Indian skipper Kumble declared the 1st innings of the 3rd test at Feroz Shah Kotla at 613 for 7 as soon as VVSLaxman reached his unbeaten double century with 16 overs remaining in the 2nd day’s play. Earlier Gambhir made 206 runs.
In reply, Australia were 50 for no loss at stumps. Openers Matthew Hayden (16) Simon Katich (29) were at the crease.
Australia trailed the Indian score by 563 runs with the pitch showing some signs of breaking as Anil Kumble made the ball to turn and bounce.
This is the 15th time that 2 double centuries have been scored in the same innings of a Test match.