By Team Asianet Newsable | 09:15 AM December 19, 2016
Watch: Karun Nair converts maiden Test ton into maiden Test double hundred


  • Karun Nair scored his maiden Test double ton on Monday.
  • He became the third India to convert his maiden ton into double ton.
  • Earlier, his Karnataka teammate, KL Rahul, missed a 200 by one run.

The Chennai Test has been more of a 'Karnataka Test.' What KL Rahul could not achieve in Chennai, his fellow statesman, Karun Nair did and in style.

The 25-year-old batsman converted his maiden Test ton into maiden Test double hundred during the ongoing fifth Test between India and England in Chidambaram Stadium on Monday.


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The Indian fans had to wait for a while before they witnessed Karun scripting history because when the Karnataka batsman was five runs away from the 200-mark, the umpires called for tea. 


Karun scored 200 off 306 balls, and that knock was inclusive of 23 boundaries and a six. He has reached both his hundred and double hundred with a lovely four, resulting in the crowd erupting with cheers. 


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When Karun was in his 190s, and every time the English team appealed, the spectators and TV viewers' heartbeat just doubled. Rahul's heart-rending dismissal on 199 is still fresh in everyone's mind.


Here is the video capturing India and Karun's memorable moment:





Earlier, the Karnataka pair shared a stand of 161 runs for the fourth wicket before Rahul's unfortunate moment.


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