Highest test total

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).

More than 900 runs in an inning Eng vs Aus Highest test total in test is 952 for 6. Do you know, only 2 times in Test cricket History teams scored more than 900 runs?

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).

More than 900 runs in an inning Sri Lanka vs India Highest test total in test is 952 for 6. Do you know, only 2 times in Test cricket History teams scored more than 900 runs?

Top 10 Highest Team total in an inning

TeamScoreTotal OversOppositionGroundDate of Match
Sri Lanka952/6d271.0IndiaColombo (RPS)2 Aug 1997
England903/7d335.2AustraliaThe Oval20 Aug 1938
England849258.2West IndiesKingston3 Apr 1930
West Indies790/3d208.1PakistanKingston26 Feb 1958
Pakistan765/6d248.5Sri LankaKarachi21 Feb 2009
Sri Lanka760/7d202.4IndiaAhmedabad16 Nov 2009
India759/7d190.4EnglandChennai16 Dec 2016
Australia758/8d245.4West IndiesKingston11 Jun 1955
Sri Lanka756/5d185.1South AfricaColombo (SSC)27 Jul 2006
West Indies751/5d202.0EnglandSt John’s10 Apr 2004

FAQs

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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