Karun Nair slams historic triple ton, India notch up highest Test score

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Karun Nair created history as he became the second Indian triple centurion after Virender Sehwag in Tests during day 4 of the Chennai Test versus England. (BCCI)

Karun Nair created history as he became the second Indian triple centurion after Virender Sehwag in Tests during day 4 of the Chennai Test versus England. (BCCI)

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Karun Nair also became the third batsman after Sir Garfield Sobers and Bob Simpson to have scored their maiden century as a triple century. (BCCI)

Karun Nair also became the third batsman after Sir Garfield Sobers and Bob Simpson to have scored their maiden century as a triple century. (BCCI)

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Karun Nair also became the third batsman to score a triple century from the No.5 position, after Michael Clarke and Don Bradman. (BCCI)

Karun Nair also became the third batsman to score a triple century from the No.5 position, after Michael Clarke and Don Bradman. (BCCI)

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Karun Nair notched up the third highest individual score by an Indian in Tests, only behind Virender Sehwag’s 309 and 319. (BCCI)

Karun Nair notched up the third highest individual score by an Indian in Tests, only behind Virender Sehwag’s 309 and 319. (BCCI)

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Karun Nair’s record breaking score allowed India to register 759/7 declared, their highest score in Tests. (BCCI)

Karun Nair’s record breaking score allowed India to register 759/7 declared, their highest score in Tests. (BCCI)

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Karun Nair ‘s 303* allowed India to go past 700 for the fourth time in Tests and second time at home. (BCCI)

Karun Nair ‘s 303* allowed India to go past 700 for the fourth time in Tests and second time at home. (BCCI)

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England started off the session needing quick wickets but they were troubled by some soft patches near the bowler’s popping crease. (BCCI)

England started off the session needing quick wickets but they were troubled by some soft patches near the bowler’s popping crease. (BCCI)

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Karun Nair shared good partnerships with Murali Vijay and Ravichandran Ashwin as India took the lead. (BCCI)

Karun Nair shared good partnerships with Murali Vijay and Ravichandran Ashwin as India took the lead. (BCCI)

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Ravichandran Ashwin continued his great form as he smashed his 10th fifty. (BCCI)

Ravichandran Ashwin continued his great form as he smashed his 10th fifty. (BCCI)

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Karun Nair made up for his early failures as he broke several records on day 4 in Chennai. (BCCI)

Karun Nair made up for his early failures as he broke several records on day 4 in Chennai. (BCCI)

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Karun Nair made up for his failure in the Mohali and Mumbai Test to convert his maiden century into a big score. (BCCI)

Karun Nair made up for his failure in the Mohali and Mumbai Test to convert his maiden century into a big score. (BCCI)

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Ravichandran Ashwin shared a 181-run stand with Karun Nair for the sixth wicket as India built on a huge advantage. (BCCI)

Ravichandran Ashwin shared a 181-run stand with Karun Nair for the sixth wicket as India built on a huge advantage. (BCCI)

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Ravichandran Ashwin and Karun Nair’s solid partnership helped India take the lead. (BCCI)

Ravichandran Ashwin and Karun Nair’s solid partnership helped India take the lead. (BCCI)

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Karun Nair of India notched up his 150 as he aimed to capitalise on a great start. (BCCI)

Karun Nair of India notched up his 150 as he aimed to capitalise on a great start. (BCCI)

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It summed up a great day for Karun Nair as India set about to build their advantage over England. (BCCI)

It summed up a great day for Karun Nair as India set about to build their advantage over England. (BCCI)

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Alastair Cook tried to stem the flow of runs but he could not contain Karun Nair’s aggressive play. (BCCI)

Alastair Cook tried to stem the flow of runs but he could not contain Karun Nair’s aggressive play. (BCCI)

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Karun Nair notched up his maiden century as he got off to a great start on the fourth day in Chennai. (BCCI)

Karun Nair notched up his maiden century as he got off to a great start on the fourth day in Chennai. (BCCI)

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Stuart Broad chipped in with the wicket of Ravichandran Ashwin but there was little joy for England. (BCCI)

Stuart Broad chipped in with the wicket of Ravichandran Ashwin but there was little joy for England. (BCCI)

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Liam Dawson picked up his first wicket by dismissing Murali Vijay as England enjoyed some rare good moments. (BCCI)

Liam Dawson picked up his first wicket by dismissing Murali Vijay as England enjoyed some rare good moments. (BCCI)

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