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Highest totals
Team Score Overs RR Inns Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
Australia 674 151.3x8 3.33 1 v India Adelaide 23 Jan 1948 Test # 294
Australia 659/8d 173.0x8 2.85 2 v England Sydney 13 Dec 1946 Test # 280
Australia 645 158.6x8 3.04 1 v England Brisbane 29 Nov 1946 Test # 279
West Indies 631 183.4 3.43 1 v India Delhi 10 Nov 1948 Test # 304
West Indies 629/6d 206.0 3.05 1 v India Mumbai (BS) 9 Dec 1948 Test # 305
England 608 149.5x8 3.04 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 27 Dec 1948 Test # 307
West Indies 582 176.3 3.29 1 v India Chennai 27 Jan 1949 Test # 310
Australia 575/8d 128.0x8 3.36 1 v India Melbourne 6 Feb 1948 Test # 295
England 554/8d 215.0 2.57 1 v South Africa Lord's 21 Jun 1947 Test # 286
England 551 226.2 2.43 3 v South Africa Nottingham 7 Jun 1947 Test # 285
Australia 536 113.3x8 3.54 3 v England Melbourne 1 Jan 1947 Test # 281
South Africa 533 196.3 2.71 1 v England Nottingham 7 Jun 1947 Test # 285
Australia 509 216.2 2.35 2 v England Nottingham 10 Jun 1948 Test # 299
West Indies 497 146.0 3.40 2 v England Port of Spain 11 Feb 1948 Test # 296
England 496 192.1 2.58 1 v Australia Leeds 22 Jul 1948 Test # 302
West Indies 490 146.4 3.34 2 v England Kingston 27 Mar 1948 Test # 298
Australia 487 118.4x8 3.08 2 v England Adelaide 31 Jan 1947 Test # 282
New Zealand 484 159.4 3.03 2 v England Lord's 25 Jun 1949 Test # 315
England 482 117.2 4.10 2 v New Zealand The Oval 13 Aug 1949 Test # 317
England 478 151.3 3.15 2 v South Africa Manchester 5 Jul 1947 Test # 287
Australia 460/7d 130.2 3.52 3 v England Lord's 24 Jun 1948 Test # 300
England 460 153.0x8 2.25 1 v Australia Adelaide 31 Jan 1947 Test # 282
Australia 458 136.2 3.35 2 v England Leeds 22 Jul 1948 Test # 302
India 454 158.4 2.86 2 v West Indies Delhi 10 Nov 1948 Test # 304
England 441 183.0 2.40 3 v Australia Nottingham 10 Jun 1948 Test # 299
England 440/9d 128.0 3.43 2 v New Zealand Manchester 23 Jul 1949 Test # 316
England 428 169.4 2.52 2 v India Lord's 22 Jun 1946 Test # 276
England 427 190.0 2.24 1 v South Africa The Oval 16 Aug 1947 Test # 289
South Africa 423/7 141.0 3.00 4 v England The Oval 16 Aug 1947 Test # 289
Australia 413 113.4x8 2.72 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Dec 1949 Test # 318
Australia 404/3 114.1 3.53 4 v England Leeds 22 Jul 1948 Test # 302
England 395 141.4x8 2.09 2 v South Africa Port Elizabeth 5 Mar 1949 Test # 313
Australia 394 94.1x8 3.13 1 v India Melbourne 1 Jan 1948 Test # 292
Australia 389 158.2 2.45 2 v England The Oval 14 Aug 1948 Test # 303
Australia 382/8d 115.0x8 2.49 1 v India Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 Test # 290
India 381 109.1x8 2.61 2 v Australia Adelaide 23 Jan 1948 Test # 294
England 379 105.7x8 2.68 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 12 Feb 1949 Test # 312
South Africa 379 143.5x8 1.97 1 v England Port Elizabeth 5 Mar 1949 Test # 313
England 372 127.3 2.91 1 v New Zealand Leeds 11 Jun 1949 Test # 314
England 371 106.4x8 2.61 3 v Australia Sydney 13 Dec 1946 Test # 280
England 365/8d 107.0 3.41 3 v Australia Leeds 22 Jul 1948 Test # 302
Australia 365 97.3x8 2.81 1 v England Melbourne 1 Jan 1947 Test # 281
England 363 171.5 2.11 1 v Australia Manchester 8 Jul 1948 Test # 301
England 362 143.3 2.52 1 v West Indies Port of Spain 11 Feb 1948 Test # 296
South Africa 356 119.2x8 2.23 2 v England Cape Town 1 Jan 1949 Test # 309
India 355/8 107.0 3.31 4 v West Indies Mumbai (BS) 4 Feb 1949 Test # 311
West Indies 351/9d 106.0 3.31 3 v England Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948 Test # 293
England 351 108.5x8 2.42 2 v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1947 Test # 281
Australia 350 129.3 2.70 1 v England Lord's 24 Jun 1948 Test # 300
New Zealand 348/7 110.0 3.16 3 v England Manchester 23 Jul 1949 Test # 316

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 Australia at Cape Town, 2nd Test, Dec 31, 1949 - Jan 4, 1950 [Test # 319]
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, 1st Test, Dec 24-28, 1949 [Test # 318]
England v New Zealand at The Oval, 4th Test, Aug 13-16, 1949 [Test # 317]
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