December 19, 2016 / 11:16 AM / 8 months ago

Karun Nair hits triple century, India declare on 759-7

Cricket - India v England - Fifth Test cricket match - MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India - 19/12/16 - India's Karun Nair plays a shot.Danish Siddiqui

CHENNAI (Reuters) - 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.

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

Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Ed Osmond

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