Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:30:00 GMT | By India Syndicate
Masters of double centuries in Test cricket

Mahela Jayawardene



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Mahela Jayawardene's elegant double hundred against Bangladesh in the first Test in Mirpur helped him become only the fifth man in Test cricket's history to score 7 double centuries. He is now only one behind fellow Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara, who has 8 centuries to his name. The list of most double centuries in Test cricket is headed by Sir Donald Bradman; with the Australian legend hitting 12 double hundreds. Let's take a look at some other batsmen who've made marathon double hundreds in Tests. 

Number of double tons: 7
RunsOppositionVenueYear
242IndiaColombo(SSC)1999
237South AfricaGalle2004
374South AfricaColombo(SSC)2006
213*EnglandGalle2007
240PakistanKarachi2009
275IndiaAhmedabad2009
203*BangladeshMirpur2014
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