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Seems like GC Smith scored his triple ton quite fast. Is it or is it

closer to the fastest?

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>Seems like GC Smith scored his triple ton quite fast. Is it or is it

>closer to the fastest?

received) was by Macartney for the Australians vs, IIRC, Nottinghamshire

in 1921. IIRC it took him only a fraction over 4 hours.

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> >Seems like GC Smith scored his triple ton quite fast. Is it or is it

> >closer to the fastest?

> I think the fastest in terms of time (as opposed to number of balls

> received) was by Macartney for the Australians vs, IIRC, Nottinghamshire

> in 1921. IIRC it took him only a fraction over 4 hours.

Macartney's took 205 minutes.

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> > >Seems like GC Smith scored his triple ton quite fast. Is it or is it

> > >closer to the fastest?

> > I think the fastest in terms of time (as opposed to number of balls

> > received) was by Macartney for the Australians vs, IIRC, Nottinghamshire

> > in 1921. IIRC it took him only a fraction over 4 hours.

> No, it was Compton for the MCC v NE Transvaal in 1948-9 (181 minutes).

> Macartney's took 205 minutes.

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> > > >Seems like GC Smith scored his triple ton quite fast. Is it or is it

> > > >closer to the fastest?

> > > I think the fastest in terms of time (as opposed to number of balls

> > > received) was by Macartney for the Australians vs, IIRC,

Nottinghamshire

> > > in 1921. IIRC it took him only a fraction over 4 hours.

> > No, it was Compton for the MCC v NE Transvaal in 1948-9 (181 minutes).

> > Macartney's took 205 minutes.

> I was refering to fastest in terms of balls.

unknown.

Smith faced 249 balls.

Viv Richards faced 258 balls in his innings of 322 at the same ground -

don't know how many the 300 took, or if that would be the known record.

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> > > > >Seems like GC Smith scored his triple ton quite fast. Is it or is

it

> > > > >closer to the fastest?

> > > > I think the fastest in terms of time (as opposed to number of balls

> > > > received) was by Macartney for the Australians vs, IIRC,

> Nottinghamshire

> > > > in 1921. IIRC it took him only a fraction over 4 hours.

> > > No, it was Compton for the MCC v NE Transvaal in 1948-9 (181 minutes).

> > > Macartney's took 205 minutes.

> > I was refering to fastest in terms of balls.

> Well, the number of balls faced by Compton (and probably by Macartney) is

> unknown.

> Smith faced 249 balls.

> Viv Richards faced 258 balls in his innings of 322 at the same ground -

> don't know how many the 300 took, or if that would be the known record.

Again, I don't know how many balls he took to reach 300.

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