Saturday, 7 September 2013

Players reaching their Double Century in a Test with a SIX

Mahela Jayawardene brought up his double century in Tests at Dhaka on 29th January 2014 with a six of the Bangladesh bowler Nasir Hossain. He cleared the mid wicket boundary when he was on 197 to reach 203*.This was the 12th time a batsman reached the double century with a Six in Test Cricket. 

Mahela Jayawardene achieved the feat for the third time while no other batsman achieve it more than once. He had reached his double century with a Six against South Africa at Galle in 2004 where he ended up at 237. The second time was in his special knock of 374 also against South Africa at Colombo in 2006. He hit the six when he was on 199 in both the previous occasions. 

Only player to reach 3 Double Centuries with a Six in Tests

Here is the list of Batsman who reached their Double Century with a Six in Tests

#1 Javed Miandad (Pak)
280* vs Ind, Hyderabad, Jan 1983

#2 Gordon Greenidge (WI)
214* vs Eng, Lord's, Jun 1984 

#3 Wasim Akram (Pak)
257* vs Zim, Sheikhpura, Oct 1996

#4 Marvan Atapattu (SL)
223 vs Zim, Kandy, Jan 1998

#5 Mathew Sinclair (NZ)
204* vs Pak, Christchurch, Mar 2001

#6 Mohammad Yousuf (Pak)
204* vs Ban, Chittagong, Jan 2002

#7 Mahela Jayawardene (SL)
237 vs SA, Galle, Aug 2004 

#8 Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)
253 vs Pak, Faisalabad, Oct 2004 

#9 Justin Langer
215 vs NZ, Adelaide, Nov 2004

#10 Mahela Jayawardene
374 vs SA, Colombo (SSC), Jul 2006

#11 Younis Khan
200* vs Zim, Harare, Sep 2013

#12 Mahela Jayawardene
203* vs Ban, Dhaka, Jan 2014

Sehwag is the only player to complete his triple century in Tests with a Six !