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

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

CHENNAI, Dec 19 (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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