Records / Test matches / Batting records / Nightwatchman top scoring in an innings

Score (Team Total) Batsman Match Location Year
38 (169) TEFS Tylecote England v Australia Melbourne 1882-83
48 (126) GE Palmer Australia v England Lord's 1886
38 (173) H Carter Australia v England Melbourne 1911-12
67 (225) DT Ring Australia v West Indies Adelaide 1951-52
47 (188) EW Dempster New Zealand v South Africa Johannesburg 1953-54
101 (355) Nasim-ul-Ghani (Javed Burki also scored 101) Pakistan v England Lord's 1962
96 (237) APE Knott England v New Zealand Auckland 1970-71
105 (165) AL Mann Australia v India Perth 1977-78
95 (195) EE Hemmings England v Australia Sydney 1982-83
94 (429) RC Russell England v Sri Lanka Lord's 1988
55 (191) RC Russell England v West Indies Bridgetown 1989-90
87 (269) PL Taylor Australia v New Zealand Wellington 1989-90
69 (205) IA Healy Australia v England Sydney 1990-91
51 (213) WKM Benjamin West Indies v Australia Kingston 1994-95
55 (214) PL Symcox South Africa v Pakistan Faisalabad 1997-98
42 (147) DL Vettori New Zealand v England Christchurch 2001-02
49 (226) AJ Bichel Australia v England Sydney 2002-03

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JN Gillespie (201*) top-scored in Australia's innings of 581-4 declared against Bangladesh at Chittagong in 2005-06

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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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