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Highest innings total in test cricket, Sri Lanka, 952 runs
952 Runs for 6 wickets is Highest Innings Total in History of Test Cricket. In a match against India at Colombo in Aug, 1997, Sri Lankan batsmen faced a total of 272 overs and scored 952 runs with a run rate of 3.51 runs per over.
Jayasuriya completed his first and only triple century (340) in Test cricket, while Mahanama (225) breached the 200-run mark. Aravinda de Silva was another centurion (126) from Sri Lankan side.
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Highest innings totals in test matches
|Sri Lanka||952/6d||271||3.51||2||v India||Colombo (RPS)||02-Aug-97|
|England||903/7d||335.2||2.69||1||v Australia||The Oval||20-Aug-38|
|England||849||258.2||3.28||1||v West Indies||Kingston||03-Apr-30|
|West Indies||790/3d||208.1||3.79||2||v Pakistan||Kingston||26-Feb-58|
|Pakistan||765/6d||248.5||3.07||2||v Sri Lanka||Karachi||21-Feb-09|
|Sri Lanka||760/7d||202.4||3.75||2||v India||Ahmedabad||16-Nov-09|
|Australia||758/8d||245.4||3.08||2||v West Indies||Kingston||11-Jun-55|
|Sri Lanka||756/5d||185.1||4.08||2||v South Africa||Colombo (SSC)||27-Jul-06|
|West Indies||751/5d||202||3.71||1||v England||St John’s||10-Apr-04|
It was Sri Lanka time and Sri Lanka days
Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama set a world record for the highest ever partnership in Test cricket with their stand of 576 runs against India in 1997. Jayasuriya, known for his quick scoring, became Sri Lanka’s first triple centurion with a score of 340 off 578 balls and hit 36 fours and 2 sixes during his 799 minutes at the crease. Mahanama also scored a century with 225 off 561 balls. The two were out within minutes of each other early on day five, with the team score on 615. This partnership helped Sri Lanka set a world-record total of 952 for 6, which still remains the highest total in Test cricket. This innings will always be remembered as one of the greatest moments in Sri Lankan cricket history and cemented Jayasuriya and Mahanama’s place in cricketing folklore.
Out of all the flat surfaces on this list, this one was the most uneventful. India scored 537 for 8 in their first innings, but Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama changed that with their record-breaking stand of 576. Jayasuriya, known for his quick scoring, hit 36 fours and 2 sixes during his 799 minutes at the crease and became Sri Lanka’s first triple centurion with a score of 340. Mahanama scored 225.
The two were out on the early hours of the fifth day, with the team score at 615. Sri Lanka went on to make a world-record total of 952 for 6, with Aravinda de Silva scoring a hundred and Mahela Jayawardene making a half-century on debut.
What is the highest innings total in Test cricket?
The highest innings total in Test cricket is 952/6, which was scored by Sri Lanka against India in 1997.
Who holds the record for the highest individual score in an innings?
The record for the highest individual score in an innings is held by Brian Lara of the West Indies, who scored 400 not out against England in 2004. Read more from here
What is the second-highest innings total in Test cricket?
The second-highest innings total in Test cricket is 903/7, which was scored by England against Australia in 1938.
How many teams have scored over 900 runs in an innings?
Only two teams have scored over 900 runs in an innings in Test cricket: Sri Lanka and England.
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