Most runs in an innings by a captain
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
DPMD Jayawardene 374 752 572 43 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 2006 Test # 1810
MA Taylor 334* 720 564 32 1 Australia v Pakistan Peshawar 15 Oct 1998 Test # 1426
GA Gooch 333 628 485 43 3 England v India Lord's 26 Jul 1990 Test # 1148
MJ Clarke 329* 609 468 39 1 Australia v India Sydney 3 Jan 2012 Test # 2027
Younis Khan 313 760 568 27 4 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Karachi 21 Feb 2009 Test # 1909
RB Simpson 311 762 740 23 1 Australia v England Manchester 23 Jul 1964 Test # 564
BB McCullum 302 775 559 32 4 New Zealand v India Wellington 14 Feb 2014 Test # 2120
MD Crowe 299 610 523 29 3 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Wellington 31 Jan 1991 Test # 1162
PBH May 285* 600 - 25 2 England v West Indies Birmingham 30 May 1957 Test # 439
GC Smith 277 541 373 35 0 South Africa v England Birmingham 24 Jul 2003 Test # 1651
SP Fleming 274* 653 476 28 1 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 25 Apr 2003 Test # 1641
DG Bradman 270 458 375 22 0 Australia v England Melbourne 1 Jan 1937 Test # 257
SP Fleming 262 576 423 31 2 New Zealand v South Africa Cape Town 27 Apr 2006 Test # 1800
MJ Clarke 259* 582 398 26 0 Australia v South Africa Brisbane 9 Nov 2012 Test # 2056
GC Smith 259 574 370 34 0 South Africa v England Lord's 31 Jul 2003 Test # 1653
Wasim Akram 257* 490 363 22 12 Pakistan v Zimbabwe Sheikhupura 17 Oct 1996 Test # 1336
MS Atapattu 249 516 324 36 1 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 14 May 2004 Test # 1699
CH Lloyd 242* 429 - 19 4 West Indies v India Mumbai 23 Jan 1975 Test # 753
WR Hammond 240 367 394 32 0 England v Australia Lord's 24 Jun 1938 Test # 264
DPMD Jayawardene 240 531 424 32 0 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Karachi 21 Feb 2009 Test # 1909
GT Dowling 239 556 519 26 5 New Zealand v India Christchurch 22 Feb 1968 Test # 631
Saleem Malik 237 443 328 34 0 Pakistan v Australia Rawalpindi 5 Oct 1994 Test # 1269
GS Chappell 235 441 363 21 0 Australia v Pakistan Faisalabad 6 Mar 1980 Test # 878
DG Bradman 234 397 396 24 0 Australia v England Sydney 13 Dec 1946 Test # 280
GC Smith 234 627 388 16 0 South Africa v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 23 Oct 2013 Test # 2100
CL Hooper 233 630 402 29 3 West Indies v India Georgetown 11 Apr 2002 Test # 1598
GC Smith 232 406 277 33 1 South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 29 Feb 2008 Test # 1865
MJ Clarke 230 345 257 40 1 Australia v South Africa Adelaide 22 Nov 2012 Test # 2061
RB Simpson 225 545 427 18 1 Australia v England Adelaide 28 Jan 1966 Test # 600
MS Dhoni 224 365 265 24 6 India v Australia Chennai 22 Feb 2013 Test # 2074
BB McCullum 224 462 307 29 5 New Zealand v India Auckland 6 Feb 2014 Test # 2118
DS Atkinson 219 351 - 29 1 West Indies v Australia Bridgetown 14 May 1955 Test # 406
KC Sangakkara 219 399 335 29 0 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (SSC) 26 Jul 2010 Test # 1966
SR Tendulkar 217 494 344 29 0 India v New Zealand Ahmedabad 29 Oct 1999 Test # 1465
BC Lara 216 422 262 22 7 West Indies v Pakistan Multan 19 Nov 2006 Test # 1816
DI Gower 215 452 314 25 1 England v Australia Birmingham 15 Aug 1985 Test # 1021
DPMD Jayawardene 213* 610 411 25 0 Sri Lanka v England Galle 18 Dec 2007 Test # 1854
BC Lara 213 468 344 29 3 West Indies v Australia Kingston 13 Mar 1999 Test # 1451
DG Bradman 212 437 395 14 0 Australia v England Adelaide 29 Jan 1937 Test # 258
WL Murdoch 211 490 525 24 0 Australia v England The Oval 11 Aug 1884 Test # 16
Javed Miandad 211 636 441 29 1 Pakistan v Australia Karachi 15 Sep 1988 Test # 1104
MJ Clarke 210 380 275 26 1 Australia v India Adelaide 24 Jan 2012 Test # 2031
BC Lara 209 452 360 24 1 West Indies v Sri Lanka Gros Islet 20 Jun 2003 Test # 1648
RT Ponting 209 523 354 25 0 Australia v Pakistan Hobart 14 Jan 2010 Test # 1947
AD Nourse 208 555 - 25 0 South Africa v England Nottingham 7 Jun 1951 Test # 334
RT Ponting 207 491 332 30 0 Australia v Pakistan Sydney 2 Jan 2005 Test # 1731
L Hutton 205 532 - 24 1 England v West Indies Kingston 30 Mar 1954 Test # 386
ER Dexter 205 495 - 22 0 England v Pakistan Karachi 2 Feb 1962 Test # 522
WM Lawry 205 461 416 12 1 Australia v West Indies Melbourne 26 Dec 1968 Test # 643
SM Gavaskar 205 397 342 29 2 India v West Indies Mumbai 1 Dec 1978 Test # 835
AR Border 205 599 485 20 0 Australia v New Zealand Adelaide 11 Dec 1987 Test # 1084
GS Chappell 204 408 296 27 0 Australia v India Sydney 2 Jan 1981 Test # 893
Nawab of Pataudi 203* 430 - 23 2 India v England Delhi 8 Feb 1964 Test # 556
Hanif Mohammad 203* 445 - 33 0 Pakistan v New Zealand Lahore 2 Apr 1965 Test # 586
Javed Miandad 203* - - - 1 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Faisalabad 16 Oct 1985 Test # 1026
S Chanderpaul 203* 541 370 23 0 West Indies v South Africa Georgetown 31 Mar 2005 Test # 1745
HL Collins 203 267 - 26 0 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 12 Nov 1921 Test # 146
BC Lara 202 439 274 32 2 West Indies v South Africa Johannesburg 12 Dec 2003 Test # 1674
SP Fleming 202 446 318 21 1 New Zealand v Bangladesh Chittagong 26 Oct 2004 Test # 1717
DG Bradman 201 272 296 21 1 Australia v India Adelaide 23 Jan 1948 Test # 294
RB Simpson 201 - - - 0 Australia v West Indies Bridgetown 5 May 1965 Test # 589
GS Chappell 201 417 296 6 0 Australia v Pakistan Brisbane 27 Nov 1981 Test # 910
AR Border 200* 569 399 26 0 Australia v England Leeds 22 Jul 1993 Test # 1227
Mushfiqur Rahim 200 437 321 22 1 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Galle 8 Mar 2013 Test # 2078
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 20-23, 2014 [Test # 2121]
New Zealand v India at Wellington, 2nd Test, Feb 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2120]
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Kevin Pietersen has scored 158 in an innings three times in Tests. This is the highest Test score to be hit by a batsman thrice in his career. Two of the instances came against Australia. The next-highest such score is by Steve Waugh, who scored 157 three times in his career. In Waugh's case too, two of the instances were against the same opposition - England.

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