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Ravindra Jadeja becomes first Indian to score 3 first-class triple tons

News 02 Dec 2012, 19:02 IST

Ravindra Jadeja has become the first Indian cricketer to score three triple centuries in first-class cricket, after he scored 320* for Saurashtra against Railways in Ranji Trophy today.

4 days short of his 24th birthday, Jadeja now joins legends Don Bradman, Bill Ponsford, Wally Hammond, WG Grace, Graeme Hick, Brian Lara and Michael Hussey in doing so. He scored his first triple ton (314) against Orissa in 2011-12. Then earlier in November this year, he scored 303* against Gujarat and joined VVS Laxman and Wasim Jaffer in the list of Indian players who’ve scored triple tons twice in first-class cricket. Virender Sehwag has also scored 2 triple tons in Tests.

Against Railways today, Jadeja ended the day at 320* off 491 balls, studded with 28 fours and 7 sixes, becoming the first Indian cricketer to achieve this rare feat.

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