Karun Nair Hits Triple Ton as India Post a Staggering 759
Karun Nair made history with his triple century on the 4th day of the fifth test against England helping the host get a monumental 759-run lead before the visitors were put to bat before the end of the day’s play.
The talented batsman from Karnataka scripted history at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, being becoming the only second Indian cricketer to hit a triple ton in tests.
Virender Sehwag was the only Indian batsman to score two triple centuries in test matches: 319 against South Africa in Chennai in 2007-08 and 309 against Pakistan in Multan in 2003-04.
Karun Nair, in his mammoth run-feast, scored 303 runs off 381 balls with as many as 32 boundaries and four sixes and a strike rate of 79.52.
At 759 for 7, India declared their innings allowing the visitors to chase the score with only a day left in the fifth test.
The Cricket fans across the country erupted in joy as the Karun Nair reached the triple hundred, helping India post the highest ever test match score against any team.
Virendar Sehwag congratulated Karun Nair on Twitter in his inimitable style.
Yay ! Welcome to the 300 club @karun126 .
It was very lonely here for the last 12 years 8 months.
Wish you the very best Karun.Maza aa gaya!
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 19, 2016