STAT-ATTACK: Highest Individual Score in Test Cricket

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Test cricket is the most respected format in the game of cricket. For a batsman, a Test hundred is one of the cherished achievements in the game of cricket, And for a bowler, there is no bigger achievement than taking a five-for in Test cricket.

 

In this article, we will look at the highest individual scores in Test cricket: 

Highest Individual scores by a batsman in test matches
Batsman (Country) Runs Balls 4s 6s Versus Mon/Yr
Brian Lara (West Indies) 400* 582 43 4 England Apr 2004
Mathew Hayden (Australia) 380 437 38 11 Zimbabwe Oct 2003
Brian Lara (West Indies) 375 538 45 0 England Apr 1994
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 374 572 43 1 South Africa Jul 2006
Gary Sobers (West Indies) 365* 38 0 Pakistan Feb 1958
Len Hutton (England) 364 847 35 0 Australia Aug 1938
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 340 578 36 2 India Aug 1997
Hanif Mohammad (Pakistan) 337 24 0 West Indies Jan 1958
Wally Hammond (England) 336* 34 10 New Zealand Mar 1933
Mark Taylor (Australia) 334* 564 32 1 Pakistan Oct 1998
Don Bradman (Australia) 334 448 46 0 England Jul 1930
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 333 437 34 9 Sri Lanka Nov 2010
Graham Gooch (England) 333 485 43 3 India Jul 1990
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) 329 436 38 9 New Zealand May 2002
Michael Clarke (Australia) 329* 468 39 1 India Jan 2012
Adam Sandham (England) 325 640 28 0 West Indies Apr 1930
Virender Sehwag (India) 319 304 42 5 South Africa Mar 2008
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 319 482 32 8 Bangladesh Feb 2014
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 317 483 37 3 South Africa Apr 2005
Younus Khan (Pakistan) 313 568 27 4 Sri Lanka Feb 2009
Bob Simpson (Australia) 311 740 23 1 England Jul 1964
Hashim Amla (South Africa) 311* 529 35 0 England Jul 2012
John Edrich (England) 310* 450 52 5 New Zealand Jul 1965
Virender Sehwag (India) 309 375 39 6 Pakistan Mar 2004
Bob Cooper (Australia) 307 589 20 1 England Feb 1966
Don Bradman (Australia) 304 473 43 2 England Jul 1934
Lawrence Rowe (West Indies) 302 430 36 1 England Mar 1974
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) 302 559 32 4 India Feb 2014
Don Bradman (Australia) 299* 23 0 South Africa Jan 1932
Martin Crowe (New Zealand) 299 523 29 3 Sri Lanka Jan 1991

 

 

West Indies’ legend and one of the best batsmen to have ever played the game of cricket, is sitting on the top of the table. Brian Lara is the only man in the history of the game to score 400 runs in a single innings of a Test match.

Second in the list is Australia’s Mathew Hayden. Hayden broke Lara’s long-standing record of 375 runs and held the record for highest individual score in Test cricket, but soon Brian Lara scored 400 and once again attained the top position.

India’s swashbuckling batsman Virender Sehwag is also in the list.

New Zealand’s skipper is the last batsman to score a triple century. McCullum scored his triple century against India.

This list is full of modern day cricketers. The likes of Chris Gayle, Mahela Jayawardene, Michael Clarke also feature in this list.

 

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By The Cricket Lounge

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