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|
|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.
By The Cricket Lounge
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