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Sehwag misses triple ton by 7 runs

Virender Sehwag fell short of historic third triple ton as he was dismissed by Muttiah Muralitharan for 293 runs. On the third day of the Mumbai Test against Sri Lanka, Sehwag needed just 16 runs to become the first ever cricket player to score three triple centuries. Live Scorecard

cricket Updated: Dec 04, 2009 16:36 IST

Virender Sehwag fell short of historic third triple ton as he was dismissed by Muttiah Muralitharan for 293 runs.

On the third day of the Mumbai Test against Sri Lanka, Sehwag needed just 16 runs to become the first ever cricket player to score three triple centuries. But to the huge disappointment of the fans, he was dismissed.

On Wednesday, Sehwag had recorded the second fastest double hundred and the fastest 250 during his 239 ball, unbeaten 284 runs.

He hit 40 boundaries and 7 sixes on the second day of the match.

Sehwag has also become the highest double century maker for India having a total of six such innings to his name, one more than Dravid. Tendulkar and Gavaskar have scored four double centuries each.

Replying to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 393, the Indians made 443 for one at the end of the second day's play yesterday, with Sehwag setting the Brabourne stadium on fire scoring 40 boundaries and seven sixes during his devastating knock.

With three days left, the Indians will now look for a huge first innings total and put the opponents under pressure in the second innings. (With ANI inputs)