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List of Test cricket triple centuries

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Australian Donald Bradman is one of only three players in the Test cricket to have scored 300 or more runs in a single innings on more than one occasion. The others are Brian Lara of the West Indies and Virender Sehwag of India.

This list of Test cricket triple centuries shows all instances where a batsman has scored 300 runs or more in a single innings in Test cricket, a feat achieved on 22 occasions by 19 different batsmen from six of the ten Test-cricket playing nations. No player from Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa or Zimbabwe has ever scored 300, although Martin Crowe of New Zealand was once dismissed for 299 in a match against Sri Lanka in 1991.

The first Test triple century was achieved by Andy Sandham of England against West Indies in 1930 in the first Test series hosted in the West Indies. The most recent (as of March 29, 2008) Test triple century was scored by Virender Sehwag of India against South Africa in March 2008. The frequency of a batsman scoring a Test triple century is slightly less than that of a bowler taking a Test hat-trick (22 triple centuries versus 36 hat-tricks as of March 2008).

Brian Lara of the West Indies, Donald Bradman of Australia and Virender Sehwag of India are the only batsmen to reach 300 more than once. Bradman also scored 299 not out against South Africa in 1932, being left stranded after the no.11 batman, Pud Thurlow was run out for 0.

Lara's 400 not out against England in 2004, his second Test triple-century, is the highest score in Test cricket and the only instance of a Test quadruple century.

The quickest Test triple-century was scored in 4 hours 48 minutes, by Wally Hammond for England against New Zealand at Auckland in 1932-33. The fastest Test triple-century by number of balls faced, where that figure is recorded, is Virender Sehwag's 278 ball triple century for India against South Africa in the first Test of the Future Cup in Chennai in 2008.

List of triple centuries

Score Batsman For Against Inn Test At Date
400* Brian Lara  West Indies  England 1st 4th Antigua, St John's 2004-04-10, 11, 12
380 Matthew Hayden  Australia   Zimbabwe 1st 1st WACA Ground, Perth 2003-10-09, 10
375 Brian Lara  West Indies  England 1st 5th Antigua, St John's 1994-04-16, 17, 18
374 Mahela Jayawardene   Sri Lanka  South Africa 1st 1st Sinhalese S.C., Colombo 2006-07-27, 28, 29
365* Garfield Sobers  West Indies  Pakistan 1st 3rd Sabina Park, Kingston 1958-02-27, 28, 03-01
364 Len Hutton  England  Australia 1st 5th The Oval, London 1938-08-20, 22, 23
340 Sanath Jayasuriya   Sri Lanka  India 1st 1st R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 1997-08-03, 4, 5, 6
337 Hanif Mohammad  Pakistan  West Indies 2nd 1st Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 1958-01-20, 21, 22, 23
336* Wally Hammond  England  New Zealand 1st 2nd Eden Park, Auckland 1933-03-31, 04-01
334* Mark Taylor  Australia  Pakistan 1st 2nd Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar 1998-10-15, 16
334 Donald Bradman  Australia  England 1st 3rd Headingley, Leeds 1930-07-11, 12
333 Graham Gooch  England  India 1st 1st Lord's Cricket Ground 1990-07-26, 27
329 Inzamam-ul-Haq  Pakistan  New Zealand 1st 1st Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 2002-05-01, 2
325 Andy Sandham  England  West Indies 1st 4th Sabina Park, Kingston 1930-04-03, 4, 5
319 Virender Sehwag  India  South Africa 1st 1st M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 2008-03-27, 28, 29
317 Chris Gayle  West Indies  South Africa 1st 4th Antigua, St John's 2005-05-01, 2
311 Bob Simpson  Australia  England 1st 4th Old Trafford, Manchester 1964-07-23, 24, 25
310* John Edrich  England  New Zealand 1st 3rd Headingley, Leeds 1965-07-08, 9
309 Virender Sehwag  India  Pakistan 1st 1st Multan Cricket Stadium 2004-03-28, 29
307 Bob Cowper  Australia  England 1st 5th Melbourne Cricket Ground 1966-02-12, 14, 16
304 Donald Bradman  Australia  England 1st 4th Headingley, Leeds 1934-07-21, 23
302 Lawrence Rowe  West Indies  England 1st 3rd Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 1974-03-07, 9, 10

* denotes that a batsman was "not out"
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