Batters with consecutive double hundreds in Tests: Yashasvi Jaiswal joins elusive club

Yashasvi Jaiswal carved his name amongst the batters with consecutive double hundreds in Tests. Scoring a double century in Test cricket is not an easy task, doing it in consecutive matches is even more difficult. In the entire history of Test cricket, there have been 85 batters who have scored multiple double centuries. Only seven of those have managed to do it in consecutive Tests. 

Sir Don Bradman and Wally Hammond are the two batters who have hit back-to-back double-hundreds on two separate occasions. Let's take a look at the batters with consecutive double hundreds in Tests.

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Batters with consecutive double hundreds in Tests\

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ScoreOpponentVenueMatch date
Wally Hammond251Australia Sydney14 Dec 1928
200Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1928
Don Bradman254EnglandLord's27 Jun 1930
334EnglandLeeds11 Jul 1930
Wally Hammond227New Zealand Christchurch24 Mar 1933
336*New Zealand Auckland31 Mar 1933
Don Bradman270EnglandMelbourne1 Jan 1937
212EnglandAdelaide29 Jan 1937
Vinod Kambli224EnglandWankhede19 Feb 1993
227ZimbabweDelhi 13 Mar 1993
Kumar Sangakkara200*BangladeshColombo (PSS)3 Jul 2007
222*BangladeshKandy11 Jul 2007
Michael Clarke259*South AfricaBrisbane9 Nov 2012
230South AfricaAdelaide22 Nov 2012
Virat Kohli 213Sri Lanka Nagpur24 Nov 2017
243Sri Lanka Delhi2 Dec 2017
Yashasvi Jaiswal209EnglandVisakhapatnam2 Feb 2024
214*EnglandRajkot15 Feb 2024

Wally Hammond 

Wally Hammond was the first-ever batter to score consecutive double hundreds in Tests. The Englishman is regarded as one of the greatest batters ever. He achieved this feat in 1928 when England toured Australia. In the second Test at Sydney, Hammond scored 251 in response to Australia's 253 in the first innings as England went on to post 636 and win the match by eight wickets. 

In the next Test in Melbourne, Hammond made 200 in the first innings to help England get 417 following Australia's 397. He amassed 905 runs in the series as England won by 4-1, with the next highest scorer making 492 runs. 

Don Bradman 

Sir Donald Bradman is arguably the greatest batter Test cricket has ever seen and it would only be a surprise if he wasn't on this list. Bradman produced a series that remains unmatched to this day, scoring 974 runs in seven innings when Australia toured England in 1930.

In the second Test at Lord's, Bradman smashed 254 to help Australia post 729/6 in the first innings and eventually win the game by seven wickets. In the next game, he dominated the English bowlers and struck 334 runs to power his side to 566, with the next best being 77. 

Wally Hammond 

Wally Hammond is one of the only two batters with consecutive double hundreds in Tests on two different instances. This time he did it against New Zealand away from home in 1933. In the first Test at Christchurch, Hammond scored 227 and followed it up with an even better knock of 336 not out in the second Test at Auckland. 

Don Bradman 

The Aussie legend repeated his feat for consecutive double hundreds in Tests seven years later against the same rivals but this time at home in what would be the greatest series comeback ever. After being 0-2 down, Bradman flipped the batting order in the third innings on a wet Melbourne pitch and scored 270 batting at number seven. In the next Test, Bradman scored 212 in the second innings as Australia went on to clinch the series by 3-2.

Vinod Kambli 

Vinod Kambli was the first ever Indian batter to make consecutive double hundreds in Tests. In only his third Test match, the left-hand batter grinded down the England bowling attack at Wankhede. He made 224 runs to help India get 591 and clinch the game by an innings. Following that series, Zimbabwe played a one-off Test against India at Delhi, where Kambli struck 227 off 301 as they defeated the visitors by an innings. 

Kumar Sangakkara 

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara was the fourth player to register consecutive double hundreds in Tests. He enjoyed batting against Bangladesh, and in 2007, he smashed double centuries in back-to-back innings. Sangakkara made an unbeaten 200 in the second Test of the series at Colombo and followed it up with 222 not out at Kandy. Sri Lanka won both the games by an innings. 

Michael Clarke 

Michael Clarke had a great run with the bat during 2011-12. When South Africa toured Australia in late 2012, Clarke became the fifth batter to hit consecutive 200s in Test cricket. The Aussie captain made 259 not-out at the Gabba and followed it up with 230 in the second Test at Adelaide. 

Virat Kohli 

Virat Kohli, who holds the record for the most double centuries by an Indian, smashed consecutive double hundreds in Tests against Sri Lanka in 2017. Kohli was at the peak of his powers in 2016-17 and he made the most of it, scoring six double-hundreds in 17 months. 

In the second Test of Sri Lanka’s tour of India, Kohli hammered 213 off 267 at Nagpur. India piled on 610 and won by an innings. At Delhi, Kohli picked up where he left off and smashed 243 off 287 to register double hundreds in consecutive innings.

Yashasvi Jaiswal 

Yashasvi Jaiswal is the latest entrant in this elite list of batters with consecutive double hundreds in Tests. The youngster became the third Indian to record double centuries in back-to-back matches as he obliterated England in the ongoing series. 

Jaiswal struck 209 in the first innings of the second Test at Visakhapatnam, with the second-best score being 34 as India posted 390. India went on to win the match by 106 runs. In the next game, the left-hand batter humbled the English team with a stunning 214 not-out in 236 deliveries. Jaiswal levelled the record for the most sixes in a Test innings, sending the ball over the ropes 12 times. 


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