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Player Runs Start Finish Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
DG Bradman 309 0 309* Australia v England Leeds 11 Jul 1930 Test # 196
WR Hammond 295 41* 336 England v New Zealand Auckland 31 Mar 1933 Test # 226
V Sehwag 284 0 284* India v Sri Lanka Mumbai (BS) 2 Dec 2009 Test # 1937
DCS Compton 273 5* 278 England v Pakistan Nottingham 1 Jul 1954 Test # 388
DG Bradman 271 0 271* Australia v England Leeds 20 Jul 1934 Test # 236
V Sehwag 257 52* 309* India v South Africa Chennai 26 Mar 2008 Test # 1870
DG Bradman 244 0 244 Australia v England The Oval 18 Aug 1934 Test # 237
FMM Worrell 239 0 239* West Indies v England Nottingham 20 Jul 1950 Test # 325
HH Gibbs 228 0 228 South Africa v Pakistan Cape Town 2 Jan 2003 Test # 1637
V Sehwag 228 0 228* India v Pakistan Multan 28 Mar 2004 Test # 1693
BC Lara 227 86* 313* West Indies v England St John's 10 Apr 2004 Test # 1696
MJ Clarke 224 0 224* Australia v South Africa Adelaide 22 Nov 2012 Test # 2061
DG Bradman 223 0 223* Australia v West Indies Brisbane 16 Jan 1931 Test # 203
WR Hammond 223 0 223* England v New Zealand Christchurch 24 Mar 1933 Test # 225
GC Smith 223 0 223* South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 29 Feb 2008 Test # 1865
MA Taylor 222 112* 334* Australia v Pakistan Peshawar 15 Oct 1998 Test # 1426
NJ Astle 222 0 222 New Zealand v England Christchurch 13 Mar 2002 Test # 1594
KC Sangakkara 222 0 222* Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Kandy 11 Jul 2007 Test # 1839
CH Gayle 219 0 219* West Indies v Sri Lanka Galle 15 Nov 2010 Test # 1977
WR Hammond 217 0 217 England v India The Oval 15 Aug 1936 Test # 254
RE Foster 214 73* 287 England v Australia Sydney 11 Dec 1903 Test # 78
CG Greenidge 214 0 214 West Indies v England Lord's 28 Jun 1984 Test # 990
SJ McCabe 213 19* 232 Australia v England Nottingham 10 Jun 1938 Test # 263
WR Hammond 210 0 210* England v Australia Lord's 24 Jun 1938 Test # 264
CA Roach 209 0 209 West Indies v England Georgetown 21 Feb 1930 Test # 192
VT Trumper 208 0 208* Australia v South Africa Adelaide 7 Jan 1911 Test # 113
GS Sobers 208 20* 228* West Indies v Pakistan Kingston 26 Feb 1958 Test # 450
L Hutton 206 0 206 England v New Zealand The Oval 13 Aug 1949 Test # 317
PA de Silva 206 0 206 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (PSS) 21 Jul 2002 Test # 1609
MS Dhoni 206 0 206* India v Australia Chennai 22 Feb 2013 Test # 2074
WH Ponsford 205 0 205* Australia v England The Oval 18 Aug 1934 Test # 237
Aamer Sohail 205 0 205 Pakistan v England Manchester 2 Jul 1992 Test # 1191
BC Lara 205 7* 212* West Indies v Australia Kingston 13 Mar 1999 Test # 1451
MJ Clarke 204 47* 251* Australia v India Sydney 3 Jan 2012 Test # 2027
HL Collins 203 0 203 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 12 Nov 1921 Test # 146
RB Kanhai 203 0 203* West Indies v India Kolkata 31 Dec 1958 Test # 463
PA de Silva 203 0 203* Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 31 Jan 1991 Test # 1162
G Kirsten 202 0 202* South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 7 Sep 2001 Test # 1562
BC Lara 202 0 202* West Indies v Australia Adelaide 25 Nov 2005 Test # 1773
DG Bradman 201 0 201 Australia v India Adelaide 23 Jan 1948 Test # 294
DG Bradman 200 0 200* Australia v South Africa Brisbane 27 Nov 1931 Test # 212
IVA Richards 200 0 200* West Indies v England The Oval 12 Aug 1976 Test # 781
GP Thorpe 200 0 200 England v New Zealand Christchurch 13 Mar 2002 Test # 1594
GC Smith 200 0 200 South Africa v Bangladesh East London 18 Oct 2002 Test # 1619
JB Hobbs 199 12* 211 England v South Africa Lord's 28 Jun 1924 Test # 154
E Paynter 197 0 197* England v South Africa Durban 20 Jan 1939 Test # 269
MP Vaughan 197 0 197 England v India Nottingham 8 Aug 2002 Test # 1612
ML Hayden 197 183* 380 Australia v Zimbabwe Perth 9 Oct 2003 Test # 1661
DS Atkinson 196 19* 215* West Indies v Australia Bridgetown 14 May 1955 Test # 406
IM Chappell 196 0 196 Australia v Pakistan Adelaide 22 Dec 1972 Test # 704
BC Lara 196 0 196* West Indies v Pakistan Multan 19 Nov 2006 Test # 1816
C Washbrook 195 0 195 England v South Africa Johannesburg 27 Dec 1948 Test # 307
Mushtaq Mohammad 195 6* 201 Pakistan v New Zealand Dunedin 7 Feb 1973 Test # 712
V Sehwag 195 0 195 India v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2003 Test # 1678
MS Atapattu 195 7* 202* Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 14 May 2004 Test # 1699
JH Edrich 194 0 194* England v New Zealand Leeds 8 Jul 1965 Test # 593
GA Gooch 194 0 194* England v India Lord's 26 Jul 1990 Test # 1148
DG Bradman 192 56* 248* Australia v England Melbourne 1 Jan 1937 Test # 257
L Hutton 192 4* 196 England v West Indies Lord's 24 Jun 1939 Test # 272
W Jaffer 192 0 192* India v Pakistan Kolkata 30 Nov 2007 Test # 1850
C Hill 191 0 191 Australia v South Africa Sydney 9 Dec 1910 Test # 111
KC Sangakkara 191 39* 230 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Lahore 6 Mar 2002 Test # 1592
Zaheer Abbas 190 25* 215 Pakistan v India Lahore 10 Dec 1982 Test # 941
MJ Slater 189 0 189* Australia v Sri Lanka Perth 8 Dec 1995 Test # 1317
GA Faulkner 188 0 188* South Africa v Australia Melbourne 31 Dec 1910 Test # 112
B Mitchell 188 1* 189 South Africa v England The Oval 16 Aug 1947 Test # 289
TW Graveney 188 0 188* England v West Indies Nottingham 4 Jul 1957 Test # 441
WW Hinds 188 0 188* West Indies v South Africa Georgetown 31 Mar 2005 Test # 1745
JB Hobbs 187 0 187 England v South Africa Cape Town 11 Mar 1910 Test # 110
DL Amiss 187 0 187* England v India Lord's 20 Jun 1974 Test # 740
ML Hayden 186 0 186* Australia v England Brisbane 7 Nov 2002 Test # 1623
KC Sangakkara 186 0 186* Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 14 May 2004 Test # 1699
RW Barber 185 0 185 England v Australia Sydney 7 Jan 1966 Test # 599
S Dhawan 185 0 185* India v Australia Mohali 14 Mar 2013 Test # 2081
Inzamam-ul-Haq 184 0 184* Pakistan v India Bangalore 24 Mar 2005 Test # 1743
CH Gayle 184 0 184* West Indies v South Africa St John's 29 Apr 2005 Test # 1750
MJ Clarke 184 34* 218* Australia v South Africa Brisbane 9 Nov 2012 Test # 2056
A Melville 183 0 183* South Africa v England Nottingham 7 Jun 1947 Test # 285
HH Gibbs 183 0 183 South Africa v England The Oval 4 Sep 2003 Test # 1659
ML Hayden 183 0 183* Australia v Zimbabwe Perth 9 Oct 2003 Test # 1661
C Hill 182 0 182* Australia v England Melbourne 29 Jan 1898 Test # 56
DG Bradman 182 52* 234 Australia v England Sydney 13 Dec 1946 Test # 280
AR Morris 182 0 182 Australia v England Leeds 22 Jul 1948 Test # 302
MC Cowdrey 182 0 182 England v Pakistan The Oval 16 Aug 1962 Test # 534
MP Vaughan 182 0 182* England v India The Oval 5 Sep 2002 Test # 1614
RG Pollock 181 28* 209 South Africa v Australia Cape Town 31 Dec 1966 Test # 613
CH Gayle 181 23* 204 West Indies v New Zealand St George's 28 Jun 2002 Test # 1608
JL Langer 181 0 181* Australia v Pakistan Perth 16 Dec 2004 Test # 1726
IR Bell 181 0 181* England v India The Oval 18 Aug 2011 Test # 2004
V Sehwag 180 0 180 India v West Indies Gros Islet 10 Jun 2006 Test # 1806
KP Pietersen 180 22* 202 England v India Lord's 21 Jul 2011 Test # 2000

Records include the following recent matches:
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
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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