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Test Cricket Triple Centuries List

Test cricket is the longest format of game and scoring a triple hundred in it isn’t an easy job. Eventually lots of players struggle to score ton. A triple hundred means a batsman scores three hundred individual runs in a single test match innings. First ever batsman to score a triple century was English batsman Andy Sandham who smashed 325 runs against West Indies on 3 April, 1930 at Sabina Park in Kingston.

Test Cricket Triple Centuries List

Facts on test cricket triple centuries

1. A total of 30 triple centuries have been scored in the history of test cricket.

2. There are 4 batsmen in the cricket world who have scored triple century twice. Brian Lara (West Indies), Chris Gayle (West Indies), Don Bradman (Australia) and Virender Sehwag (India) have scored triple hundreds on 2-2 occasions each.

3. Brian Charles Lara is the only cricketer who has scored 400 runs in an innings of test cricket. This score of his, is the highest run scorer in test cricket till date.

4. Indian Cricketer Virender Sehwag scored the fastest triple ton of cricket. He smashed 300 runs in 278 balls versus South Africa in 2008.

5. Australia is the most successful country in this list as 7 times an Australian batsman made 300+ runs in tests.

6. St Johns’ Antigua Recreation Ground and Leeds’ Headingley stadium have seen most test triple centuries as on 3-3 occasions each, batsmen scored tons on these venues.

List of Triple Centuries in Tests

No. Batsman Score Team Versus Venue Date
30 Karun Nair 303* India England M. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 19 December 2016
29 Azhar Ali 302* Pakistan West Indies Dubai International Cricket Stadium 13 October 2016
28 Brendon McCullum 302 New Zealand India Basin Reserve, Wellington 18 February 2014
27 Kumar Sangakkara 319 Sri Lanka Bangladesh Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 5 February 2014
26 Hashim Amla 311* South Africa England The Oval, London 19 July 2012
25 Michael Clarke 329* Australia India Sydney Cricket Ground 3 January 2012
24 Chris Gayle 333 West Indies Sri Lanka Galle International Stadium 15 November 2010
23 Younis Khan 313 Pakistan Sri Lanka National Stadium, Karachi 21 February 2009
22 Virender Sehwag 319 India South Africa M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 26 March 2008
21 Mahela Jayawardene 374 Sri Lanka South Africa Sinhalese S.C., Colombo 27 July 2006
20 Chris Gayle 317 West Indies South Africa Antigua Recreation Ground, St John’s 29 April 2005
19 Brian Lara 400* West Indies England Antigua Recreation Ground, St John’s 10 April 2004
18 Virender Sehwag 309 India Pakistan Multan Cricket Stadium 28 March 2004
17 Matthew Hayden 380 Australia Zimbabwe WACA Ground, Perth 9 October 2003
16 Inzamam-ul-Haq 329 Pakistan New Zealand Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 1 May 2002
15 Mark Taylor 334* Australia Pakistan Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar 15 October 1998
14 Sanath Jayasuriya 340 Sri Lanka India R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2 August 1997
13 Brian Lara 375 West Indies England Antigua Recreation Ground, St John’s 16 April 1994
12 Graham Gooch 333 England India Lord’s Cricket Ground, London 26 July 1990
11 Lawrence Rowe 302 West Indies England Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 6 March 1974
10 Bob Cowper 307 Australia England Melbourne Cricket Ground 11 February 1966
9 John Edrich 310* England New Zealand Headingley, Leeds 8 July 1965
8 Bob Simpson 311 Australia England Old Trafford, Manchester 23 July 1964
7 Garfield Sobers 365* West Indies Pakistan Sabina Park, Kingston 26 February 1958
6 Hanif Mohammad 337 Pakistan West Indies Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 17 January 1958
5 Len Hutton 364 England Australia The Oval, London 20 August 1938
4 Donald Bradman 304 Australia England Headingley, Leeds 20 July 1934
3 Wally Hammond 336* England New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 31 March 1933
2 Donald Bradman 334 Australia England Headingley, Leeds 11 July 1930
1 Andy Sandham 325 England West Indies Sabina Park, Kingston 3 April 1930

Most Triple Hundreds by a Batsman

Batsman Country No. of Triple Hundreds Scores (Latest to First)
Brian Lara West Indies 2 400*, 375
Chris Gayle West Indies 2 333, 317
Donald Bradman Australia 2 304, 334
Virender Sehwag India 2 319, 309

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