In a sensational effort, batsman Karun Nair on Monday scored a triple century virtually knocking England out of the match. The young player has joined the elite club of triple centurions. Here is all you to need to know about his century.
How it happened
Nair scored 303 runs not out in 381 balls. He hit 32 fours and 4 sixes. He hit his first hundred in 185 balls, second 100 in 121 balls, and third 100 in just 75 balls- this shows his ability to shift gear when the situation demands.
How he celebrated
Here is how he celebrated his century
Here is how he celebrated his double century
Here is how he celebrated his triple century
He is the second Indian to score a triple century. The other batsman to have done so is Virender Sehwag.
He is the third Indian to have converted maiden hundred into a double ton. Dileep Sardesai and Vinod Kambli are the other two.
He is the first Indian to have converted maiden century into a triple ton.
He is only the third batsman in the world to have converted maiden century into a triple ton. Only Gary Sobers and Bobby Simpson had done it before Nair.
What Sehwag said
Yay ! Welcome to the 300 club @karun126 .
It was very lonely here for the last 12 years 8 months.
Wish you the very best Karun.Maza aa gaya!
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 19, 2016
What next for India
India scored their highest score in Test cricket, 759. They have an entire day to get England out. India will be under no pressure as they already have won the series 3-0. It would be a pressure cooker situation for England as they have 90 overs of quality spin bowling to pass to be able to save the match.