Chennai, Dec 19: Young Karun Nair today (December 19) became only the 2nd Indian batsman to score a triple century in Test cricket.
On Monday, the 25-year-old Karun converted his maiden Test ton into a triple hundred, against England on the 4th day of the 5th Test. Karun remained unbeaten on 303 (381 balls, 32x4, 4x6) as India declared at a mammoth 759/7, a lead of 282 runs.
Karun is only the 2nd Indian after Virender Sehwag to register a triple hundred in Test cricket.
In the third and final session of play at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, the right-handed Karun brought up 300 runs with a boundary off Adil Rashid. This was his second triple century in first-class cricket after having scored 328 for Karnataka in Ranji Trophy last year.
Soon after Karun reached the 300-run milestone, captain Virat Kohli declared India's innings.
Highest individual Test scores for India (Top 6)
319 - Virender Sehwag
309 - Sehwag
303 not out - Karun Nair
293 - Sehwag
281 - VVS Laxman
270 - Rahul Dravid