Test Cricket is the ultimate format of cricket and every player earns special respect by doing well in the test. Batting in tests is considered tough and batting for a long time to get a triple-figure score takes courage, dedication, and discipline. We have witnessed every great batter play the longest format of the game but there are very few batsmen who could extend their innings. In today’s listicle, we will contemplate the batsmen with the highest individual score in test cricket.
The 7th highest runs getter in test cricket history, Caribbean legend Brian Lara has the highest individual score in the test. The classy southpaw reached the feat by amassing 400* off 582 balls against England in 2004 in St.Johns. Lara batted for 778 minutes and hit 43 fours, and 4 sixes in that magnificent innings, which made him the only batter to hit a quadruple century in a test innings.
Australia’s most destructive opener Matthew Hayden gets 2nd place on the elite list of highest individual score in test. Hayden broke Brian Lara’s previous highest score record of 375 when he made 380 against Zimbabwe off 437 balls in Perth in 2003. It took him 38 boundaries and 11 over boundaries to achieve the milestone.
Brian Lara once again made it to the list of the highest individual score in tests after scoring 375 runs in 538 against England in 1994 at the same venue where he posted the highest-ever test score. Lara’s name twice on this honorable list means he is one of the top three test batsmen ever. The stalwart smacked 34 centuries in test before retiring.
Former Srilankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene finds himself in 4th place in terms of having the highest individual score in the test. Jayawardene notched up his career-best 374 runs against the contemporary best test team, South Africa, whose bowling lineup consisted of Dale Steyn, Makhaya Ntini, Andre Nel, etc. Mahela’s triple century aided Lanka to Post 756 runs in the 1st test in 2006 in Colombo.
|B Lara (WI)||400*||England||St.Johns||2004|
|M Hayden (AUS)||380||Zimbabwe||Perth||2003|
|B Lara (WI)||375||England||St.Johns||1994|
|M Jayawardene (SL)||374||South Africa||Colombo||2006|
|G Sobers (WI)||365*||Pakistan||Kingston||1958|
|L Hutton (ENG)||364||Australia||Oval||1938|
|ST Jayasuriya (SL)||340||India||Colombo||1997|
|H Mohammad (PAK)||337||West Indies||Bridgetown||1958|
|WR Hammond (ENG)||336*||New Zealand||Auckland||1933|
|D Warner (AUS)||335*||Pakistan||Adelaide||2019|
|MA Taylor (AUS)||334*||Pakistan||Peshawar||1998|
|D Bradman (AUS)||334||England||Leeds||1930|
|G Gooch (ENG)||333||India||Lord’s||1990|
Brian Lara has the highest individual test score, 400* against England.
Virender Sehwag scored the highest individual test score for India, 319 against South Africa.
Matthew Hayden has the highest individual test score, 380 runs against Zimbabwe.
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