Highest test total in a test inning
Scoring the highest test total is every team’s dream. Whenever teams players test cricket they always want to score a huge total and put the pressure on the opposition team. Many times we have seem scores of more than 600, 700 and 800 runs in test cricket. But do you know there are only two instances when teams have crossed 900 runs in the history of test cricket.
Yes you read it right. The test cricket history is more than 150 years but only twice the Incredible figure of 900 plus marks in in test in in has been achieved.
First 900 plus runs in test history
First time it is achieved by England against Australia in Aug 1938, when they scored 903 runs for 7 wickets in their first inning. In reply Australia only managed to score 201 and 123 in their first and second inning and lost the match by inning and 579 runs. This is also the largest margin of victory till date in terms of inning defeat (full scorecard).
Second and last 900 plus runs in test history
Second and last (till date) 900 plus score is recorded by Sri Lanka against India. India declared their first inning after scoring 537 for 8. In reply, Sri Lanka started their second inning just before the second day ends. They continued their inning on 3rd, 4th and 5th day and reached to 952 runs for 6 wickets. They declared their inning on last day and match ended as draw. Sanath Jayasuriya scored massive 340 along with Roshan Mahanama who scored 225 runs (full scorecard).
Top 10 Highest Team total in an inning
|Team||Score||Total Overs||Opposition||Ground||Date of Match|
|Sri Lanka||952/6d||271.0||India||Colombo (RPS)||2 Aug 1997|
|England||903/7d||335.2||Australia||The Oval||20 Aug 1938|
|England||849||258.2||West Indies||Kingston||3 Apr 1930|
|West Indies||790/3d||208.1||Pakistan||Kingston||26 Feb 1958|
|Pakistan||765/6d||248.5||Sri Lanka||Karachi||21 Feb 2009|
|Sri Lanka||760/7d||202.4||India||Ahmedabad||16 Nov 2009|
|India||759/7d||190.4||England||Chennai||16 Dec 2016|
|Australia||758/8d||245.4||West Indies||Kingston||11 Jun 1955|
|Sri Lanka||756/5d||185.1||South Africa||Colombo (SSC)||27 Jul 2006|
|West Indies||751/5d||202.0||England||St John’s||10 Apr 2004|
Q: Which is the highest Test total?
A: Highest test total is 952 runs for 6 wickets. This record was achieved by Sri Lanka against India in a match at Colombo in August 1997.
Q: Which is the highest test score?
A: Highest test score in any test any is 952 for 6 recorded by Sri Lanka against India.
Q: What is the highest test score by a team?
A: Highest test score by any team is 952 for 6. Sri Lanka scored 952 runs for 6 wicket in their second inning in a match against India at Colombo in August 1997.
Q: What is the highest test score by team india?
A: India’s highest test score is against England at Chennai which came on 16th December 2016 when India made 759 for 7.
Q: What is the highest runs in test cricket?
A: Highest test score recorded by any team is 952 for 6. This was recorded by Sri Lanka against India in a match at Colombo in August 1997. Highest individual test score is 400 not out recorded by Brian Charles Lara in a match against England. Refer this article to know more about highest individual test score in test cricket.
Q: What is Sri Lanka highest score in test?
A: Sri Lanka highest test score is 952/6. This is the highest ever test score recorded by any team in test cricket.
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