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High scores
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
DPMD Jayawardene 374 752 572 43 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 2006 Test # 1810
Inzamam-ul-Haq 329 579 436 38 9 Pakistan v New Zealand Lahore 1 May 2002 Test # 1600
V Sehwag 319 530 304 42 5 India v South Africa Chennai 26 Mar 2008 Test # 1870
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
V Sehwag 309 531 375 39 6 India v Pakistan Multan 28 Mar 2004 Test # 1693
V Sehwag 293 366 254 40 7 India v Sri Lanka Mumbai (BS) 2 Dec 2009 Test # 1937
RR Sarwan 291 698 452 30 2 West Indies v England Bridgetown 26 Feb 2009 Test # 1911
KC Sangakkara 287 675 457 35 0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 2006 Test # 1810
VVS Laxman 281 631 452 44 0 India v Australia Kolkata 11 Mar 2001 Test # 1535
GC Smith 277 541 373 35 0 South Africa v England Birmingham 24 Jul 2003 Test # 1651
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
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
Younis Khan 267 690 504 32 1 Pakistan v India Bangalore 24 Mar 2005 Test # 1743
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
GC Smith 259 574 370 34 0 South Africa v England Lord's 31 Jul 2003 Test # 1653
RT Ponting 257 590 458 25 0 Australia v India Melbourne 26 Dec 2003 Test # 1678
V Sehwag 254 328 247 47 1 India v Pakistan Lahore 13 Jan 2006 Test # 1781
ST Jayasuriya 253 490 348 33 4 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Faisalabad 20 Oct 2004 Test # 1716
JL Langer 250 578 407 30 1 Australia v England Melbourne 26 Dec 2002 Test # 1634
MS Atapattu 249 516 324 36 1 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 14 May 2004 Test # 1699
SR Tendulkar 248* 552 379 35 0 India v Bangladesh Dhaka 10 Dec 2004 Test # 1725
RT Ponting 242 508 352 31 0 Australia v India Adelaide 12 Dec 2003 Test # 1673
SR Tendulkar 241* 613 436 33 0 India v Australia Sydney 2 Jan 2004 Test # 1680
DPMD Jayawardene 240 531 424 32 0 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Karachi 21 Feb 2009 Test # 1909
SC Ganguly 239 518 361 30 2 India v Pakistan Bangalore 8 Dec 2007 Test # 1852
DPMD Jayawardene 237 563 415 25 3 Sri Lanka v South Africa Galle 4 Aug 2004 Test # 1709
CL Hooper 233 630 402 29 3 West Indies v India Georgetown 11 Apr 2002 Test # 1598
R Dravid 233 594 446 23 1 India v Australia Adelaide 12 Dec 2003 Test # 1673
A Flower 232* 544 444 30 2 Zimbabwe v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2000 Test # 1517
KC Sangakkara 232 529 357 31 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 11 Aug 2004 Test # 1710
GC Smith 232 406 277 33 1 South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 29 Feb 2008 Test # 1865
TT Samaraweera 231 454 318 31 0 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Karachi 21 Feb 2009 Test # 1909
KC Sangakkara 230 480 327 33 3 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Lahore 6 Mar 2002 Test # 1592
HH Gibbs 228 383 240 29 6 South Africa v Pakistan Cape Town 2 Jan 2003 Test # 1637
BC Lara 226 405 298 22 0 West Indies v Australia Adelaide 25 Nov 2005 Test # 1773
KP Pietersen 226 432 262 24 2 England v West Indies Leeds 25 May 2007 Test # 1834
ND McKenzie 226 518 388 28 3 South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 29 Feb 2008 Test # 1865
L Vincent 224 534 348 25 4 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Wellington 11 Apr 2005 Test # 1748
JL Langer 223 523 355 30 0 Australia v India Sydney 2 Jan 2000 Test # 1481
Mohammad Yousuf 223 602 373 26 2 Pakistan v England Lahore 29 Nov 2005 Test # 1774
JA Rudolph 222* 521 383 29 2 South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 24 Apr 2003 Test # 1640
KC Sangakkara 222* 396 277 28 0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Kandy 11 Jul 2007 Test # 1839
NJ Astle 222 231 168 28 11 New Zealand v England Christchurch 13 Mar 2002 Test # 1594
R Dravid 222 578 387 28 1 India v New Zealand Ahmedabad 8 Oct 2003 Test # 1660

Performances in matches that overlap decades are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v England at Durban, 2nd Test, Dec 26-30, 2009 [Test # 1944]
Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, 1st Test, Dec 26-30, 2009 [Test # 1943]
South Africa v England at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 16-20, 2009 [Test # 1942]
Australia v West Indies at Perth, 3rd Test, Dec 16-20, 2009 [Test # 1941]
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