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Test Cricket in 2010 - The Top Performers
 
Test Cricket Records (As on Sept. 25, 2017)

Test cricket records 

 

The leading run-getters - 10,000-run club

 

Batsman                For  M    I  N.O.Runs  H.S.  Ave. 100  50  0

Sachin Tendulkar       Ind.200  329  33 15921 248* 53.78  51  68  14

Ricky Ponting          Aus.168  287  29 13378 257  51.85  41  62  17

Jacques Kallis         SA  166  280  40 13289 224  55.37  45  58  16

Rahul Dravid           Ind.164  286  32 13288 270  52.31  36  63   8

Kumar Sangakkara       SL  134  233  17 12400 319  57.40  38  52  11

Brian Lara             WI  131  232   6 11953 400* 52.88  34  48  17
Shivnarine Chanderpaul WI  164  280  49 11867 203* 51.37  30  66  15

Mahela Jayawardene     SL  149  252  15 11814 374  49.84  34  50  15
Alastair Cook          Eng 147  266  15 11629 294  46.33  31  55   8

Allan Border           Aus.156  265  44 11174 205  50.56  27  63  11
Steve Waugh            Aus.168  260  46 10927 200  51.06  32  50  22

Sunil Gavaskar         Ind.125  214  16 10122 236* 51.12  34  45  12

Younis Khan            Pak.118  213  19 10099 313  52.05  34  33  19

 

 

The top run-scorers in a winning cause (Minimum 5,000)

 

Batsman             For    M    I  N.O. Runs  H.S.  Ave.  100  50  0

Ricky Ponting       Aus  108  178   24  9157  257  59.46   30  42  8

Steve Waugh         Aus   86  120   27  6460  200  69.46   25  25  6

Jacques Kallis      SA    82  124   22  6379  224  62.53   22  28  4

Matthew Hayden      Aus   71  123   12  6154  380  55.44   23  19  5

Sachin Tendulkar    India 72  113   17  5946  248* 61.93   20  24  2

Kumar Sangakkara    SL    54   84    8  5449  287  71.69   19  20  5

Alastair Cook       Eng   62  106   10  5362  294  55.85   16  19  1

Justin Langer       Aus   70  118   10  5229  250  48.41   15  19  5

Graeme Smith        SA    60   94    9  5214  259  61.34   18  20  2

Mahela Jayawardene  SL    58   89    9  5173  374  64.66   17  19  5

Rahul Dravid        India 56   92   14  5131  270  65.78   15  23  2

Leading Centurions

 

100 Innings Tests Batsman                For 

51   329     200  Sachin Tendulkar       India

45   280     166  Jacques Kallis         South Africa/ICC

41   287     168  Ricky Ponting          Australia

38   233     134  Kumar Sangakkara       Sri Lanka

36   286     164  Rahul Dravid           India/ICC
34   213     118  Younis Khan            Pakistan 
34   214     125  Sunil Gavaskar         India

34   232     131  Brian Lara             West Indies/ICC

34   252     149  Mahela Jayawardene     Sri Lanka

32   260     168  Steve Waugh            Australia

31   266     147  Alastair Cook          England

30   184     103  Matthew Hayden         Australia
30   280     164  Shivnarine Chanderpaul Sri Lanka

 

  

Thirteen batsmen scoring hundreds against all other teams

 

India:         Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar

Sri Lanka:     Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene & Marvan Atapattu

Australia:     Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh & Adam Gilchrist

South Africa:  Jacques Kallis & Gary Kirsten

West Indies:   Brian Lara

New Zealand:   Kane Williamson

Pakistan:      Younis Khan

 

 

Most double hundreds in Tests

 

Batsman            For      200-plus Tests Innings

Don Bradman        Australia   12      52    80

Kumar Sangakkara   Sri Lanka   11     134   233

Brian Lara         West Indies  9     131   232

Wally Hammond      England      7      85   140

Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka    7     149   252

 

   

Batsmen registering two innings of 300-plus in Tests

 

Batsman       For Runs Balls Opponents Venue    Series

Brian Lara    WI  400* 582  England   St.John's  2003-04

                  375  538  England   St.John's  1993-94

 

Don Bradman   Aus.334  448  England   Leeds      1930

                  304  473  England   Leeds      1934 

 

V Sehwag      Ind.319  304  S.Africa  Chennai    2007-08

                  309  375  Pakistan  Multan     2003-04

 

Chris Gayle   WI  333  437  S.Lanka   Galle      2010-11

                  317  483  S.Africa  St.John's  2004-05

 

 

Two Batsmen scoring a hundred in each innings of a Test match

 

Batsman            Scores  For       Opponent    Venue      Series

Denis Compton    147  103* England   Australia   Adelaide   1946-47

Arthur Morris    189  104* Australia England     Adelaide   1946-47

 

Greg Chappell    247* 133  Australia N.Zealand   Wellington 1973-74

Ian Chappell     145  221  Australia N.Zealand   Wellington 1973-74

 

Asanka Gurusinha 119  102  S.Lanka   N.Zealand   Hamilton   1990-91

Andrew Jones     122  100* N.Zealand S.Lanka     Hamilton   1990-91

 

Azhar Ali        109  100* Pakistan  Australia   Abu Dhabi  2014-15

Misbah-ul-Haq    101  101* Pakistan  Australia   Abu Dhabi  2014-15

 

Virat Kohli      115  141  India     Australia   Adelaide   2014-15

David Warner     145  102  Australia India       Adelaide   2014-15

 

 

The top six innings in Tests

 

Runs Balls Batsman          For         Opponents Venue       Series 

400* 582 Brian Lara         West Indies England   St.John's   2003-04

380  437 Matthew Hayden     Australia   Zimbabwe  Perth       2003-04

375  538 Brian Lara         West Indies England   St.John's   1993-94

374  572 Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka   S.Africa  Colombo SSC 2006

365*  -  Garry Sobers       West Indies Pakistan  Kingston    1957-58

364  847 Len Hutton         England     Australia The Oval    1938 

 

            

Centuries by the top four batsmen in an innings:

 

Batsmen       Score  For       Opponents  Venue   Series

K.D.Karthik   (129), India    Bangladesh  Mirpur  2007

W.Jaffer      (138*),(610/3d)

R.S.Dravid    (129),

S.R.Tendulkar (122*)

 

 

Centuries by the top three batsmen in an innings:

  

Batsmen      Score  Team/Score Opponents Venue           Series

J.B.Hobbs    (211), England    S.Africa  Lord's          1924

H.Sutcliffe  (122), (531-2d)

F.E.Woolley  (134*) 

 

C.C.McDonald (110), Australia  W.Indies  Port of Spain   1954-55      

A.R.Morris   (111), (600-9d)

R.N.Harvey   (133)

 

W.M.Lawry    (210), Australia  W.Indies  Bridgetown      1964-65

R.B.Simpson  (201), (650-6d)

R.M.Cowper   (102)

 

S.M.Gavaskar (172), India      Australia Sydney          1985-86

K.Srikkanth  (116), (600-4d)

M.Amarnath   (138)

 

M.Taylor     (111), Australia  England   Lord's          1993

M.J.Slater   (152), (632-4d)

D.C.Boon     (164*)

 

H.H.Gibbs    (147), S.Africa   Zimbabwe  Harare          2001-02

G.Kirsten    (220), (600-3d)

J.H.Kallis   (157*)

 

M.H.Richardson (145), N.Zealand  India   Mohali          2003-04

L.Vincent      (106), (630-6d)

S.B.Styris     (119)

 

G.C.Smith      (107)  S.Africa   England   Lord's        2008

N.D.McKenzie   (138)  (393-3d)

H.M.Amla       (104*) 

 

G.Gambhir      (167)  India      Sri Lanka Kanpur        2009-10

V.Sehwag       (131)  (642)

R.Dravid       (144)

 

A.J.Strauss    (110)  England    Australia Brisbane      2010-11

A.N.Cook       (235*)

I.J.L.Trott    (135*)

 

 

Batsmen number 2, 3 & 4 scoring centuries in the same Test innings

 

Batsmen              Scores For          Opponent     Venue     Series

Percy McDonnell      103    Australia    England      The Oval  1884

Billy Murdoch        211

Tup Scott            102

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Paul Gibb            120    England      S.Africa     Durban    1938-39

Bill Edrich          219

Wally Hammond        140

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Tim Robinson         148    England      Australia    Birmingham 1985

David Gower          215

Mike Gatting         100*

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Michael Slater       168    Australia    New Zealand  Hobart     1993-94

David Boon           106

Mark Waugh           111

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Herschelle Gibbs     114    South Africa Bangladesh Potchefstroom 2002-03

Gary Kirsten         160

Jacques Kallis       139*

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Andrew Strauss       137    England      W.Indies   Lord's        2004

Rob Key              221

Michael Vaughan      103

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Wasim Jaffer         138    India        Bangladesh Dhaka         2007

            (retired ill)

Rahul Dravid         129

Sachin Tendulkar     122*

 

(Since Dinesh Karthik (129) had also scored a hundred, this is the only

 instance of top four batsmen posting centuries in the same innings).

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Tom Latham           136    New Zealand  Zimbabwe     Bulawayo     2016

Kane Williamsion     113

Ross Taylor          124*

 

 

Batsman No.5, 6, 7 & 8 posting 50-plus in the same Test innings

 

Runs No. Batsman            For         Opponent    Venue      Series

 84  5   Craig McMillan     N.Zealand   India       Hamilton   1998-99

 50  6   Adam Parore        (second innings)

126  7   Chris Cairns

 63  8   Doin Nash

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201  5   Jesse Ryder        N.Zealand   India       Napier     2008-09

 52  6   James Franklin     (first innings)

115  7   Brendon McCullum

 55  8   Daniel Vettori

(No.4 batsman, Ross Taylor had scored 151)

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 52  5   Ian Bell           England     Sri Lanka   Lord's     2011

 79  6   Eoin Morgan        (first innings)

126  7   Matt Prior

 54  8   Stuart Broad

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 98  5   Joe Root           England     New Zealand Lord's     2015

 92  6   Ben Stokes         (first innings)

 67  7   Jos Buttler

 58  8   Moeen Ali

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 63  5   Jermaine Blackwood W.Indies    India       Kingston   2016

137* 6   Roston Chase       (second innings)

 74  7   Shane Dowrich

 64* 8   Jason Holder

 

 

Quickest triple hundreds in Tests

 

Balls  Runs/Balls Batsman         For       Opponent Venue  Series

to 300

278   319(304)   Virender Sehwag  India     S.Africa Chennai 2007-08

362   380(437)   Matthew Hayden   Australia Zimbabwe Perth   2003-04

364   309(375)   Virender Sehwag  India     Pakistan Multan  2003-04

381   303*(381)  Karun Nair       India     England  Chennai 2016-17

393   333(437)   Chris Gayle      W.Indies  S.Lanka  Galle   2010-11

 

 

Quickest double hundreds in Tests

 

Balls Runs/Balls Batsman       For       Opponent Venue       Series

to 200

153  222(168) Nathan Astle     N.Zealand England  Christchurch 2001-02

163  258(198) Ben Stokes       England   S.Africa Cape Town    2015-16

168  293(254) Virender Sehwag  India     S.Lanka  Mumbai(BS)   2009-10

182  254(247) Virender Sehwag  India     Pakistan Lahore       2005-06

186  202(188) Brendon McCullum N.Zealand Pakistan Sharjah      2014-15

194  319(304) Virender Sehwag  India     S.Africa Chennai      2007-08

211  228(240) Herschelle Gibbs S.Africa  Pakistan Cape Town    2002-03

212  204*(213)Adam Gilchrist   Australia S.Africa Johannesburg 2001-02

220  208 (226)Ian Botham       England   India    The Oval     1982

221  333 (437)Chris Gayle      W.Indies  S.Lanka  Galle        2010-11

222  309 (375)Virender Sehwag  India     Pakistan Multan       2003-04

 

 

Quickest hundreds in Tests


Balls Runs/Balls Batsman        For   Opponent  Venue       Series

to 100

54   145 (79)    Brendon McCullum NZ  Australia Christchurch 2015-16

56   110 (58)    Viv Richards    WI   England   St.John's    1985-86

56   101*(57)    Misbah-ul-Haq   Pak  Australia Abu Dhabi    2014-15

57   102*(59)    Adam Gilchrist  Aus  England   Perth        2006-07

67   119 (85)    Jack Gregory    Aus  S.Africa  Johannesburg 1921-22

69   100 (72)    S.Chanderpaul   WI   Australia Georgetown   2002-03

69   180 (159)   David Warner    Aus  India     Perth        2011-12

70   102 (72)    Chris Gayle     WI   Australia Perth        2009-10

 

 

Fastest 250 in Test Cricket

 

196  258  (198)  Ben Stokes      Eng   S.Africa  Cape Town    2015-16

207  293         Virender Sehwag India S.Lanka   Mumbai       2009-10

225  319         Virender Sehwag India S.Africa  Chennai      2007-08

 

 

Quickest Test fifties in terms of balls faced

 

Balls Batsman         For         Opponent  Venue         Series

21  Misbah-ul-Haq     Pakistan    Australia Abu Dhabi      2014-15

23  David Warner      Australia   Pakistan  Sydney         2016-17

24  Jacques Kallis    S.Africa    Zimbabwe  Cape Town      2004-05

25  S.Shillingford    W.Indies    N.Zealand Kingston       2014

26  Shahid Afridi     Pakistan    India     Bangalore      2004-05

26  Mohammad Ashraful Bangladesh  India     Mirpur         2007

26  Dale Steyn        S.Africa    W.Indies  Port Elizabeth 2014-15

27  Yousuf Youhana    Pakistan    S.Africa  Cape Town      2002-03

28  Foffie Williams   W.Indies    England   Bridgetown     1947-48

28  Ian Botham        England     India     Delhi          1981-82

28  Chris Gayle       W.Indies    N.Zealand Port of Spain  2014

 

 

Quickest Test fifties in terms of minutes

 

Mts.Batsman           For        Opponent  Venue      Series

24  Misbah-ul-Haq     Pakistan   Australia Abu Dhabi  2014-15

27  Mohammad Ashraful Bangladesh India     Mirpur     2007

28  Jack Brown        England    Australia Melbourne  1894-95

29  Salim Durani      India      England   Kanpur     1963-64

30  Foffie Williams   W.Indies   England   Bridgetown 1947-48

30  Bruce Taylor      N.Zealand  W.Indies  Auckland   1968-69

 

 

Most runs in an over

Runs        Batsman      Bowler          Teams    Venue          Series

28(466444) BC Lara       RJ Peterson     WI  vs SA Johannesburg  2003-04

28(462466) GJ Bailey     JM Anderson     Aus vs Eng Perth        2013-14

27(666621) Shahid Afridi Harbhajan       Pak vs Ind Lahore       2005-06

26(444464) CD McMillan   Younis Khan     NZ  vs Pak Hamilton     2000-01

26(406664) BC Lara       Danish Kaneria  WI  vs Pak Multan       2006-07

26(446066) MG Johnson    PL Harris       Aus vs SA  Johannesburg 2008-09

26(466046) BB McCullum   RAS Lakmal      NZ  vs SL  Christchurch 2014-15

26(446660) HH Pandya     PM Pushpakumara Ind vs SL  Pallekele    2017

 

 

Highest strike rate in an innings (Minimum 100)



SR     Runs Balls Batsman         For       Opponent  Venue        Series

189.65 110*  58  Vivian Richards  W.Indies  England   St.John's    1985-86

183.54 145   79  Brendon McCullum N.Zealand Australia Christchurch 2015-16

177.19 101*  57  Misbah-ul-Haq    Pakistan  Australia Abu Dhabi    2014-15

172.88 102*  59  Adam Gilchrist   Australia England   Perth        2006-07

145.52 195  134  Brendon McCullum N.Zealand S.Lanka   Christchurch 2014-15

141.66 102   72  Chris Gayle      W.Indies  Australia Perth        2009-10

141.55 109   77  Mohd. Azharuddin India     S.Africa  Kolkata      1996-97

 


Highest strike rates in individual scores of 50-plus in Tests

 

SR     Runs Balls Batsman            For       Opponent   Venue       Series

216.00  54   25   Jacques Kallis     S.Africa  Zimbabwe   Cape Town    2004-05

207.14  58   28   Dale Steyn         S.Africa  W.Indies   P.Elizabeth  2014-15

203.70  55   27   David Warner       Australia Pakistan   Sydney       2016-17

192.50  77*  40   Tim Southee        N.Zealand England    Napier       2007-08

189.65 110*  58   Vivian Richards    W.Indies  England    St.John's    1985-86

183.54 145   79   Brendon McCullum   N.Zealand Australia  Christchurch 2015-16

182.75  53*  29   Shane Shillingford W.Indies  N.Zealand  Kingston     2014

177.19 101*  57   Misbah-ul-Haq      Pakistan  Australia  Abu Dhabi    2014-15

174.46  82   47   Chris Cairns       N.Zealand England    Lord's       2004

 

 

Most runs at tea on the first day of the Test

Batsman        Score Final For        Opponent   Venue     Series

                     score

Don Bradman     220   309* Australia  England    Leeds     1930

Shikhar Dhawan  190   190  India      Sri Lanka  Galle     2017

Jack Hobbs      180*  187  England    S.Africa   Cape Town 1910-11

 

 

Most sixes in a Test innings

 

6s Runs  B  Batsman          For      Opponent   Venue        Series

12 257* 363 Wasim Akram      Pakistan  Zimbabwe   Sheikhupura  1996-97

11 222  168 Nathan Astle     N.Zealand England    Christchurch 2001-02

11 380  437 Matthew Hayden   Australia Zimbabwe   Perth        2003-04

11 202  188 Brendon McCullum N.Zealand Pakistan   Sharjah      2014-15

11 195  134 Brendon McCullum N.Zealand Sri Lanka  Christchurch 2014-15

11 258  198 Ben Stokes       England   S.Africa   Cape Town    2015-16

10 336*  -  Wally Hammond    England   N.Zealand  Auckland     1932-33

 

 

Most sixes in Tests

 

6s  Inns Mt  Batsman           For

107  176 101 Brendon McCullum  New Zealand

100  137  96 Adam Gilchrist    Australia

 98  182 103 Chris Gayle       West Indies

 97  280 166 Jacques Kallis    South Africa/ICC

 91  180 104 Virender Sehwag   India/ICC

 88  232 131 Brian Lara        W.Indies/ICC

 

 

Most sixes at one venue

 

6s  Inns Mt  Batsman           For       Venue

23   13  8   Chris Cairns      N.Zealand Eden Park, Auckland

21   22 14   Brian Lara        W.Indies  S.John's, Antigua

20   13  8   Andrew Flintoff   England   Edgbaston, Birmingham

19   35 22   Jacques Kallis    S.Africa  Newlands, Cape Town

18    3  2   Brendon McCullum  N.Zealand Hagley Oval, Christchurch

18   14  9   Misbah-ul-Haq     Pakistan  Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

 

 

Batsmen hitting a six as their first scoring shot in their Test career

 

Batsman             For         Opponent   Bowler            Venue      Series

Eric Freeman        Australia   India      Erapalli Prasanna Brisbane   1967-68

Carlisle Best       W.Indies    England    Ian Botham        Kingston   1985-86

Keith Dabengwa      Zimbabwe    N.Zealand  Daniel Vettori    Bulawayo   2005-06

(Dabengwa did not score a run off his first 15 balls)

Dale Richards       W.Indies    Bangladesh Mashrafe Mortaza  Kingstown  2009

Shafiul Islam       Bangladesh  India      Amit Mishra       Chittagong 2009-10

Jahurul Islam       Bangladesh  England    Graeme Swann      Dhaka      2009-10

Al-Amin Hossain     Bangladesh  Sri Lanka  Rangana Herath    Dhaka      2013-14

Mark Craig          N.Zealand   W.Indies   Sulieman Benn     Kingston   2014

Dhananjaya de Silva S.Lanka     Australia  Steve O'Keefe     Pallekele   2016

 

 

Rival wicketkeepers posting hundreds in the same Test match

 

Wicketkeeper        Scores For           Venue       Series

Ajay Ratra            115* India         St.John's   2002

Ridley Jacobs         118  West Indies

 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni  110  India         Ahmedabad   2009-10

Prasanna Jayawardene  154* Sri Lana

 

Dinesh Chandimal      116* Sri Lanka     Galle       2012-13

Mushfiqur Raahim      200  Bangladesh

 

Wriddhiman Saha       106* India         Hyderabad   2016-17

Mushfiqur Raahim      127  Bangladesh

 

 

Most fifty-plus innings in a calendar year in Tests

 

Batsman          For Year  T  I NO  Runs  HS    Ave. 50+ 100 50

Virender Sehwag  Ind 2010 14 25  2  1422  173  61.82 13  5   8

Joe Root         Eng 2015 14 26  3  1385  182* 60.21 13  3  10

Joe Root         Eng 2016 17 32  2  1477  254  49.23 13  3  10

Vivian Richards  WI  1976 11 19  0  1710  291  90.00 12  7   5

Sunil Gavaskar   Ind 1979 17 26  0  1407  221  54.11 12  4   8

Jacques Kallis   SA  2004 11 21  5  1288  162  80.50 12  5   7

Ricky Ponting    Aus 2005 15 28  5  1544  207  67.13 12  6   6

Mohammad Yousuf  Pak 2006 11 19  1  1788  202  99.33 12  9   3

Graeme Smith     SA  2008 15 25  2  1656  232  72.00 12  6   6

Sachin Tendulkar Ind 2010 14 23  3  1562  214  78.10 12  7   5

Kumar Sangakkara SL  2014 11 21  1  1438  319  71.90 12  4   8

 

 

Highest Individual Innings on Captaincy debut in Tests

 

Score Inns Captain               For   Opponent  Venue         Series

239   1st  Graham Dowling         NZ    India    Christchurch 1967-68

203*  1st  Shivnarine Chanderpaul WI    S.Africa Georgetown   2004-05

191   1st  Clem Hill              Aus   England  Sydney       2010-11

190   1st  Joe Root               Eng   S.Africa Lord's       2017

173   1st  Alastair Cook          Eng   Bangla   Chittagong   2009-10

164*  1st  Vijay Hazare           India England  Delhi        1951-52

163   2nd  Clive Lloyd            WI    India    Bangalore    1974-75                

 

     

First batsman to post three hundreds in successive innings on Captaincy debut


Virat Kohli

 

115 & 141 vs Australia  Adelaide    2014-15

147 &  46 vs Australia  Sydney      2014-15

 

 

Captains with three successive fifty-plus innings in Tests

 

# Williamson (91, 113 & 68 not out) has posted three successive fifty-plus scores as captain and has joined Rohan Kanhai (84, 105 & 56), Kepler Wessels (59, 74 & 118) and Virat Kohli (115, 141 & 147), who have recorded the feat in their first three innings as captain.

 

Captains registering a century and a duck in the same Test match

 

Captain               For  Scores   Opponent     Venue     Series

                           1st 2nd

Colin Cowdrey (twice) Eng  119  0   West Indies  Port of Spain  1959-60

                           101  0   West Indies  Kingston       1967-68

 

Garry Sobers  (twice) WI     0 113* England      Kingston       1967-68

                           132  0   India        Port of Spain  1970-71

 

Bill Murdoch          Aus    0 153* England      The Oval       1880

GHS Trott             Aus    0 143  England      Lord's         1896

Don Bradman           Aus  138  0   England      Trent Bridge   1948

Peter May             Eng    0 112  South Africa Lord's         1955

Mike Gatting          Eng  100  0   Australia    Adelaide       1986-87

Arjuna Ranatunga      SL   127  0   Australia    Colombo, SSC   1992-93

Martin Crowe          NZ     0 107  Sri Lanka    Colombo, SSC   1992-93

Mike Atherton         Eng  144  0   West Indies  Georgetown     1993-94

Stephen Fleming       NZ   192  0   Pakistan     Hamilton       2003-04

Mohammad Ashraful     Ban    0 129* Sri Lanka    Colombo, PSS   2007

Mahela Jayawardene    SL   104  0   Australia    Hobart         2007-08

Andrew Strauss        Eng    0 110  Australia    Brisbane       2010-11

Graeme Smith          SA   122  0   Australia    Adelaide       2012-13

Michael Clarke        Aus  161* 0   South Africa Cape Town      2013-14

Misbah-ul-Haq         Pak  114  0   England      Lord's         2016

 

                       

Leading wicket-takers in Test Cricket

 

Bowler               For Tests  Wkts. Ave.   Best  5WI 10WM S.Rate

Muttiah Muralitharan SL   133   800   22.72  9/51  67  22   55.0

Shane Warne          Aus. 145   708   25.41  8/71  37  10   57.4

Anil Kumble          Ind. 132   619   29.65 10/74  35   8   65.9

Glenn McGrath        Aus. 124   563   21.64  8/24  29   3   51.9

Courtney Walsh       WI   132   519   24.44  7/37  22   3   57.8

James Anderson       Eng  129   506   27.39  7/42  24   3   55.8 

Kapil Dev            Ind. 131   434   29.64  9/83  23   2   63.9

Richard Hadlee       NZ    86   431   22.29  9/52  36   9   50.8

Shaun Pollock        SA   108   421   23.11  7/87  16   1   57.8

Dale Steyn           SA    85   417   22.30  7/51  26   5   41.4

Harbhajan Singh      Ind. 103   417   32.46  8/84  25   5   68.5

Wasim Akram          Pak. 104   414   23.62  7/119 25   5   54.6

Curtly Ambrose       WI    98   405   20.99  8/45  22   3   54.5

 

 

Bowlers with most wickets in a winning cause in Tests

 

Bowler                For  Tests Wkts. Ave.  Best  5WI 10WM  SR

Shane Warne          Aus    92   510  22.47  8/71  27   7    51.2
Muttiah Muralitharan SL     54   438  16.18  9/51  41  18    42.7
Glenn McGrath        Aus    84   414  19.19  8/24  18   3    47.7
Dale Steyn           SA     44   291  16.03  7/51  22   5    31.4
Anil Kumble          India  43   288  18.75  10/74 20   5    44.4
James Anderson       Eng    59   284  20.28  7/42  17   3    42.8
Malcolm Marshall     WI     43   254  16.78  7/22  17   4    38.1

Courtney Walsh       WI     52   239  19.72  7/37  10   2    46.2

Makhaya Ntini        SA     50   233  22.21  7/37  14   3    42.7

Curtly Ambrose       WI     44   229  16.86  8/45  13   3    44.4

Brett Lee            Aus    54   225  27.52  5/30   7   0    49.1

 

 

Non-Asian spinners with 200 wickets or more in Tests

 

Bowler            For  T  Wkts  Ave.  Best  5WI  10WM   SR

Shane Warne       Aus 145  708  25.41 8/71   37   10  57.4

Daniel Vettori    NZ  112  361  34.15 7/87   20    3  79.3

Lance Gibbs       WI   79  309  29.09 8/38   18    2  87.7

Derek Underwood   Eng  86  297  25.83 8/51   17    6  73.6

Nathan Lyon       Aus  69  269  31.83 8/50   12    2  60.8

Graeme Swann      Eng  60  255  29.96 6/65   17    3  60.1

Richie Benaud     Aus  63  248  27.03 7/72   16    1  77.0

Clarrie Grimmett  Aus  37  216  24.21 7/40   21    7  67.1

Stuart MacGill    Aus  44  208  29.02 8/108  12    2  54.0

 

 

Captains with most wickets in a Test match

 

Wkts   Captain             For       Opponent   Venue      Series

13/55  Courtney Walsh      W.Indies  N.Zealand  Wellington 1994-95

13/135 Waqar Younis        Pakistan  Zimbabwe   Karachi    1993-94

13/152 Rangana Herath      S.Lanka   Zimbabwe   Harare     2016-17

12/100 Fazal Mahmood       Pakistan  W.Indies   Dhaka      1958-59

11/79  Imran Khan          Pakistan  India      Karachi    1982-83

11/90  Arthur Gilligan     England   S.Africa   Birmingham 1924

11/96  Allan Border        Australia W.Indies   Sydney     1988-89

11/121 Imran Khan          Pakistan  W.Indies   Georgetown 1987-88

11/130 Intikhab Alam       Pakistan  N.Zealand  Dunedin    1972-73

 

 

Most expensive bowling figures by captains in Tests

 

Bowling       Captain        For      Opponent   Venue       Series

figures

53-4-187-1    Graeme Cremer  Zimbabwe  N.Zealand  Bulawayo    2016

58-7-178-3    Daniel Vettori N.Zealand India      Nagpur      2010-11

40-6-159-1    Rangana Herath S.Lanka   India      Galle       2017

45-6-158-4    Daniel Vettori N.Zealand England    Napier      2007-08

78.2-21-155-6 George Giffen  Australia England    Melbourne   1894-95

44-4-153-4    Freddie Brown  England   Australia  Sydney      1950-51

47-10-151-4   Ian Johnson    Australia England    Manchester  1956

48-6-150-4    Graeme Cremer  Zimbabwe  Sri Lanka  Colombo,RPS 2017

 

        

Most five-wicket hauls in the fourth innings

 

Bowler                 5WI  Innings  Tests

Rangana Herath         10     35      36

Muttiah Muralitharan    7     35      37

Shane Warne             7     53      60

 


Most ten-wicket hauls against different opponents

 

Bowler                 Teams

Muttiah Muralitharan    9

Rangana Herath          7

Ravichandran Ashwin     5

Richard Hadlee          5

Imran Khan              5

Anil Kumble             5

 

 

Five-wicket hauls against all the opponents

 

Bowler                 Teams

Muttiah Muralitharan    9

Dale Steyn              9

Rangana Herath          9

 

                              

Three players playing in their respective 100th Tests in the same match



Jacques Kallis, Shaun Pollock   South Africa vs New Zealand

& Stephen Fleming               at Centurion in April 2006

 

 

Best bowling in an innings

 

Wkts. Bowler          For       Opponents     Venue         Series

10/53 Jim Laker   England Australia  Manchester 1956

10/74 Anil Kumble India   Pakistan   Delhi      1998-99

 

 

Most wickets in a Test match

 

19/90  Jim Laker            England   Australia  Manchester   1956

17/159 Sydney Barnes        England   S.Africa   Johannesburg 1913-14

16/136 Narendra Hirwani     India     W.Indies   Chennai      1987-88

16/137 Bob Massie           Australia England    Lord's       1972

16/220 Muttiah Muralitharan S.Lanka   England    The Oval     1998

 

 

Two left-arm spinners taking four or more wickets in a Test innings

 

Bowlers            Wkts  For         Opponent    Venue       Series

Roy Kilner         4/51  England     Australia   Adelaide    1924-25

Frank Woolley      4/77  

 

Hedley Verity      4/104 England     India       Chennai     1933-34

James Langridge    5/63

 

Rangana Herath     4/49  Sri Lanka   Australia   Pallekele   2016

Lakshan Sandakan   4/58 

 

      

All-rounders - 5000 runs + 200 wickets

 

             M  I  NO  Runs HS  Ave.  100 Wkts.Ave. 5WI 10WM Ct

Kallis     166 280 40 13289 224  55.37 45 292 32.65  5   -  200

Sobers      93 160 21  8032 365* 57.78 26 235 34.03  6   -  109

Kapil      131 184 15  5248 163  31.05  8 434 29.64 23   2   64

Botham     102 161  6  5200 208  33.54 14 383 28.40 27   4  120

 

 

All-rounders - 100 runs and nine wickets in the same Test match

 

Runs 1st 2nd  Wkts    Ct All-rounder      For  Opponent Venue      Season

114  114 DNB  13/106  0  Ian Botham       Eng  India    Mumbai     1979-80

117  117 DNB  11/180  0  Imran Khan       Pak  India    Faisalabad 1982-83

124   44  80  11/222  1  Alan Davidson    Aus  WI       Brisbane   1960-61

143  137   6  10/124  0  Shakib Al Hasan  Ban  Zimbabwe Khulna     2014-15

110  106   4   9/89   1  Jimmy Sinclair   SA   England  Cape Town  1898-99

103   64  39*  9/103  1  Mitchell Johnson Aus  England  Brisbane   2013-14

131   55* 76   9/133  2  Daniel Vettori   NZ   Ban.     Chittagong 2008-09

100  100 DNB   9/154  1  Richie Benaud    Aus  SA     Johannesburg 1957-58

117  103  14   9/190  0  Ravichandran     Ind  WI       Mumbai     2011-12

                         Ashwin     

 

 

All-rounders facing 200-plus balls as a batsman apart from taking 10 wickets in the same Test

 

Runs      Balls  Wkts       All-rounder    For        Opponent   Venue    Series

          faced 

1st  2nd         1st  2nd

75   16*   365   7/46 4/50  Allan Border   Australia  W.Indies   Sydney   1988-89

33*  36    219   5/47 5/43  Chaminda Vaas  S.Lanka    N.Zealand  Napier   1994-95

85*  -     263   4/31 6/82  Michael Bevan  Australia  W.Indies   Adelaide 1996-97

35*  23    204   6/70 5/32  Chris Woakes   England    Pakistan   Lord's   2016

 

 

All-rounders with 400-plus runs and 20-plus wickets in a Test series

 

All-rounder      For  Vs        Series  M  Runs  HS 100  Ave. Wkts Best  Ave. 5WI  Ct

Gary Sobers  (2) WI   India     1961-62 5  424  153  2  70.66  23  5/63  20.56  1  11

                      England   1966    5  722  174  3 103.14  20  5/41  27.25  1  10

Aubrey Faulkner  SA   England   1909-10 5  545  123  1  60.55  29  6/87  21.89  2   7

George Giffen    Aus  England   1894-95 5  475  161  1  52.77  34  6/155 24.11  3   6

Jack Gregory     Aus  England   1920-21 5  442  100  1  73.66  23  7/69  24.17  1  15

Keith Miller     Aus  W.Indies  1955    5  439  147  3  73.16  20  6/107 32.05  1   1

Tony Greig       Eng  W.Indies  1973-74 5  430  148  2  47.77  24  8/86  22.62  3   7

Andrew Flintoff  Eng  Australia 2005    5  402  102  1  40.20  24  5/78  27.29  1   3

 

 

All-rounders with 250-plus runs and 25-plus wickets in a Test series

 

All-rounder     For  Vs        Series  M  Runs HS 100  Ave. Wkts Best  Ave. 5WI Ct

Ian Botham      Eng  Australia 1981    6  399  149* 2  36.27  34  6/95  20.58 3 12

Ian Botham      Eng  Australia 1985    6  250   85  0  31.25  31  5/109 27.58 1  8

Aubrey Faulkner SA   England   1909-10 5  545  123  1  60.55  29  6/87  21.89 2  7 

George Giffen   Aus  England   1894-95 5  475  161  1  52.77  34  6/155 24.11 3  6 

Richie Benaud   Aus  S.Africa  1957-58 5  329  122  2  54.83  30  5/49  21.93 4  5

Ravichandran Ashwin

Trevor Goddard  SA   Australia 1966-67 5  294   74  0  32.66  26  6/53  16.23 1  6

Kapil Dev       Ind  Pakistan  1979-80 6  278   84  0  30.88  32  7/56  17.68 3  3

Moeen Ali       Eng  S.Africa  2017    4  252   87  0  36.00  25  6/53  15.64 2  3  

 

 

Most dismissals by wicketkeepers

 

Wicketkeeper          For           Dis. Ct. St. Tests Innings

Mark Butcher          S.Africa/ICC  555 532  23   147    281

Adam Gilchrist        Australia     416 379  37    96    191

Ian Healy             Australia     395 366  29   119    224

Rodney Marsh          Australia     355 343  12    96    182

Mahendra Singh Dhoni  India         294 256  38    90    166

 

 

Most catches by fielders

 

Catches Matches Innings Fielder              For

210      164     301    Rahul Dravid         India/ICC

205      149     270    Mahela Jayawardene   Sri Lanka
200      166     315    Jacques Kallils      South Africa/ICC
196      168     328    Ricky Ponting        Australia


Five catches in a Test innings

 

Fielder              For        Opponent   Venue       Season

Vic Richardson       Australia  S.Africa   Durban      1935-36

Yajurvinra Singh     India      England    Bangalore   1976-77

Mohammad Azharuddin  India      Pakistan   Karachi     1989-90

Kris Srikkanth       India      Australia  Perth       1991-92

Stephen Fleming      N.Zealand  Zimbabwe   Harare      1997-98

Graeme Smith         S.Africa   Australia  Perth       2012-13

Darren Sammy         W.Indies   India      Mumbai      2013-14

Darren Bravo         W.Indies   Bangladesh Kingstown   2014-15

Ajinkya Rahane       India      Sri Lanka  Galle       2015-16

Jermaine Blackwood   W.Indies   Sri Lanka  Colombo,PSS 2015-16

 

 

Most catches in a Test match

 

Ct. Fielder             For          Opponent   Venue       Season

8   Ajinkya Rahane      India        S.Lanka    Galle       2015-16

7   Greg Chappell       Australia    England    Perth       1974-75

7   Yajurvindra Singh   India        England    Bangalore   1976-77

7   Hashan Tillakaratne Sri Lanka    N.Zealand  Colombo,SSC 1992-93

7   Stephen Fleming     New Zealand  Zimbabwe   Harare      1997-98

7   Matthew Hayden      Australia    S.Lanka    Galle       2003-04

 

 

Players receiving Man of the Series awards in their debut Test series 


Player              For Mt Runs Ave. 100 Wkts  Ave. Ct  Opponent   Series

Sourav Ganguly      Ind 2  315 105.00  2   6  20.83  0  England    1996 

Jacques Rudolph     SA  2  293 293.00  1   -    -    2  Bangladesh 2003
Stuart Clark        Aus 3   31  15.50  -  20  15.85  2  S.Africa   2005-06

Ajantha Mendis      SL  3   19   6.33  -  26  18.38  1  India      2008

James Pattinson     Aus 2   33  11.00  -  14  14.00  0  N.Zealand  2011-12

Vernon Philander    SA  2   27   9.00  -  14  13.92  0  Australia  2011-12

Ravichandran Ashwin Ind 3  121  40.33  1  22  22.90  0  W.Indies   2011-12

Rohit Sharma        Ind 2  288 288.00  2   -    -    3  W.Indies   2013-14

Mehedi Hasan Miraz  Ban 2    5   1.25  -  19  15.63  0  England    2016-17

 

 

Highest Partnerships

 

Runs Wkt.Pair                  Details

624  3rd Kumar Sangakkara &    Sri Lanka vs. South Africa at

         Mahela Jayawardene    Colombo, SSC in 2006

 

576  2nd Sanath Jayasuriya &   Sri Lanka vs. India at

         Roshan Mahanama       Colombo, RPS in 1997

 

467  3rd Andrew Jones &        New Zealand vs.Sri Lanka at

         Martin Crowe          Wellington in 1990-91

 

451  2nd Bill Ponsford &       Australia vs. England at

         Don Bradman           The Oval in 1934.

 

451  3rd Mudassar Nazar &      Pakistan vs. India at

         Javed Miandad         Hyderabad (Sind) in 1982-83.

 

 

Highest run-rate in a partnership of 150 or more

 

RR   Runs Balls Wkt Pair             For       Opponent   Venue        Series

9.76 179  110   5th Corey Anderson/  N.Zealand Australia  Christchurch 2015-16

                    Brendon McCullum

8.10 162* 120   6th Michael Clarke/  Australia England    Perth        2006-07

                    Adam Gilchrist

7.90 170  129   6th Kamran Akmal/    Pakistan  India      Lahore       2005-06

                    Shahid Afridi

7.84 153  117   5th Brendon McCullum N.Zealand S.Lanka    Christchurch 2014-15

                    James Neesham

6.98 178  153   2nd Hashim Amla/     S.Africa  Australia  Perth        2012-13

                    Graeme Smith

6.91 399  346   6th Jonny Bairstow/  England   S.Africa   Cape Town    2015-16

                    Ben Stokes

6.88 233  203   6th Adam Gilchrist/  Australia Zimbabwe   Perth        2003-04

                    Matthew Hayden

6.75 171  152   3rd Marvan Atapattu  Sri Lanka Bangladesh Colombo,SSC  2001-02

                    Mahela Jayawardene

 

 

Century Partnership by the same pair for the first wicket in both the innings

 

Pair                            For  1st  2nd   Opponent   Venue           Series

                                     innings

Jack Hobbs/Herbert Sutcliffe    Eng  157  110   Australia  Sydney          1924-25

Bob Catterall/Bruce Mitchell    SA   119  171   England    Birmingham      1929

Len Hutton/Cyril Washbrook      Eng  137  100   Australia  Adelaide        1946-47

Len Hutton/Cyril Washbrook      Eng  168  129   Australia  Leeds           1948

Geoff Boycott/John Edrich       Eng  107  103   Australia  Adelaide        1970-71

Mark Greatbatch/Rod Latham      NZ   116  102   Zimbabwe   Bulawayo        1992-93

Imran Farhat/Taufeeq Umar       Pak  109  134   S.Africa   Lahore          2003-04

Alastair Cook/Michael Vaughan   Eng  133  107   S.Lanka    Colombo,SSC     2007-08

Joe Burns/David Warner          Aus  161  237   N.Zealand  Brisbane        2015-16

Stephen Cook/Dean Elgar         SA   104  116   S.Lanka    Port Elizabeth  2016-17

 

 

Highest Innings Totals

 

Runs   Overs R.R. Team         Opponent     Venue       Series

952/6d 271.0 3.51 Sri Lanka    India        Colombo,RPS 1997

903/7d 335.2 2.69 England      Australia    The Oval    1938

849    258.2 3.28 England      West Indies  Kingston    1930

790/3d 208.1 3.79 West Indies  Pakistan     Kingston    1957-58

765/6d 248.5 3.07 Pakistan     Sri Lanka    Karachi     2008-09

760/7d 202.4 3.75 Sri Lanka    India        Ahmedabad   2009-10

758/8d 245.4 3.08 Australia    West Indies  Kingston    1955

756/5d 185.1 4.08 Sri Lanka    South Africa Colombo,SSC 2006

751/5d 202.0 3.71 West Indies  England      St.John's   2003-04

749/9d 194.4 3.84 West Indies  England      Bridgetown  2008-09

747    235.2 3.17 West Indies  South Africa St.John's   2004-05

735/6d 146.3 5.01 Australia    Zimbabwe     Perth       2003-04

730/6d 187.5 3.88 Sri Lanka    Bangladesh   Dhaka       2013-14

729/6d 232.0 3.14 Australia    England      Lord's      1930

726/9d 163.3 4.44 India        Sri Lanka    Mumbai, BS  2009-10

 

 

Quickest 200-plus Team Totals in Tests

 

Run Rate Score  Overs  Team        Opponent  Venue         Series

7.53     241/2d 32.0   Australia   Pakistan  Sydney        2016-17

6.80     340/3d 50.0   S.Africa    Zimbabwe  Cape Town     2004-05

6.28     264/4d 42.0   Australia   N.Zealand Brisbane      2015-16

6.27     251/6d 40.0   Australia   India     Sydney        2014-15

6.12     237/6d 38.4   England     W.Indies  Port of Spain 2008-09

5.80     296    51.0   Australia   S.Africa  Johannesburg  1902-03

 

 

India's highest run-rate in a total of 200-plus is 5.30 while scoring

410/1 (77.2 overs) vs Pakistan at Lahore in 2005-06

 

 

Highest successful chases in the fourth innings in Tests

 

Score Overs RPO  For           Vs         Venue       Series

418/7 128.5 3.24 West Indies   Australia  St.John's   2002-03

414/4 119.2 3.46 South Africa  Australia  Perth       2008-09

406/4 147.0 2.76 India         W.Indies   POS         1975-76

404/3 114.1 3.53 Australia     England    Leeds       1948

391/6 114.5 3.40 Sri Lanka     Zimbabwe   Colombo,RPS 2017

387/4  98.3 3.92 India         England    Chennai     2008-09

382/3 103.1 3.70 Pakistan      Sri Lanka  Pallekele   2015

 

 

Lowest Innings Totals

 

 26     27.0 0.96 New Zealand  England    Auckland       1954-55

 30   18.4x5 1.91 South Africa England    Port Elizabeth 1895-96

 30     12.3 2.40 South Africa England    Birmingham     1924

 35   22.4x5 1.84 South Africa England    Cape Town      1898-99

 36     23,2 1.54 South Africa Australia  Melbourne      1931-32

 36     23.0 1.56 Australia    England    Birmingham     1902

 42     39.0 1.07 New Zealand  Australia  Wellington     1945-46

 42   37.3x4 1.66 Australia    England    Sydney         1887-88

 42     17.0 2.47 India        England    Lord's         1974

 

 

Biggest wins - by an innings

 

Result             For         Opponent     Venue        Series

Innings & 579 runs England     Australia    The Oval     1938

Innings & 360 runs Australia   South Africa Johannesburg 2001-02

Innings & 336 runs West Indies India        Kolkata      1958-59

Innings & 332 runs Australia   England      Brisbane     1946-47

Innings & 324 runs Pakistan    New Zealand  Lahore       2001-02

Innings & 322 runs West Indies New Zealand  Wellington   1994-95

Innings & 310 runs West Indies Bangladesh   Dhaka        2002-03

Innings & 301 runs New Zealand Zimbabwe     Napier       2011-12

 

 

By runs

 

675 runs          England     Australia    Brisbane     1928-29

562 runs          Australia   England      The Oval     1934

530 runs          Australia   South Africa Melbourne    1910-11

491 runs          Australia   Pakistan     Perth        2004-05

465 runs          Sri Lanka   Bangladesh   Chittagong   2008-09

425 runs          West Indies England      Manchester   1976

409 runs          Australia   England      Lord's       1948

408 runs          West Indies Australia    Adelaide     1979-80

405 runs          Australia   England      Lord's       2015

 

 

Narrowest wins - by runs

 

1   run            West Indies Australia    Adelaide     1992-93

2   runs           England     Australia    Birmingham   2005

3   runs           Australia   England      Manchester   1902

3   runs           England     Australia    Melbourne    1982-83

5   runs           S.Africa    Australia    Sydney       1993-94

6   runs           Australia   England      Sydney       1884-85

7   runs           Australia   England      The Oval     1882

7   runs           S.Africa    Sri Lanka    Kandy        2000

7   runs           N.Zealand   Australia    Hobart       2011-12

10  runs           England     Australia    Sydney       1894-95

 

 

Most sixes in a Test innings

 

6s 4s Total  Team           Opponent     Venue        Series

22 66 690    New Zealand    Pakistan     Sharjah      2014-15

17 83 735/6d Australia      Zimbabwe     Perth        2003-04

15 83 643    Pakistan       New Zealand  Lahore       2001-02

15 76 726/9d India          Sri Lanka    Mumbai (BS)  2009-10

15 42 543/6d South Africa   West Indies  Basseterre   2010

14 46 441    New Zealand    Sri Lanka    Christchurch 2014-15

14 72 629/6d England        South Africa Cape Town    2015-16

13 58 553    Pakistan       Zimbabwe     Sheikhupura  1996-97

13 74 595    New Zealand    South Africa Auckland     2003-04

13 45 462    Pakistan       England      Faisalabad   2005-06

 

 

Nine countries playing Tests in a particular month

 

November 2000

India     vs Bangladesh

England   vs Pakistan

S.Africa  vs New Zealand

India     vs Zimbabwe

Australia vs West Indies

 

March 2006

India     vs England

S.Lanka   vs Bangladesh

N.Zealand vs West Indies

Australia vs South Africa

S.Lanka   vs Pakistan

 

August 2016

England   vs Pakistan

S.Lanka   vs Australia

N.Zealand vs Zimbabwe

W.Indies  vs India

S.Africa  vs New Zealand