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World news – On that day in 2002, New Zealander Nathan Astle blew up the fastest test double barrel of all time

The New Zealand batsman played his natural game from the start, playing against the English bowlers.

The New Zealand batsman played his natural game from the start, playing against the English bowlers.

Published: March 16, 2021 4:58 PM |

Last updated: March 16, 2021, 5:42 pm

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NEW DELHI: On this day nineteen years ago, former New Zealand batsman Nathan Astle recorded the fastest double tonne of all time in the longest format of the game. He achieved the feat against England at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

Astle scored double the ton in the second innings of the game when New Zealand was set a goal of 550 runs. He came out to hit New Zealand in the 43rd at 119/3 and shot his way from just 153 balls to 200. The New Zealand batsman played his natural game from the start, playing against the English bowlers / p> Astle scored 28 limits and 11 sixes in his innings. He scored 222 from just 168 balls and despite the sensational knock in the second innings of the First Test in 2002, the English team won the game by 98 runs.

Astle played 81 Tests, 223 ODIs and four T20Is for New Zealand. He retired from international cricket in 2007, just before the West Indies 50 Over World Cup.

However, he remains the fastest player to reach a Test double hundred. While Ben Stokes almost broke the record in 2016, the English all-rounder hit the double century with 163 balls.

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