South African cricketer Marco Marai slams fastest 300

Updated: Dec 01, 2017, 12:34 IST | AFP

Marco Marais slammed the fastest triple century in first-class cricket to become the second South African in just over a week to claim a world record.

Marco Marais slammed the fastest triple century in first-class cricket to become the second South African in just over a week to claim a world record. Marais, 24, smashed 300 not out off 191 balls for Border against Eastern Province in East London in a three-day provincial competition, the country's second tier of first-class cricket.

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The previous fastest recorded triple century in terms of balls faced was off 221 deliveries by Charlie Macartney for Australia against Nottinghamshire in 1921. Denis Compton made 300 for MCC v North-Eastern Transvaal in 181 minutes in 1948-49, but the number of balls faced was not recorded. The England batsman went in at 61 for two and the total innings lasted for 71 eight-ball overs.

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