Most fours in an innings
Player Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
JH Edrich 310* 532 450 52 5 England v New Zealand Leeds 8 Jul 1965 Test # 593
V Sehwag 254 328 247 47 1 India v Pakistan Lahore 13 Jan 2006 Test # 1781
DG Bradman 334 383 448 46 0 Australia v England Leeds 11 Jul 1930 Test # 196
BC Lara 375 766 538 45 0 West Indies v England St John's 16 Apr 1994 Test # 1259
VVS Laxman 281 631 452 44 0 India v Australia Kolkata 11 Mar 2001 Test # 1535
DG Bradman 304 430 473 43 2 Australia v England Leeds 20 Jul 1934 Test # 236
RG Pollock 274 417 401 43 0 South Africa v Australia Durban 5 Feb 1970 Test # 671
GA Gooch 333 628 485 43 3 England v India Lord's 26 Jul 1990 Test # 1148
BC Lara 400* 778 582 43 4 West Indies v England St John's 10 Apr 2004 Test # 1696
DPMD Jayawardene 374 752 572 43 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 2006 Test # 1810
RB Kanhai 256 400 - 42 0 West Indies v India Kolkata 31 Dec 1958 Test # 463
V Sehwag 319 530 304 42 5 India v South Africa Chennai 26 Mar 2008 Test # 1870
DL Amiss 262* 570 563 40 1 England v West Indies Kingston 16 Feb 1974 Test # 732
PA de Silva 267 509 380 40 0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 31 Jan 1991 Test # 1162
V Sehwag 293 366 254 40 7 India v Sri Lanka Mumbai (BS) 2 Dec 2009 Test # 1937
MJ Clarke 230 345 257 40 1 Australia v South Africa Adelaide 22 Nov 2012 Test # 2061
V Sehwag 309 531 375 39 6 India v Pakistan Multan 28 Mar 2004 Test # 1693
MJ Clarke 329* 609 468 39 1 Australia v India Sydney 3 Jan 2012 Test # 2027
GS Sobers 365* 614 - 38 0 West Indies v Pakistan Kingston 26 Feb 1958 Test # 450
Zaheer Abbas 274 544 467 38 0 Pakistan v England Birmingham 3 Jun 1971 Test # 687
IVA Richards 291 472 386 38 0 West Indies v England The Oval 12 Aug 1976 Test # 781
BC Lara 277 474 372 38 0 West Indies v Australia Sydney 2 Jan 1993 Test # 1208
N Hussain 207 437 337 38 0 England v Australia Birmingham 5 Jun 1997 Test # 1368
Inzamam-ul-Haq 329 579 436 38 9 Pakistan v New Zealand Lahore 1 May 2002 Test # 1600
ML Hayden 380 622 437 38 11 Australia v Zimbabwe Perth 9 Oct 2003 Test # 1661
RE Foster 287 419 - 37 0 England v Australia Sydney 11 Dec 1903 Test # 78
BA Young 267* 605 422 37 0 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Dunedin 7 Mar 1997 Test # 1358
CH Gayle 317 630 483 37 3 West Indies v South Africa St John's 29 Apr 2005 Test # 1750
AD Nourse 231 289 - 36 0 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 24 Dec 1935 Test # 248
LG Rowe 302 612 430 36 1 West Indies v England Bridgetown 6 Mar 1974 Test # 734
ST Jayasuriya 340 799 578 36 2 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (RPS) 2 Aug 1997 Test # 1374
MS Atapattu 249 516 324 36 1 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 14 May 2004 Test # 1699
KC Sangakkara 270 468 365 36 2 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 14 May 2004 Test # 1699
L Hutton 364 797 847 35 0 England v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 1938 Test # 266
FMM Worrell 261 335 - 35 2 West Indies v England Nottingham 20 Jul 1950 Test # 325
FMM Worrell 237 570 - 35 0 West Indies v India Kingston 28 Mar 1953 Test # 371
GC Smith 277 541 373 35 0 South Africa v England Birmingham 24 Jul 2003 Test # 1651
HH Gibbs 183 324 258 35 1 South Africa v England The Oval 4 Sep 2003 Test # 1659
SR Tendulkar 248* 552 379 35 0 India v Bangladesh Dhaka 10 Dec 2004 Test # 1725
KC Sangakkara 287 675 457 35 0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 2006 Test # 1810
HM Amla 311* 790 529 35 0 South Africa v England The Oval 19 Jul 2012 Test # 2049
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), 2nd Test, Nov 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2146]
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, 3rd Test, Nov 12-16, 2014 [Test # 2145]
New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 1st Test, Nov 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2144]

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