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Triple centuries in Test cricket have been achieved on 23 occasions by 20 different batsmen from six of the ten Test-cricket playing nations. A triple century occurs when a batsman scores 300 runs or more in a single innings. No player from Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa or Zimbabwe has scored 300, although Martin Crowe of New Zealand was dismissed for 299 in a match against Sri Lanka in 1991.

The first, Test triple century was achieved by Andy Sandham of England against the West Indies in 1930 in the first Test series hosted in the West Indies. The most recent Test triple century (as of February 25, 2009) is that of Younus Khan of Pakistan against Sri Lanka in the first Test of their 2008–09 series in Karachi. The frequency of a batsman scoring a Test triple century is slightly less than that of a bowler taking a Test hat-trick (23 triple centuries versus 36 hat-tricks as of February 2009). The quickest Test triple-century was scored in 4 hours 48 minutes, by Wally Hammond for England against New Zealand at Auckland in 1932-33. The fastest Test triple-century by number of balls faced, where that figure is recorded, is Virender Sehwag's 278 ball triple century for India against South Africa in the first Test of the Future Cup in Chennai in 2008.

Brian Lara of the West Indies, Donald Bradman of Australia and Virender Sehwag of India are the only batsmen to reach 300 more than once. Bradman also scored 299 not out against South Africa in 1932. Lara's 400 not out against England in 2004, his second Test triple-century, is the highest score in Test cricket and the only instance of a Test quadruple century. Lara is also the only player to have surpassed 350 twice. Bradman also scored 299 not out against South Africa in 1932. Sehwag also reached 290 three times: he scored 293 off 254 balls in the third Test between Sri Lanka and India in December 2009.

The two cricket grounds with the most triple centuries scored at them are Headingley in Leeds, England, and the Antigua Recreation Ground in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda, which have both had three triple centuries scored at them. The most triple centuries from one country is seven, by Australia.

List of triple centuries

No. Score Batsman For Against Inn Test At Date
1 325 Sandham, AndyAndy Sandham[1] Flag of England England Flag of West Indies West Indies 1st 4th Sabina Park, Kingston 01930-04-033 April 1930
2 334 Bradman, DonaldDonald Bradman[2] Flag of Australia Australia Flag of England England 1st 3rd Headingley, Leeds 01930-07-1111 July 1930
3 336* Hammond, WallyWally Hammond[3] Flag of England England Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 1st 2nd Eden Park, Auckland 01933-03-3131 March 1933
4 304 Bradman, DonaldDonald Bradman[4] Flag of Australia Australia Flag of England England 1st 4th Headingley, Leeds 01934-07-2020 July 1934
5 364 Hutton, LenLen Hutton[5] Flag of England England Flag of Australia Australia 1st 5th The Oval, London 01938-08-2020 August 1938
6 337 Hanif Mohammad[6] Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Flag of West Indies West Indies 2nd 1st Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 01958-01-1717 January 1958
7 365* Sobers, GarfieldGarfield Sobers[7] Flag of West Indies West Indies Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 1st 3rd Sabina Park, Kingston 01958-02-2626 February 1958
8 311 Simpson, BobBob Simpson[8] Flag of Australia Australia Flag of England England 1st 4th Old Trafford, Manchester 01964-07-2323 July 1964
9 310* Edrich, JohnJohn Edrich[9] Flag of England England Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 1st 3rd Headingley, Leeds 01965-07-088 July 1965
10 307 Cowper, BobBob Cowper[10] Flag of Australia Australia Flag of England England 1st 5th Melbourne Cricket Ground 01966-02-1111 February 1966
11 302 Rowe, LawrenceLawrence Rowe[11] Flag of West Indies West Indies Flag of England England 1st 3rd Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 01974-03-066 March 1974
12 333 Gooch, GrahamGraham Gooch[12] Flag of England England Flag of India India 1st 1st Lord's Cricket Ground, London 01990-07-2626 July 1990
13 375 Lara, BrianBrian Lara[13] Flag of West Indies West Indies Flag of England England 1st 5th Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's 01994-04-1616 April 1994
14 340 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya[14] Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of India India 1st 1st R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 01997-08-022 August 1997
15 334* Taylor, MarkMark Taylor[15] Flag of Australia Australia Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 1st 2nd Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar 01998-10-1515 October 1998
16 329 Inzamam-ul-Haq[16] Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 1st 1st Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 02002-05-011 May 2002
17 380 Hayden, MatthewMatthew Hayden[17] Flag of Australia Australia Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 1st 1st WACA Ground, Perth 02003-10-099 October 2003
18 309 Sehwag, VirenderVirender Sehwag[18] Flag of India India Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 1st 1st Multan Cricket Stadium 02004-03-2828 March 2004
19 400* Lara, BrianBrian Lara[19] Flag of West Indies West Indies Flag of England England 1st 4th Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's 02004-04-1010 April 2004
20 317 Gayle, ChrisChris Gayle[20] Flag of West Indies West Indies Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 1st 4th Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's 02005-04-2929 April 2005
21 374 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene[21] Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 1st 1st Sinhalese S.C., Colombo 02006-07-2727 July 2006
22 319 Sehwag, VirenderVirender Sehwag[22] Flag of India India Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 1st 2nd M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 02008-03-2626 March 2008
23 313 Younis Khan[23] Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 1st 1st National Stadium, Karachi 02009-02-2121 February 2009
24 333 Gayle, ChrisChris Gayle[24] Flag of West Indies West Indies Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 1st 1st Galle International Stadium 02010-11-1515 November 2010
25 329* Clarke, MichaelMichael Clarke[25] Flag of Australia Australia Flag of India India 2nd 2nd Sydney Cricket Ground 02012-01-033 January 2012
26 311* Amla, HashimHashim Amla[26] Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of England England 1st 1st The Kia Oval 02012-07-1919 July 2012

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