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Record of Maximum runs in a single day of a test match
Record of maximum runs in a single day is 588 Runs. In a match between England and India back in Jul’1936, both England and India teams have scored 588 runs on the second day of the test match. This is the record of maximum runs scored in a single day of a test match.
England has scored 398 runs of their first inning and India has scored 190 runs of their second innings on Day 2. Only six wickets fell on Day 2 and Total of 588 runs were scored.
2nd Test India vs England, Jul 25-28 1936
This was a four day test match in which one day was a rest day making it a three day match.
On the first day India bowled out on 203 runs in just 68.1 overs. England was 173 Run for the loss of wickets At The End Of Days play.
Second day was the rest day, so England continued their inning on 3rd day. England scored massive 571 runs for 8 wickets before the declared their first inning. The idea to declare the inning and ask the Indian team to bat in the second inning was to wrap up few wickets of Indian team on 2nd day and put the pressure to win the match on the third and final day.
But Indian openers Vijay Merchant and Mushtaq Ali had something else in their mind. They played fearlessly on the second day and India’s score was 190 without any loss of wicket at the end of second day.
Third and Final Day
Vijay Merchant and Mushtaq Ali continued their form on the third day and both have scored centuries. Vijay Merchant had scored 114 runs and Mushtaq Ali had scored 112 runs. When the match was declared as raw India score was 390 runs for 5 wickets.
Q: Most runs scored in a single day of a test match.
A: 588 Runs. In a match between England and India back in Jul’1936.
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