Most Runs in an Innings in Test - Highest Runs in Test Innings

In this blog let us know about the batsman with highest runs in Test innings

BC Lara (Brian Charles Lara), west Indies top cricket player, Left-handed batsman, holds the record for most runs in an innings in test cricket career, scoring 400*runs facing 582 balls in 778 minutes which includes 43 fours and four sixes against England team on the 10th April 2004 

ML Hayden and top most scorer same cricketer BC Lara hold 2nd and 3rd most run scorer in an innings in test cricket, respectively.

PlayerRunsMinsBalls4s6sTeamOppositionGroundMatch DateScorecard
BC Lara400*778582434West Indiesv EnglandSt John’s10 Apr 2004Test # 1696
ML Hayden3806224373811Australiav ZimbabwePerth9 Oct 2003Test # 1661
BC Lara375766538450West Indiesv EnglandSt John’s16 Apr 1994Test # 1259
DPMD Jayawardene374752572431Sri Lankav South AfricaColombo (SSC)27 Jul 2006Test # 1810
GS Sobers365*614380West Indiesv PakistanKingston26 February 1958Test # 450
L Hutton364797847350Englandv AustraliaThe Oval20 August 1938Test # 266
ST Jayasuriya340799578362Sri Lankav IndiaColombo (RPS)2 Aug 1997Test # 1374
Hanif Mohammad337970240Pakistanv West IndiesBridgetown17 Jan 1958Test # 446
WR Hammond336*3183410Englandv New ZealandAuckland31 Mar 1933Test # 226
DA Warner335*554418391Australiav PakistanAdelaide29 Nov 2019Test # 2372

1. Brian Lara (West Indies) – Highest Runs in Test Innings 

Brian Lara (West Indies) - Highest Runs in Test Innings 

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BC Lara west Indies cricket player has scored the most runs in an innings in his test cricket career, scoring 400*runs, , He is considered one of the greatest cricketers in international cricket history

Lara was a left-handed batsman and Trinidadian former international cricketer.

Lara was an actor, entertainer, magician, Savoriur, and leader and played most of the roles effortlessly. Lara is One of the greatest batsmen in the West Indies team.

Lara holds several records in cricket history. He holds the record for highest individual score in first-class cricket with a score 501* against Durham in 1994

He set the record for the highest individual test score as captain (400*)

In terms of the number of innings, He is the fastest 10,000 and 11,000 run scorer in test cricket.

On a losing team in a Test, he has scored the most runs (351 total) ever in cricket history.

2. ML Hayden (Australia) – second Highest Runs in Test Innings 

ML Hayden (Australia) - second Highest Runs in Test Innings

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ML Hayden Australian cricket player, has scored 2nd most runs in an innings in test cricket career, scoring 380 runs facing 437 balls in 622 minutes which includes 38 fours and 11 sixes against Zimbabwe team on 9th October 2003

Hayden (Matthew Lawrence Hayden ) is an Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer. He has played for 15 years in the Australian cricket team. 

He holds the record for the highest individual score by an Australian batsman with 380 against Zimbabwe during Zimbabwe’s 2003 tour of Australia. He is primarily regarded as one of the best openers in Test cricket.

3. Brian Lara (West Indies) – Third Highest Runs in Test Innings 

BC Lara West Indies cricket player has scored third most runs in an innings in test cricket career scoring 375 runs facing 538 balls in 766 minutes which includes 45 fours against England team on 16th April 1994

4. DPMD Jayawardene (Srilanka) – Fourth Highest Runs in Test Innings 

DPMD Jayawardene (Srilanka) - Fourth Highest Runs in Test Innings 

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DPMD Jayawardene Srilankan cricket player has scored fourth most runs in an innings in test cricket career scoring 374 runs facing 572 balls in 752 minutes which includes 43 fours and single six against South  team on 27th July 2006

DPMD Jayawardene(Denagamage Praboth Mahela de Silva ) was a Sri Lankan cricketer who is the present consultant coach of the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team 

In 2006 during the England cricket tour, Jayawardene was the Sri Lankan national team captain.

He is the record holder for the highest score (374 runs) in test cricket history by a Sri Lankan 

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5. GS Sobers (West Indies) – Fifth Highest Runs in Test Innings 

GS Sobers (West Indies) - Fifth Highest Runs in Test Innings 

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GS Sobers, West Indies cricket player, has scored fifth most runs in an innings in test cricket career, scoring 365* runs in 614 minutes which includes 38 fours against Pakistan cricket team on 26th Feb 1958

Garry Sobers(Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers) is the finest all-rounder in the modern era of cricket history who played for the West Indies team.

The legendary Sir Garfield Sobers of West Indies was the first batsman in game history to hit six sixes in an over.

6. Hutton (England) – Sixth Highest Runs in Test Innings 

 Ley Hutton, Greatest opening batsman of cricket history 

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L Hutton English cricket player, holds the record of sixth most runs scorer in an innings in his test cricket career, scoring 364 runs in 797 minutes facing, which includes 38 fours against the Australian cricket team on 20th August 1938

Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack  recognized Hutton as “one of the finest batsmen in cricket history.” 

He became the first professional cricketer of the 20th Century to captain England in the test cricket format 

7. Jayasuriya (Srilanka) – Seventh Runs in Test Innings 

Jayasuriya (Srilanka) - Seventh Runs in Test Innings 

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Sanath Jayasuriya Srilankan cricket player holds the record of seventh most runs scorer in an innings in test cricket career scoring 340 runs in 799 minutes facing 578 balls which includes 36 fours and two sixers against Indian cricket team on 2nd August 1997

ST Jayasuriya (Sanath Teran Jayasuriya) is a well-known batsman. He is a former cricketer and captain of Sri Lanka. 

Jayasuriya was an allrounder and great attacking batsman in cricket history who had two decades of an international career. 

He is the only cricket player to score more than 10,000 runs and take 300+ tremendous wickets in ODI cricket. 

He is recognized for his powerful striking and match-winning all-around performances in international cricket.

He has scored the most runs in a two-match test series. In a 1997 two-match series against India, he scored 571 runs.

Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama hold the record for the highest partnership for the 2nd wicket in international test cricket.

8. Hanif Mohammad – Eighth Highest Runs in Test Innings 

Hanif Mohammad - Eighth Highest Runs in Test Innings 

Hanif Mohammed 

Hanif Mohammad Pakistan cricket player, holds the record of Eighth most runs scorer in an innings in his test cricket career, scoring 337 runs in 970 minutes which includes 24 fours against the West Indies cricket team on January 17 1958

Hanif is considered one of the best batsmen in the world though he has played very few test matches (55) 

Hanif’s highest score was 337 runs against the West Indies. He holds the world record for scoring the slowest triple century (858 minutes) only player in Test history to have spent over 970 minutes to score a triple century in test cricket.

Unfortunately, on August 11, 2016, he left the world. 

9. Hammond – Ninth Highest Runs in Test Innings 

Greatest batsman on the off-side, wally hammond.

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WR Hammond (Walter Reginald Hammond) was an international English first-class cricketer

Sadly, Hammond passed away on 1 July 1965, Kloof, Kloof, South Africa

WR Hammond British cricket player, holds the record of ninth most runs scorer in an innings in his test cricket career, scoring 336* runs in just 318 minutes which includes 34 fours and 10 incredible sixers against the New zealand cricket team on 31st March 1933

10.  David Warner (Australia)  – Tenth Highest Runs in Test Innings 

David Warner (Australia)  - Tenth Highest Runs in Test Innings 

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DA Warner Australian cricket player, holds the record of the tenth most runs scorer in an innings in his test cricket career, scoring 335 runs just in 554 minutes facing 418 balls which includes 39 fours and one sixers against the Pakistan cricket team on the 29th November 2019

DA Warner (David Warner) is an Australian international cricketer, and he was the former captain of the Australia National cricket team.

In 132 years, Warner is the first cricketer from Australia to be chosen for a national team in any format without having played first-class cricket. 

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