Full list of Test triple hundreds

Batsman Score Balls Opponent
B Lara (WI) 400* 582 ENG
B Lara (WI) 375* 538 ENG
D Bradman (AUS) 334 448 ENG
D Bradman (AUS) 304 473 ENG
C Gayle (WI) 317 483 SA
C Gayle (WI) 333 437 SL
V Sehwag (IND) 309 375 PAK
V Sehwag (IND) 319 304 SA
K Nair (IND) 303* 381 ENG
A Sandham (ENG) 325 640 WI
R Cowper (AUS) 307 589 ENG
L Rowe (WI) 302 430 ENG
H Mohammad (PAK) 337 WI
B Simpson (AUS) 311 743 ENG
A Ali (PAK) 302* 469 WI
J Edrich (ENG) 310* 450 NZ
L Hutton (ENG) 364 847 AUS
W Hammond (ENG) 336* NZ
G Sobers (WI) 365 PAK
B McCullum (NZ) 302 559 IND
M Hayden (AUS) 380 437 ZIM
M Taylor (AUS) 334* 564 PAK
S Jayasuriya (SL) 340 578 IND
M Clarke (AUS) 329* 468 IND
Inzamam (PAK) 329 436 NZ
H Amla (SA) 311* 529 ENG
Younis Khan (PAK) 313 568 SL
G Gooch (ENG) 333 485 IND
K Sangakkara (SL) 319 482 BAN
M Jayawardene (SL) 374 572 SA

About triple centuries in Test cricket

Andy Sandham of England was the first batsman in Test cricket history to score a triple century. Australia’s Sir Donald Bradman was the second batsman to score 300 and also the first to score two triple hundreds in his Test career. Hanif Mohammad was the first Pakistani batsman to score a Test triple hundred, while Virender Sehwag was the first batsman to score a triple century for India. Karun Nair became only the second Indian batsman to score a Test triple century when he made 303 against England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in December 2016.

Brian Lara and Chris Gayle are two of only four batsmen to have scored two triple hundreds in Test cricket, while Lara still holds the record for the highest score in Test cricket by a batsman.

Virender Sehwag’s second triple century, which came in Chennai against South Africa in 2008, remains the fastest triple century (scored off just 278 balls) in Test cricket to date. Sehwag’s first triple hundred, which came off 364 balls against Pakistan in Multan, is the third fastest, while Matthew Hayden getting to the landmark in 362 balls is the second fastest in Test cricket history.

A total of 30 triple hundreds have been scored in Test cricket to date.

Azhar Ali was the last batsman to score 300 in Test cricket.

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