

West Indies player Brian Lara on 16 April 1994 scored 375 against England and on 10 April 2004 scored 400 not out against England which is the is the highest score in Test cricket. One more player from West Indies Chris Gayle also achieved this feat. On 29 April 2005, he scored 317 against South Africa and on 15 November 2010 he scored 333 against Sri Lanka.

Australian Cricketer Donald Bradman on 11 July 1930 scored 334 against England and on 20 July 1934 scored 304 that too against England. Indian Cricketer Virendra Sehwag on 28 March 2004 scored 309 against Pakistan and on 26 March 2008 scored 319 against South Africa.

Donald Bradman also scored 299 not out against South Africa in 1932 as well as Virendra Sehwag also scored 293 off 254 balls in the third Test between Sri Lanka and India in December 2009. Both of them were very near to their triple century but unfortunately could not complete it.

Headingley in Leeds, England and the Antigua Recreation Ground in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda are the two cricket grounds where the most triple centuries are scored. Last on 16 December 2016, Indian Cricketer Karun Nair scored 303 not out against England completing his first triple century in test cricket at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.