India’s Karun Nair played an innings for the ages in Chennai on Monday to break numerous records on his way to an unbeaten 303 against England.
Resuming on 71, Karun Nair scored 232 runs on a single day, accelerating with every passing milestone as he became only the second Indian batsmen
The records that Karun Nair broke on his way to a record innings
- Karun became the first ever Indian to convert his maiden century to a triple century. The previous highest was Vinod Kambli’s 224 in Mumbai against England in 1993.
- This is now the highest score ever by an Indian batsman in Tests against England. He goes past none other than Virat Kohli, who made 235 in just the last Test in Mumbai
Karun has reached 236 – This is the highest individual score by an Indian batsman against England. PB: Kohli, 235, Mumbai, 2016 #INDvENG— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) December 19, 2016
- This is also the highest score in 2016 by any batsman so far
Only Garry Sobers (365*) and Bob Simpson (311) were able to convert their maiden Test 100 to a triple century!#IndvEng— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 19, 2016
Converting maiden Test century into a triple-century:Sobers 365*, 1958Simpson 311, 1964Karun Nair 303*, 2016#IndvsEng— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) December 19, 2016
Karun Nair’s century is the highest maiden century by any batsman in the last 20 years. #IndvsEng— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) December 19, 2016
Highest individual scores in Tests this year:303* Karun Nair302* Azhar Ali258 Stokes254 Root#IndvsEng— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) December 19, 2016
- He is the quickest to get to 300 in Tests, scoring it in just his 3rd match
A triple-century in only the 3rd innings of Test career for Karun Nair – quickest ever. Prev quickest: Len Hutton in 9 inns.— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) December 19, 2016
- He got there young too.
Karun Nair (25y-13d) 6th youngest to register a 300 in Test cricket#IndvEng— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 19, 2016
- He now has the highest score by a No. 5 batsman for India in Tests
Highest scores by India’s #5 in Tests:215 KARUN NAIR * 200*VVS Laxman199 M Azharuddin192 M Azharuddin188 A Rahane#INDvENG— Deepu Narayana (@deeputalks) December 19, 2016
Well played, Karun!