Karun Nair and His Parents React to the unbelievable 300 vs England

Karun Nair India

Karun Nair India

It wasn't an innings without blemish; there were two chances after he had crossed 200, but he was good enough to make the most of those let offs and make England pay dearly for their lapses. Nair's sensational triple ton came off only 381 balls and was laced with 32 fours and 4 sixes. Throughout this magnificent knock by Nair, many records were broken and created. India went into lunch at 463 for five.

Nair, 25, who is playing in only his third Test after making his debut earlier in the series, started patiently but changed gears after reaching the 150-run mark. Both batsmen finished with half centuries.

In the afternoon session, England had claimed the prize wicket of Virat Kohli for 15 but then stumbled against Rahul and Nair, who took their fourth-wicket partnership to 161 runs, adding another 116 runs in the final session. He then struck 319 in 2008 against South Africa at Chennai.

# Six Indian batsmen have posted hundreds for the fourth time in a Test series - the first three instances being vs New Zealand in 1955-56; vs England in 1963-64 and vs West Indies in 1978-79. Some balls, however, are keeping low and stopping at the batsmen.

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The previous highest score was MS Dhoni's 224 against Australia which incidentally came at Chennai as well.

After an anxious few minutes in the 290s, Nair brought up his triple century off a attractive square cut, thanks to a misfield. Next year, in the Ranji final, he created history become the highest individual scorer in a final (328).

Being from Karnataka, Karun Nair converted his maiden test century into triple ton, and emerged as the first person to arrive at it. But in Chennai, with India facing a huge first innings deficit of 477, Nair did what he knows best - buckle down and play proper cricketing shots over after over, session after session. Recently, Kohli's 235 became the highest by an Indian against England on December 11, 2016 but it took only 8 days to get the record broken. Garry Sobers scored an unbeaten 365 for West Indies against Pakistan in Jamaica in 1957-58, and Australia's Bob Simpson compiled 311 at Old Trafford during the 1964 Ashes - a game in which Ken Barrington replied for England with 256.

Abhishek Kumar is an aspiring cricket statistician and reporter with CricketCountry.

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