Mumbai: Virender Sehwag has scored the second fastest double hundred in test cricket. He achieved this milestone in the second day of Third Test against Sri Lanka at Mumbai.
Sehwag's double century was studded with six sixes and 27 fours and his brisk scoring ensured that India would be calling the shots in the Test.
Nathan Astle has got the fastest double hundred in test cricket of just 153.
The accompanying table lists the fastest double centuries in Test cricket.
|153||NJ Astle||New Zealand v England||Christchurch||2001-02|
|168||V Sehwag||India v Sri Lanka||Mumbai||2009/10|
|182||V Sehwag||India v Pakistan||Lahore||2005-06|
|194||V Sehwag||India v South Africa||Chennai||2008|
|211||HH Gibbs||South Africa v Pakistan||Cape Town||2002-03|
|212||AC Gilchrist||Australia v South Africa||Johannesburg||2001-02|
|220||IT Botham||England v India||The Oval||1982|
|222||V Sehwag||India v Pakistan||Multan||2003-04|
|227||V Sehwag||India v Sri Lanka||Galle||2008|
|229||PA de Silva||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh||Colombo (PSS)||2002|