New Zealand batsman Nathan Astle tops the list of the fastest double century in test cricket. He scored 222 runs off 153 balls against England at Christchurch in 2002. He is followed by current England test captain Ben Stokes. In a match against South Africa at Cape Town in 2016, Stokes scored 258 of 163 balls which was the second-fastest double-century in test cricket. Former Indian opener Virendra Sehwag stands 3rd on the list of the fastest double century in test cricket. In a match against Sri Lanka in Mumbai in 2002, Sehwag smashed 293 runs in just 168 balls.
|S No.||Player||Team||Runs(Final Score)||Balls||Match||Location||Year|
|1||Nathan Astle||New Zealand||222||153||New Zealand v England||Christchurch||2002|
|2||Ben Stokes||England||258||163||England v South Africa||Cape Town||2016|
|3||Virendra Sehwag||India||293||168||India v Sri Lanka||Mumbai||2009|
|4||Virendra Sehwag||India||254||182||India v Pakistan||Lahore||2006|
|5||Brendon McCullum||New Zealand||202||186||New Zealand v Pakistan||Sharjah||2014|
|6||Virendra Sehwag||India||319||194||India v South Africa||Chennai||2008|
|7||Ollie Pope||England||205||207||England v Ireland||Lord’s||2023|
|8||Herschelle Gibbs||South Africa||211||South Africa v Pakistan||Cape Town||2003|
|9||Adam Gilchrist||Australia||204||213||Australia v South Africa||Johannesburg||2002|
|10||Ian Botham||England||208||220||England v India||The Oval||1982|
|11||Chris Gayle||West Indies||333||221||Sri Lanka v West Indies||Galle||2010|
|12||Virendra Sehwag||India||309||222||India v Pakistan||Multan||2004|
|13||Virendra Sehwag||India||201||227||India v Sri Lanka||Galle||2008|
|14||Arvinda de Silva||Sri Lanka||206||229||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh||Colombo (PSS)||2002|
|15||Jason Holder||West Indies||229||West Indies v England||Barbados||2019|
|16||Graham Thorpe||England||200||231||England v New Zealand||Christchurch||2002|
|17||MS Dhoni||India||224||231||India v Australia||Chennai||2013|
|18||Cordon Greenidge||West Indies||223||242||West Indies v England||Manchester||1984|
1. Which batsman scored the fastest double-century in test cricket?
New Zealand batsman Nathan Astle has the record for the fastest double-century in test cricket. He scored 222 runs off 153 balls.
2. Which Indian batsman scored the fastest double-century in test cricket?
Former Indian opener Virendra Sehwag scored the fastest double century in test cricket by an Indian. He scored 293 runs off 168 balls.
3. Which is the only South African batsman who features in the list?
Herschelle Gibbs is the only South African batsman to feature in the list of fastest double centuries in test cricket. He scored 228 runs of 211 balls.
4. Which is the only South African batsman who features in the list?
Arvinda de Silva is the only Sri Lankan batsman to feature in the list of fastest double centuries in test cricket. He scored 206 runs of 229 balls.