5th Test: Karun Nair Scripts History With Triple Ton In Chennai
Karun Nair became the second Indian batsman after Virender Sehwag to score a triple century, when he hit an unbeaten 303 in India's first innings of the 5th Test match against England in Chennai on Monday. India declared their innings at 759/7, while England were 12 for no loss at stumps on Day 4.
India started their innings with an overnight score of 391/4. Karun Nair and Murali Vijay gave India the perfect start. (All images from BCCI)
India batsmen frustrated England bowlers with their solid display.
Karun Nair completed his maiden century early in the day
Karun Nair became the 3rd Indian batsman to convert the maiden Test hundred to double ton
R Ashwin joined the party and claimed the distinction of becoming the first player since 1985 to claim 25 wickets and score 250 runs in a Test series
Ravindra Jadeja too added to England woes when he scored his fourth Test fifty
Karun Nair completed his triple ton with a boundary and achieved the distinction of becoming the second player after Virender Sehwag to achieve the milestone
Karun Nair's parents looked ecstatic with their son's historic performance after he became the second Indian batsman to score a triple hundred in Test cricket.
England players too congratulated Karun Nair for his feat
Karun Nair remained unbeaten on 303, Virat Kohli and team applauded him for the extraordinary milestone