Fastest double centuries in test cricket

Published: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 16:25 [IST]
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Fastest double centuries in test cricket

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.

Balls Batsman Match Location Year
153NJ AstleNew Zealand v EnglandChristchurch2001-02
V Sehwag
India v Sri Lanka
182V SehwagIndia v PakistanLahore2005-06
194V SehwagIndia v South AfricaChennai2008
211HH GibbsSouth Africa v PakistanCape Town2002-03
212AC GilchristAustralia v South AfricaJohannesburg2001-02
220IT BothamEngland v IndiaThe Oval1982
222V SehwagIndia v PakistanMultan2003-04
227V SehwagIndia v Sri LankaGalle2008
229PA de SilvaSri Lanka v BangladeshColombo (PSS)2002


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