Top 20 Fastest Double Centuries in Test Cricket.

Test cricket is considered to be a little slower game than ODI and T20 cricket format but for the last few decades, this format of cricket has seen significant changes. 

In the present environment of test cricket quite comfortably 300 to 350 runs can be scored in a single day's play.

 

Top 20 Fastest Double Centuries in Test Cricket.

Many batsmen of the world have also scored double centuries by facing quite fewer balls in this format also, in this article, we will explain the top 20 fastest double centuries in Test cricket.

Top 20 cricketers who are scored the fastest double centuries in Test cricket.


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A brief description of the world's top 20 fastest double centuries in test cricket is as followed:

20. Victor Trumper:

  • Full name... Victor Thomas Trumper.
  • Date of birth... 2 November 1877.
  • Date of death... 28 June 1915.
  • Born territory... Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Height... Na.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
  • Main Role in the team...
  • The twentieth name in the list of top 20 fastest double centuries in test cricket is Victor Trumper, who has scored 214 runs by facing 247 balls in the first innings of the third test match which was played at Adelaide Oval, Australia, from  07 January to 13 January 2011, during the South Africa tour of Australia.  

In this Test match, he was played 242 minutes of batting on the crease with the help of 26 fours and zero sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
Victor Trumper 214 247 242 Adelaide S Africa in Australia 3rd 2011 1st 26 00


19. Mohammad Yousuf:

  • Full name... Mohammad Yousef.
  • Date of birth... 27 August 1974.
  • Born territory...  Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Height...1.78 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
  • Main Role in the team... As a batsman.
  • Mohammad Yousuf has scored 204 runs by facing 243 balls in the first innings of the second test match which was played at MA Aziz Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh, from 16 January to 18 January 2002, during the Pakistan tour of Bangladesh.

In this Test match, he was played 325 minutes of batting on the crease with the help of 34 fours and two sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.


Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
M Yousuf 204 243 325 Chattogram Pakistan in Bangladesh 2nd 2002 1st 34 02


18. Gordon Greenidge:

  • Full name... Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge.
  • Date of birth... 01 May 1951.
  • Born territory...  Black Bess, St Peter, Barbados.
  • Height... Na
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
  • Main Role in the team... As an opening batsman.
  • Gordon Greenidge has scored 214 runs by facing 242 balls in the second innings of the second test match which was played at Lord's, London, England, from  28 June to 03 July 1984, during the West Indies tour of England.

In this Test match, he was played 302 minutes of batting on the crease with the help of 29 fours and 2 sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.


Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
G Greenidge 214 242 302 Lord's W Indies in England 2nd 1984 2nd 29 02


17. Graham Thorpe:

  • Full name... Graham Paul Thorpe.
  • Date of birth... 01 August 1969.
  • Born territory... Farnham, Surrey, England.
  • Height...
  • Batting genre... Left-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
  • Main Role in the team... As a batsman.
  • Graham Paul Thorpe has scored 200 runs by facing 231 balls in the 2nd innings of the first test match which was played at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, from 13 March to 16 March 2002, during the England tour of New Zealand.

In this Test match, he was played 330 minutes of batting on the crease with the help of 28 fours and four sixes. The brief data of his batting performance on this Test match are the following.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
G Thorpe 200 231 330 Christchurch England in N Zealand 1st 2002 2nd 28 04


16. MS Dhoni:

  • Full name... Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
  • Date of birth... 07 July 1981.
  • Born territory... Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
  • Height... 1.75 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Na
  • Main Role in the team...Wicket-keeper & batsman.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored 200 runs by facing 231 balls in the first innings of the first test match which was played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, India, from 22 February to 26 February 2013, during the Australia tour of India.

In this Test match, he has scored a total of 224 runs from the facing of 265 balls by batting for 365 minutes on the crease with the help of 24 fours and six sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
Dhoni 224 265 365 Chennai Australia in India 1st 2013 1st 24 06


15. Jason Holder:

  • Full name... Jason Omar Holder.
  • Date of birth... 05 November 1991.
  • Born territory... Bridgetown, Barbados.
  • Height...02.01 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre...Right-arm fast-medium.
  • Main Role in the team...Bowler &  all-rounder.
  • The Fifteenth name in the list of top 20 fastest double centuries in test cricket is Jason Holder, who has scored 202 runs by facing 229 balls in the 2nd innings of the first test match which was played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, from 23 January to 26 January 2019, during the England tour of the West Indies.  

In this Test match, he was played 384 minutes of batting on the crease with the help of 23 fours and eight sixes. The brief data of his batting performance on this Test match are the following.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
J Holder 202 229 284 Kensington England in W-Indies 1st 2019 2nd 23 08



14. Aravinda de Silva: 

  • Full name... Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva.
  • Date of birth... 17 October 1965.
  • Born territory... Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Height... 1.65 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right arm off-spin.
  • Main Role in the team... As a batsman.
  • Aravinda de Silva has scored 200 runs by facing 229 balls in the first innings of the first test match which was played at P Sara Oval, Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 21 July to 23 July 2002, during the Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka.
  • In this Test match, he has scored a total of 206 runs from the facing of 234 balls by batting 318 minutes on the crease with the help of 28 fours and one sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.
Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
De Silva 206 234 318 Colombo Bangladesh in S Lanka 1st 2002 1st 28 01


13. Virender Sehwag: 

  • Full name... Virender Sehwag.
  • Date of birth... 20 October 1978.
  • Born territory... Najafgarh, Delhi, India.
  • Height... 1.73 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right arm off break.
  • Main Role in the team... As an opening batsman.
  • Virender Sehwag has scored 200 runs by facing 227 balls in the first innings of the second test match which was played at Galle International Stadium, Sri Lanka, from 31 July to 04 August 2008, during the India tour of Sri Lanka.

In this Test match, he has scored a total of 201 runs from the facing of 231 balls by batting 348 minutes on the crease with the help of 22 fours and four sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
Sehwag 201 231 348 Galle India in S Lanka 2nd 2008 1st 22 04


12. Virender Sehwag:

  • Full name... Virender Sehwag.
  • Date of birth... 20 October 1978.
  • Born territory... Najafgarh, Delhi, India.
  • Height... 1.73 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right arm off break.
  • Main Role in the team... As an opening batsman.
  • Virender Sehwag has scored 200 runs by facing 222  balls in the first innings of the first test match which was played at Multan Cricket Stadium, Pakistan, from 28 March to 01 April 2004, during the India tour of Pakistan.

In this Test match, he has scored a total of 309 runs from the facing of 375 balls by batting 531 minutes on the crease with the help of 39 fours and six sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
Sehwag 309 375 531 Multan India in Pakistan 1st 2004 1st 39 06


11. Chris Gayle:

  • Full name... Christopher Henry Gayle.
  • Date of birth... 21 September 1979.
  • Born territory... Kingston, Jamaica.
  • Height... 1.9 m.
  • Batting genre... Left-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm off-break.
  • Main Role in the team... As a batsman & All-rounder.
  • Chris Gayle has scored 200 runs by facing 221  balls in the first innings of the first test match which was played at Galle International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka, from 15 November to 19  November 2010, during the  West Indies tour of Sri Lanka.

In this Test match, he has scored a total of 333 runs from the facing of 437 balls by batted for  653 minutes on the crease with the help of 34 fours and nine sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
C Gayle 333 437 653 Galle W-Indies in S-Lanka 1st 2010 1st 34 09


10. Ian Botham: 

  • Full name... Ian Terence Botham.
  • Date of birth... 24 November 1955.
  • Born territory... Heswall, Cheshire, England.
  • Height... 1.88 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm fast-medium.
  • Main Role in the team... As an  All-rounder.
  • The tenth name in the list of top 20 fastest double centuries in test cricket is Ian Botham, who has scored 200 runs by facing 220  balls in the first innings of the 3rd test match which was played at Kennington Oval, London, England from 08 July to 13 July 1982, during the India tour of England. 

In this Test match, he has scored a total of 208 runs from the facing of 226 balls by batted for 276 minutes on the crease with the help of 19 fours and four sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
I Botham 208 226 276 Kennington India in England 3rd 1982 1st 19 04




09. Ross Taylor: 

  • Full name... Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor.
  • Date of birth...8 March 1984.
  • Born territory... Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Height... 1.83 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm off-break.
  • Main Role in the team... As a batsman.
  • Ross Taylor has scored 200 runs by facing 212 balls in the first innings of the second test match which was played at Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand, from 08 March to 12 March 2019, during the Bangladesh tour of New Zealand.

In this Test match, he was played 321 minutes of batting on the crease with the help of 19 fours and four sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
R Taylor 200 212 321 Wellington Bangladesh in N-Zealand 2nd 2019 1st 19 04




08. Adam Gilchrist: 

  • Full name... Adam Craig Gilchrist.
  • Date of birth... 14 November 1971.
  • Born territory... Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Height... 1.86 m
  • Batting genre... Left-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Na
  • Main Role in the team... As a Wicket-keeper & batsman.
  • Adam Gilchrist has scoring 200 runs by facing 212  balls in the first innings of the first test match which was played at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, from 22 February to 26 February 2002, during the Australia tour of South Africa.

In this Test match, he has scored a total of 204 runs from the facing of 213 balls by batted for 193 minutes on the crease with the help of 19 fours and eight sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
A Gilchrist 204 213 293 Johannesburg Australia in S-Africa 1st 2002 1st 19 08




07. Herschelle Gibbs:

  • Full name... Herschelle Herman Gibbs.
  • Date of birth... 23 February 1974.
  • Born territory... Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
  • Height... 1.75 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
  • Main Role in the team... As an opening batsman.
  • Herschelle Gibbs has scoring 200 runs by facing 211  balls in the first innings of the 2nd test match which was played at Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa, from 02 January to 06 January 2003, during the Pakistan tour of South Africa.

In this Test match, he has scored a total of 228 runs from the facing of 240 balls by batted for 383 minutes on the crease with the help of 29 fours and six sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
H Gibbs 228 240 383 Cape Town Pakistan in S-Africa 2nd 2003 1st 29 06




06. Virender Sehwag:

  • Full name... Virender Sehwag.
  • Date of birth... 20 October 1978.
  • Born territory... Najafgarh, Delhi, India.
  • Height... 1.73 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right arm off break.
  • Main Role in the team... As an opening batsman.
  • Virender Sehwag has scored 200 runs by facing 194 balls in the first innings of the first test match which was played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, India, from 26 March to 30 March 2008, during the South Africa tour of India.

In this Test match, he has scored a total of 319 runs from the facing of 304 balls by batted for 503 minutes on the crease with the help of 42 fours and five sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
Sehwag 319 304 530 Chennai S-Africa in India 1st 2008 1st 42 05




05. Brendon McCullum: 

  • Full name... Brendon Barrie McCullum.
  • Date of birth... 27 September 1981.
  • Born territory... Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
  • Height... 1.71 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
  • Main Role in the team... As an opening batsman & wicket-keeper.
  • The fifth name in the list of top 20 fastest double centuries in test cricket is Brendon McCullum, who has scored 200 runs by facing 186 balls in the first innings of the 3rd test match against Pakistan which was played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates, from 26 November to 30  November 2014, during the New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates. 

In this Test match, he has scored a total of 202 runs from the facing of 188 balls by batted for 279 minutes on the crease with the help of 21 fours and eleven sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
B McCullum 202 188 279 Sharjah N-Zealand in UAE 3rd 2014 1st 21 11


Top 20 Fastest Double Centuries in Test Cricket.



04. Virender Sehwag:

  • Full name... Virender Sehwag.
  • Date of birth... 20 October 1978.
  • Born territory... Najafgarh, Delhi, India.
  • Height... 1.73 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right arm off break.
  • Main Role in the team... As an opening batsman.
  • Virender Sehwag has scored 200 runs by facing 182 balls in the first innings of the first test match which was played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan, from 13 January to 17 January 2006, during the India tour of Pakistan.

In this Test match, he has scored a total of 254 runs from the facing of 247 balls by batted for 328 minutes on the crease with the help of 47 fours and a one-six. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
Sehwag 254 247 328 Gaddafi Stadium India in Pakistan 1st 2006 1st 47 01


03. Virender Sehwag:

  • Full name... Virender Sehwag.
  • Date of birth... 20 October 1978.
  • Born territory... Najafgarh, Delhi, India.
  • Height... 1.73 m.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right arm off break.
  • Main Role in the team... As an opening batsman.
  • Virender Sehwag has scored 200 runs by facing 168 balls in the first innings of the 3rd test match which was played at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India, from 02 December to 06 December 2009, during the Sri Lanka tour of India.
  • In this Test match, he has scored a total of 293 runs from the facing of 254 balls by batted for 366 minutes on the crease with the help of 40 fours and seven sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match. 

Virender Sehwag is the only cricketer in the world whose name appears most frequently in the list of players who have scored the fastest double centuries in test cricket.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
Sehwag 293 254 366 Mumbai S-Lanka in India 3rd 2009 1st 40 07


02. Ben Stokes: 

  • Full name... Benjamin Andrew Stokes.
  • Date of birth... 04 June 1991.
  • Born territory... Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Height... 1.85 m.
  • Batting genre... Left-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm fast-medium.
  • Main Role in the team... As an  All-rounder.
  • Ben Stokes has scored 200 runs by facing 163 balls in the first innings of the 2nd test match which was played at Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa, from 02 January to 06 January 2016, during the  England tour of South Africa.

In this Test match, he has scored a total of 258 runs from the facing of 198 balls by batted for 338 minutes on the crease with the help of 30 fours and eleven sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.

Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
Ben Stokes 258 198 338 Cape Town England in S-Africa 2nd 2016 1st 30 11



01. Nathan Astle:

  • Full name... Nathan John Astle.
  • Date of birth... 05 September 1971.
  • Born territory... Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • Height... Na.
  • Batting genre... Right-handed.
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
  • Main Role in the team... As a batsman.
  • The first name in the list of top 20 fastest double centuries in test cricket is Nathan Astle a dashing batsman of New Zealand, who has scored a stormy double century In 2002 in a test match which was played between England and New Zealand at Christchurch will always be remembered. 
  • In this Test, Nathan Astle is batted with a bang and hammered the fastest double centuries in the Test cricket history by facing just 153 balls, The most important thing of this innings was that Astle had scored his second 100 runs in just 39 balls, in the first innings of the 2nd test match which was played at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, from 13 March to 16 March 2002, during the England tour of New Zealand.
  • In this Test match, he has scored a total of 222 runs from the facing of 168 balls by batted for 231 minutes on the crease with the help of 28 fours and eleven sixes. The following are the details of his performance in this test match.
Batsman Run Ball Mn Venue Series Test Year In 4s 6s
Nathan Astle 222 168 231 Christchurch England in N-Zealand 2nd 2002 1st 28 11