Most of the South African Test double centuries came after the 2000s. Here are the major contributors to the country’s 200 lists.
Other Proteas batsmen AB de Villiers, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Graeme Pollock, and Dudley Nourse have 2 double tons to their names. Of these, Graeme Pollock took the lowest Tests to achieve the mark. His 2 double centuries came inside his short career of 23 Test matches, where he had batted in just 41 innings.
Jacques Rudolph scored one of the famous South African double centuries. He is among the only five players to score a double century in their debut Test match.
Graeme Smith, the youngest South African Test captain to date, is also the youngest to score a double century for his country. He scored a match-winning score of 200 against Bangladesh at 21 years and 259 days at Buffalo Park in 2002.
Hashim Amla, also the lone triple-century scorer for South Africa, scored the most recent 200+ score for the country in 2016: 201* vs. England in Cape Town.
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