Nair hits triple century, India declare on 759-7


Karun Nair made a triple century as India declared their first innings at 759 for seven, a lead of 282 runs, on day four of the fifth and final Test against England on Monday.

Nair top-scored with an unbeaten 303 and Ravichandran Ashwin (67) and Ravindra Jadeja (51) hit half-centuries in India’s highest ever total at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.

England were 12 without loss in their second innings at stumps Skipper Alastair Cook (three) and Keaton Jennings (nine) were at the crease, with the visitors trailing by 270 runs in Chennai.

India hold an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.

— AFP/Reuters