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Highest totals
Team Score Overs RR Inns Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
West Indies 790/3d 208.1 3.79 2 v Pakistan Kingston 26 Feb 1958 Test # 450
Australia 758/8d 245.4 3.08 2 v West Indies Kingston 11 Jun 1955 Test # 408
West Indies 681/8d 198.4 3.42 1 v England Port of Spain 17 Mar 1954 Test # 385
Australia 668 235.5 2.83 1 v West Indies Bridgetown 14 May 1955 Test # 406
Pakistan 657/8d 319.0 2.05 3 v West Indies Bridgetown 17 Jan 1958 Test # 446
West Indies 644/8d 214.0 3.00 2 v India Delhi 6 Feb 1959 Test # 467
England 619/6d 212.0 2.91 1 v West Indies Nottingham 4 Jul 1957 Test # 441
Australia 601/8d 129.0x8 3.49 1 v England Brisbane 26 Nov 1954 Test # 391
Australia 600/9d 201.0 2.98 2 v West Indies Port of Spain 11 Apr 1955 Test # 404
England 583/4d 258.0 2.25 3 v West Indies Birmingham 30 May 1957 Test # 439
West Indies 579/9d 172.2 3.35 1 v Pakistan Bridgetown 17 Jan 1958 Test # 446
West Indies 576 206.1 2.79 2 v India Kingston 28 Mar 1953 Test # 371
Pakistan 561 185.3 3.02 2 v New Zealand Lahore 26 Oct 1955 Test # 414
England 558/6d 139.0 4.01 2 v Pakistan Nottingham 1 Jul 1954 Test # 388
West Indies 558 174.4 3.19 2 v England Nottingham 20 Jul 1950 Test # 325
England 550 221.3 2.48 2 v New Zealand Christchurch 17 Mar 1951 Test # 332
Australia 549/7d 117.0x8 3.51 1 v South Africa Port Elizabeth 3 Mar 1950 Test # 322
West Indies 546/6d 159.4 3.41 1 v New Zealand Auckland 15 Feb 1952 Test # 350
South Africa 538 235.3 2.28 1 v England Leeds 26 Jul 1951 Test # 337
India 537/3d 177.0 3.03 1 v New Zealand Chennai 6 Jan 1956 Test # 420
England 537 206.4 2.59 2 v India Lord's 19 Jun 1952 Test # 352
England 537 221.2 2.42 2 v West Indies Port of Spain 17 Mar 1954 Test # 385
India 531/7d 241.5 2.19 2 v New Zealand Delhi 16 Dec 1955 Test # 418
Australia 530 135.0x8 2.94 1 v South Africa Adelaide 24 Jan 1953 Test # 364
South Africa 524/8d 174.0 3.01 1 v New Zealand Wellington 6 Mar 1953 Test # 368
Australia 523/7d 180.0 2.90 2 v India Mumbai (BS) 26 Oct 1956 Test # 432
South Africa 521/8d 195.0 2.67 2 v England Manchester 7 Jul 1955 Test # 410
Australia 520 133.4x8 2.92 1 v South Africa Melbourne 6 Feb 1953 Test # 365
Australia 517 151.5x8 2.55 2 v West Indies Sydney 30 Nov 1951 Test # 341
Australia 515/9d 201.0 2.56 1 v West Indies Kingston 26 Mar 1955 Test # 403
West Indies 510 157.1 3.24 2 v Australia Bridgetown 14 May 1955 Test # 406
New Zealand 505 165.3x8 2.29 1 v South Africa Cape Town 1 Jan 1954 Test # 379
England 505 224.5 2.24 2 v South Africa Leeds 26 Jul 1951 Test # 337
West Indies 503 194.2 2.58 1 v England The Oval 12 Aug 1950 Test # 326
West Indies 500 181.0 2.76 1 v India Chennai 21 Jan 1959 Test # 465
South Africa 500 208.5 2.39 3 v England Leeds 21 Jul 1955 Test # 411
India 498/4d 175.1 2.84 1 v New Zealand Hyderabad (Deccan) 19 Nov 1955 Test # 416
Pakistan 496 177.5 2.78 2 v West Indies Port of Spain 26 Mar 1958 Test # 453
England 490 174.1 2.81 1 v India Manchester 23 Jul 1959 Test # 477
India 485/9d 139.0 3.48 1 v England Mumbai (BS) 14 Dec 1951 Test # 342
England 483/8d 174.3 2.76 2 v India Leeds 2 Jul 1959 Test # 476
South Africa 483/9d 240.0 2.01 1 v England Nottingham 7 Jun 1951 Test # 334
Australia 476 128.1x8 2.78 1 v England Adelaide 30 Jan 1959 Test # 466
West Indies 474 191.4 2.47 2 v England Birmingham 30 May 1957 Test # 439
South Africa 470/9d 130.6x8 2.69 1 v Australia Johannesburg 23 Dec 1957 Test # 444
West Indies 469 149.3 3.13 1 v Pakistan Lahore 26 Mar 1959 Test # 473
Australia 468 143.0 3.27 2 v India Delhi 12 Dec 1959 Test # 482
Australia 465/8d 127.0x8 2.74 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 10 Feb 1950 Test # 321
England 459 158.3 2.89 1 v Australia Manchester 26 Jul 1956 Test # 428
India 457/9d 153.0 2.98 2 v England Chennai 6 Feb 1952 Test # 348

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:
India v Australia at Kanpur, 2nd Test, Dec 19-24, 1959 [Test # 483]
India v Australia at Delhi, 1st Test, Dec 12-16, 1959 [Test # 482]
Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, 3rd Test, Dec 4-9, 1959 [Test # 481]
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