Most double hundreds (Double Centuries) in Test career: The first test match was played between Australia and England in the year 1877 at Melbourne. Australia was the winning team. In the span of 145 years of test cricket, the long format of cricket, lots of players scored double centuries.
Double Centuries in Test Cricket
Few of them scored more than one double hundred in test matches. It is not easy to score double test hundred in test matches. It is required hard work, skills, and iron determination.
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Sir Don Bradman, the great Australian player did score the most double hundred in test cricket. He had scored 12 double-centuries. After then the versatile wicket-keeper batsman Kumara Sangakkara scored 12, Brian Lara 11 WR Hammod 7 and the Virat Kohli of India scored 7 double hundred.
29 List of Double Centuries in Test Career
|Player and Country||Career Span||Double Centuries||Current status||Matches||Innings||Runs||Highest||Average||100||50|
|DG Bradman (Australia)||1928-1948||12||Retired||52||80||6996||334||99.94||29||13|
|KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)||2000-2015||11||Retired||134||233||12400||319||57.40||38||52|
|BC Lara (West Indies)||1990-2006||9||Retired||131||232||11953||400*||52.88||34||48|
|WR Hammond (England)||1927-1947||7||Retired||85||140||7249||336*||58.45||22||24|
|V Kohli (India)||2011-Till now||7||Playing||104||177||8119||254*||48.90||27||28|
|DPMD Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)||1997-2014||7||Retired||149||252||11814||374||49.84||34||50|
|MS Atapattu (Sri Lanka)||1990-2007||6||Retired||90||156||5502||249||39.02||16||17|
|V Sehwag (India)||2001-2013||6||Retired||104||180||8586||319||49.34||23||32|
|Javed Miandad (Pakistan)||1976-1993||6||Retired||124||189||8832||280*||52.57||23||43|
|Younis Khan (Pakistan)||2000-2017||6||Retired||118||213||10099||313||52.05||34||33|
|RT Ponting (Australia)||1995-2012||6||Retired||168||287||13378||257||51.85||41||62|
|SR Tendulkar (India)||1989-2013||6||Retired||200||329||15921||248*||53.78||51||68|
|KS Williamson (New Zealand)||2010- Till now||5||Playing||90||157||7645||251||53.83||25||33|
|GC Smith (South Africa)||2002-2014||5||Retired||117||205||9265||277||48.25||27||38|
|JE Root (England)||2012- Till now||5||Playing||127||233||10629||254||49.43||28||55|
|R Dravid (India)||1996-2012||5||Retired||164||286||13288||270||52.31||36||63|
|AN Cook (England)||2006-2018||5||Retired||161||291||12472||294||45.35||33||57|
|Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan)||1969-1985||4||Retired||78||124||5062||274||44.79||12||20|
|L Hutton (England)||1937-1955||4||Retired||79||138||6971||364||56.67||19||33|
|GS Chappell (Australia)||1970-1984||4||Retired||87||151||7110||247*||53.86||24||31|
|Mohammad Yousuf (Pakistan)||1998-2010||4||Retired||90||156||7530||223||52.29||24||33|
|SPD Smith (Australia)||2010- Till now||4||Playing||92||162||8647||239||60.89||30||37|
|BB McCullum (New Zealand)||2004-2016||4||Retired||101||176||6453||302||38.64||12||31|
|CG Greenidge (West Indies)||1974-1991||4||Retired||108||185||7558||226||44.72||19||34|
|MJ Clarke (Australia)||2004-2015||4||Retired||115||198||8643||329*||49.10||28||27|
|SM Gavaskar (India)||1971-1987||4||Retired||125||214||10122||236*||51.12||34||45|
|HM Amla (South Africa)||2004-2019||4||Retired||124||215||9282||311*||46.64||28||41|
Frequently Ask Question
Who has scored the highest runs in a single inning?
West Indies batsman Brian Lara scored the highest run in an inning (400 runs)
Who has scored the most double-centuries in test cricket
Don Bradman scored 12 double centuries in 52 matches.
Who scored 4 consecutive double centuries in the Test?
Virat Kohli of India
Who has the fastest test century
New Zealand’s Brendan McCullum. He scored a century in 54 balls against Australia in Christchurch in the 2015-16 season
Who has the fastest test double century
Nathan Astle in 153 balls against England in 2022
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