Memorable double centuries by Indian batsmen in Tests

Updated: Nov 20, 2019, 08:44 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Polly Umrigar

    Polly Umrigar - 223 vs New Zealand: The Indian batsman entered the history books when he scored a marvellous 223-run-knock including 26 boundaries against New Zealand in Hyderabad in 1955/56. The match ended in a draw. (Pic/ Ashish Rane)

  • VVS Laxman

    VVS Laxman - 281 vs Australia: Undoubtedly Laxman's most epic batting performance where he scored 281 runs in the second innings against Australia at Eden Gardens in 2000/01 season. In the process, he also posted the highest individual Test score by an Indian at the time. Being placed in a tough position with a follow-on, Laxman took on the responsibility to take his team to safety. His score came off 452 deliveries and included 44 boundaries. His partnership with Rahul Dravid, who scored 180 runs, took India to a total of 384 and saw India win the match by 171 runs. This also ended Steve Waugh's record-winning streak of 16 Tests. (Pic/ Suresh K.K.)

  • Virender Sehwag

    Virender Sehwag - 309 vs Pakistan: The explosive Indian batsmen set ablaze the Multan Stadium in 2003/04 with a stunning 309 runs in just 375 balls with 39 boundaries and 6 sixes against Pakistan to take India to a total of 675. He also put on the highest individual score by an Indian in Tests, surpassing VVS Laxman's 281. India went on to win the match handsomely by an innings and 52 runs with Sehwag taking home the man of the match. (Pic/ Santosh Harhare)

  • Rahul Dravid

    Rahul Dravid - 233 vs Australia: Chasing 556, Dravid came in at no. 3 to and steered India to a competitive 523 runs despite the loss of early wickets against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in 2003. He scored 233 runs off 446 balls in 594 minutes with 23 boundaries and a six. In his second innings he scored an unbeaten 72 to take India to victory and also win himself the man of the match award. (Pic/ Suresh K.K.)

  • Sachin Tendulkar

    Sachin Tendulkar - 241 vs Australia: The master blaster took on a star-studded Aussie bowling attack during the Border-Gavaskar trophy during the 2003/04 season at the Sydney Cricket Ground to put on 241 runs in 436 balls with 33 boundaries to his name. This is known to be Tendulkar's most memorable ton as it saw a different batting approach where he restrained his drives outside the off to steer India to a mammoth 705 total. The match ended in a draw but Tendulkar was awarded the man of the match award. (Pic/ Midday)

  • Sunil Gavaskar

    Sunil Gavaskar - 220 vs West Indies: Sunny Gavaskar scored a brilliant 220 runs during the second innings which included 22 boundaries in 529 minutes against a lethal Windies bowling attack at Port of Spain in 1970/71. In the same match, Gavaskar scored 124 in the first innings. (Pic/ Midday archive)

  • Dilip Sardesai

    Dilip Sardesai - 200 vs New Zealand: Chasing 297 in the first innings against New Zealand in 1964/65 season, India were all out for a mere 88 runs. During the follow-on, the opening batsman, Dilip Sardesai, led from the front scoring an unbeaten 200 runs in 548 minutes hitting 25 fours. He led the team to a huge total of 463 runs. New Zealand went on to score 80 runs for 8 wickets and the match ended in a draw, but Sardesai's exceptional performance with the bat will never be forgotten. (Pic / Midday Archives)

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On this day in 1955, former Indian cricketer and a great Test player, Polly Umrigar became the first Indian cricketer to score a double century in Tests. Today, we take a look at some of the brilliant double tons by Indian cricketers in the longest format of the game

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