Sehwag misses triple ton, departs at 293

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Mumbai, Dec 4 (ANI): Indian Test opener Virender Sehwag bashed a brilliant 293 before being out on the third day's play today against Sri Lanka in the Mumbai Test. Sehwag fell seven runs short of becoming the first cricketer to score three triple hundreds.

Sri Lankan spinner Mutthiah Muralitharan claimed the prize wicket of Sehwag.

Sehwag became the third fastest Indian to score 6,000 Test runs after Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar, during his knock on yesterday, the second day of the third and final match against Sri Lanka.

Sehwag has also become the highest double century maker for India having a total of six such innings to his name, one more than Dravid. Tendulkar and Gavaskar have scored four double centuries each.

Replying to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 393, the Indians made 443 for one at the end of the second day's play yesterday, with Sehwag setting the Brabourne stadium on fire scoring 40 boundaries and seven sixes during his devastating knock.

With three days left, the Indians will now look for a huge first innings total and put the opponents under pressure in the second innings. (ANI)

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