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Player Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
BC Lara 400* 778 582 43 4 West Indies v England St John's 10 Apr 2004 Test # 1696
ML Hayden 380 622 437 38 11 Australia v Zimbabwe Perth 9 Oct 2003 Test # 1661
BC Lara 375 766 538 45 0 West Indies v England St John's 16 Apr 1994 Test # 1259
DPMD Jayawardene 374 752 572 43 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 2006 Test # 1810
GS Sobers 365* 614 - 38 0 West Indies v Pakistan Kingston 26 Feb 1958 Test # 450
L Hutton 364 797 847 35 0 England v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 1938 Test # 266
ST Jayasuriya 340 799 578 36 2 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (RPS) 2 Aug 1997 Test # 1374
Hanif Mohammad 337 970 - 24 0 Pakistan v West Indies Bridgetown 17 Jan 1958 Test # 446
WR Hammond 336* 318 - 34 10 England v New Zealand Auckland 31 Mar 1933 Test # 226
MA Taylor 334* 720 564 32 1 Australia v Pakistan Peshawar 15 Oct 1998 Test # 1426
DG Bradman 334 383 448 46 0 Australia v England Leeds 11 Jul 1930 Test # 196
GA Gooch 333 628 485 43 3 England v India Lord's 26 Jul 1990 Test # 1148
CH Gayle 333 653 437 34 9 West Indies v Sri Lanka Galle 15 Nov 2010 Test # 1977
MJ Clarke 329* 609 468 39 1 Australia v India Sydney 3 Jan 2012 Test # 2027
Inzamam-ul-Haq 329 579 436 38 9 Pakistan v New Zealand Lahore 1 May 2002 Test # 1600
A Sandham 325 600 640 28 0 England v West Indies Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
V Sehwag 319 530 304 42 5 India v South Africa Chennai 26 Mar 2008 Test # 1870
KC Sangakkara 319 551 482 32 8 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Chittagong 4 Feb 2014 Test # 2117
CH Gayle 317 630 483 37 3 West Indies v South Africa St John's 29 Apr 2005 Test # 1750
Younis Khan 313 760 568 27 4 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Karachi 21 Feb 2009 Test # 1909
HM Amla 311* 790 529 35 0 South Africa v England The Oval 19 Jul 2012 Test # 2049
RB Simpson 311 762 740 23 1 Australia v England Manchester 23 Jul 1964 Test # 564
JH Edrich 310* 532 450 52 5 England v New Zealand Leeds 8 Jul 1965 Test # 593
V Sehwag 309 531 375 39 6 India v Pakistan Multan 28 Mar 2004 Test # 1693
RM Cowper 307 727 589 20 0 Australia v England Melbourne 11 Feb 1966 Test # 601
DG Bradman 304 430 473 43 2 Australia v England Leeds 20 Jul 1934 Test # 236
LG Rowe 302 612 430 36 1 West Indies v England Bridgetown 6 Mar 1974 Test # 734
BB McCullum 302 775 559 32 4 New Zealand v India Wellington 14 Feb 2014 Test # 2120
DG Bradman 299* 396 - 23 0 Australia v South Africa Adelaide 29 Jan 1932 Test # 215
MD Crowe 299 610 523 29 3 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Wellington 31 Jan 1991 Test # 1162
AN Cook 294 773 545 33 0 England v India Birmingham 10 Aug 2011 Test # 2003
V Sehwag 293 366 254 40 7 India v Sri Lanka Mumbai (BS) 2 Dec 2009 Test # 1937
IVA Richards 291 472 386 38 0 West Indies v England The Oval 12 Aug 1976 Test # 781
RR Sarwan 291 698 452 30 2 West Indies v England Bridgetown 26 Feb 2009 Test # 1911
RE Foster 287 419 - 37 0 England v Australia Sydney 11 Dec 1903 Test # 78
KC Sangakkara 287 675 457 35 0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 2006 Test # 1810
PBH May 285* 600 - 25 2 England v West Indies Birmingham 30 May 1957 Test # 439
VVS Laxman 281 631 452 44 0 India v Australia Kolkata 11 Mar 2001 Test # 1535
Javed Miandad 280* 696 460 19 1 Pakistan v India Hyderabad (Sind) 14 Jan 1983 Test # 946
AB de Villiers 278* 601 418 23 6 South Africa v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 20 Nov 2010 Test # 1979
DCS Compton 278 287 - 34 1 England v Pakistan Nottingham 1 Jul 1954 Test # 388
BC Lara 277 474 372 38 0 West Indies v Australia Sydney 2 Jan 1993 Test # 1208
GC Smith 277 541 373 35 0 South Africa v England Birmingham 24 Jul 2003 Test # 1651
DJ Cullinan 275* 658 490 27 2 South Africa v New Zealand Auckland 27 Feb 1999 Test # 1446
G Kirsten 275 878 642 26 0 South Africa v England Durban 26 Dec 1999 Test # 1480
DPMD Jayawardene 275 610 435 27 1 Sri Lanka v India Ahmedabad 16 Nov 2009 Test # 1933
SP Fleming 274* 653 476 28 1 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 25 Apr 2003 Test # 1641
RG Pollock 274 417 401 43 0 South Africa v Australia Durban 5 Feb 1970 Test # 671
Zaheer Abbas 274 544 467 38 0 Pakistan v England Birmingham 3 Jun 1971 Test # 687
Javed Miandad 271 558 465 28 5 Pakistan v New Zealand Auckland 24 Feb 1989 Test # 1116
GA Headley 270* 495 - 30 0 West Indies v England Kingston 14 Mar 1935 Test # 241
DG Bradman 270 458 375 22 0 Australia v England Melbourne 1 Jan 1937 Test # 257
R Dravid 270 740 495 34 1 India v Pakistan Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004 Test # 1697
KC Sangakkara 270 468 365 36 2 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 14 May 2004 Test # 1699
GN Yallop 268 716 517 29 0 Australia v Pakistan Melbourne 26 Dec 1983 Test # 973
BA Young 267* 605 422 37 0 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Dunedin 7 Mar 1997 Test # 1358
PA de Silva 267 509 380 40 0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 31 Jan 1991 Test # 1162
Younis Khan 267 690 504 32 1 Pakistan v India Bangalore 24 Mar 2005 Test # 1743
WH Ponsford 266 460 422 27 0 Australia v England The Oval 18 Aug 1934 Test # 237
DL Houghton 266 675 541 30 3 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Bulawayo 20 Oct 1994 Test # 1271
DL Amiss 262* 570 563 40 1 England v West Indies Kingston 16 Feb 1974 Test # 732
SP Fleming 262 576 423 31 2 New Zealand v South Africa Cape Town 27 Apr 2006 Test # 1800
RR Sarwan 261* 573 402 32 0 West Indies v Bangladesh Kingston 4 Jun 2004 Test # 1703
FMM Worrell 261 335 - 35 2 West Indies v England Nottingham 20 Jul 1950 Test # 325
CC Hunte 260 - - 28 1 West Indies v Pakistan Kingston 26 Feb 1958 Test # 450
Javed Miandad 260 617 521 28 1 Pakistan v England The Oval 6 Aug 1987 Test # 1079
MN Samuels 260 618 455 31 3 West Indies v Bangladesh Khulna 21 Nov 2012 Test # 2060
MJ Clarke 259* 582 398 26 0 Australia v South Africa Brisbane 9 Nov 2012 Test # 2056
GM Turner 259 704 759 22 0 New Zealand v West Indies Georgetown 6 Apr 1972 Test # 696
GC Smith 259 574 370 34 0 South Africa v England Lord's 31 Jul 2003 Test # 1653
TW Graveney 258 471 - 30 0 England v West Indies Nottingham 4 Jul 1957 Test # 441
SM Nurse 258 476 - 34 1 West Indies v New Zealand Christchurch 13 Mar 1969 Test # 652
Wasim Akram 257* 490 363 22 12 Pakistan v Zimbabwe Sheikhupura 17 Oct 1996 Test # 1336
RT Ponting 257 590 458 25 0 Australia v India Melbourne 26 Dec 2003 Test # 1678
RB Kanhai 256 400 - 42 0 West Indies v India Kolkata 31 Dec 1958 Test # 463
KF Barrington 256 683 - 26 0 England v Australia Manchester 23 Jul 1964 Test # 564
DJ McGlew 255* 534 - 19 0 South Africa v New Zealand Wellington 6 Mar 1953 Test # 368
DG Bradman 254 341 376 25 0 Australia v England Lord's 27 Jun 1930 Test # 195
V Sehwag 254 328 247 47 1 India v Pakistan Lahore 13 Jan 2006 Test # 1781
HM Amla 253* 675 473 22 0 South Africa v India Nagpur 6 Feb 2010 Test # 1951
ST Jayasuriya 253 490 348 33 4 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Faisalabad 20 Oct 2004 Test # 1716
WR Hammond 251 461 605 30 0 England v Australia Sydney 14 Dec 1928 Test # 177
KD Walters 250 394 342 30 2 Australia v New Zealand Christchurch 18 Feb 1977 Test # 796
SFAF Bacchus 250 510 - 33 0 West Indies v India Kanpur 2 Feb 1979 Test # 845
JL Langer 250 578 407 30 1 Australia v England Melbourne 26 Dec 2002 Test # 1634
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131 - Live]
    » South Africa 23/2 (16.0 ov, HM Amla 2*, F du Plessis 17*, BAW Mendis 0/9) - Tea
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]

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