Sadly, India’s Virender Sehwag could not continue on Saturday where he left off on Friday, soon falling to South Africa’s second new ball, 81 short of Brian Lara’s world record for the highest innings (400 not out) in test cricket.
His 319 was nonetheless by far the fastest triple century ever compiled in test matches—he reached 300 off 278 balls, 84 balls fewer than Matthew Hayden, the previous record-holder. It was Sehwag’s second triple century, a feat that puts him in an exclusive club with Brian Lara, the leading run-scorer in tests, and Don Bradman, the greatest batsman ever.
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