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Earlier, it was tough to score a triple century in the Test cricket, but as the game is evolving, the batsmen have got more techniques to score runs. Nowadays, some attacking batsmen have a different approach toward the game. Prithvi Shaw is the recent example in international cricket. He likes to hit boundaries irrespective of the formats.
Nevertheless, scoring a triple century in Test cricket is another level of achievement. In this article, we have discussed at least five players who have registered the fastest triple century in the extended format of the game.
David Warner – 389 balls
The Australian cricketer David Warner is the recent one to join the elite list. He achieved this feat against Pakistan at home in December 2019.
The explosive batsman, who made a comeback last year after serving one year ban, had failed to score runs in the Ashes before featuring in Pakistan Test series. He was under immense pressure because of his constant degrading performances.
However, the Aussie opener proved his worth in the home Test series against Pakistan. He played this series like a shorter format of the game. He scored 300 runs in 389 balls in the second Test match in Adelaide.
On that day, Warner would have also broken the record of Brian Lara’s 400 Test runs if captain Tim Paine had not declared the innings.