Youngest Players Scoring A Triple Century In Test Cricket

Youngest players scoring a triple century in Test cricket:
Player Country Born Match Ground Age at Match Start Score
1 Sobers, G S A West Indies 28/07/1936 26/02/1958 v. Pakistan Sabina Park 21 years 213 days 365*
2 Bradman, D G Australia 27/08/1908 11/07/1930 v. England Headingley 21 years 318 days 334
3 Hutton, L England 23/06/1916 20/08/1938 v. Australia Kennington Oval 22 years 58 days 364
4 Hanif Mohammad Pakistan 21/12/1934 17/01/1958 v. West Indies Kensington Oval 23 years 27 days 337
5 Lara, B C West Indies 02/05/1969 16/04/1994 v. England Antigua Recreation Ground 24 years 349 days 375
6 Rowe, L G West Indies 08/01/1949 06/03/1974 v. England Kensington Oval 25 years 57 days 302
7 Cowper, R M Australia 05/10/1940 11/02/1966 v. England Melbourne Cricket Ground 25 years 129 days 307
8 Sehwag, V* India 20/10/1978 28/03/2004 v. Pakistan Multan Cricket Stadium 25 years 160 days 309
9 Gayle, C H* West Indies 21/09/1979 29/04/2005 v. South Africa Antigua Recreation Ground 25 years 220 days 317
10 Edrich, J H England 21/06/1937 08/07/1965 v. New Zealand Headingley 28 years 17 days 310*
11 Jayasuriya, S T Sri Lanka 30/06/1969 02/08/1997 v. India R. Premadasa Stadium 28 years 33 days 340
12 Simpson, R B Australia 03/02/1936 23/07/1964 v. England Old Trafford 28 years 171 days 311
13 Jayawardene, D P M* Sri Lanka 27/05/1977 27/07/2006 v. South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club Ground 29 years 61 days 374
14 Amla, H M* South Africa 31/03/1983 19/07/2012 v. England Kennington Oval 29 years 110 days 311*
15 Hammond, W R England 19/06/1903 31/03/1933 v. New Zealand Eden Park 29 years 285 days 336*

 

Virender Sehwag is the only to score a triple century in Test cricket. Sehwag is No. 8 in this list. He was 25 years and 160 days old when he smashed his first triple century in Test cricket against Pakistan in Multan.

West Indies’ legend Gary Sobers is the youngest batsman to score a triple century in Test cricket. Sobers was 21 years and 213 days old when he scored his first triple century, way back in 1958 vs Pakistan at Sabina Park.

Another West Indian, and one of the greatest batsmen to have ever played the game, Brian Lara, is also in the list. Lara was 24 years and 349 days old when he scored his first triple century in Test cricket. Lara is also the only batsman to score 400 runs in a single innings of a Test match.

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