High scores
Player Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s Team Ground Match Date Scorecard
HM Amla 311* 790 529 35 0 South Africa The Oval 19 Jul 2012 Test # 2049
GC Smith 277 541 373 35 0 South Africa Birmingham 24 Jul 2003 Test # 1651
G Kirsten 275 878 642 26 0 South Africa Durban 26 Dec 1999 Test # 1480
GC Smith 259 574 370 34 0 South Africa Lord's 31 Jul 2003 Test # 1653
E Paynter 243 334 - 24 0 England Durban 20 Jan 1939 Test # 269
EAB Rowan 236 550 - 28 0 South Africa Leeds 26 Jul 1951 Test # 337
WJ Edrich 219 460 - 25 0 England Durban 3 Mar 1939 Test # 271
ME Trescothick 219 570 374 32 2 England The Oval 4 Sep 2003 Test # 1659
JB Hobbs 211 - - 15 0 England Lord's 28 Jun 1924 Test # 154
G Kirsten 210 650 525 24 1 South Africa Manchester 2 Jul 1998 Test # 1420
DCS Compton 208 354 - 20 0 England Lord's 21 Jun 1947 Test # 286
AD Nourse 208 555 - 25 0 South Africa Nottingham 7 Jun 1951 Test # 334
IR Bell 199 496 336 20 1 England Lord's 10 Jul 2008 Test # 1880
C Washbrook 195 295 - 18 0 England Johannesburg 27 Dec 1948 Test # 307
WJ Edrich 191 317 - 22 3 England Manchester 5 Jul 1947 Test # 287
B Mitchell 189* 420 - - 0 South Africa The Oval 16 Aug 1947 Test # 289
A Melville 189 364 - 16 1 South Africa Nottingham 7 Jun 1947 Test # 285
WJ Edrich 189 361 - 26 1 England Lord's 21 Jun 1947 Test # 286
JB Hobbs 187 - - - 0 England Cape Town 11 Mar 1910 Test # 110
MA Atherton 185* 643 492 29 0 England Johannesburg 30 Nov 1995 Test # 1315
HH Gibbs 183 324 258 35 1 South Africa The Oval 4 Sep 2003 Test # 1659
GC Smith 183 391 273 25 0 South Africa Cape Town 3 Jan 2010 Test # 1946
JH Kallis 182* 434 326 23 1 South Africa The Oval 19 Jul 2012 Test # 2049
AN Petersen 182 533 365 23 0 South Africa Leeds 2 Aug 2012 Test # 2051
CP Mead 181 454 - - 0 England Durban 18 Jan 1923 Test # 150
WR Hammond 181 336 - 16 0 England Cape Town 31 Dec 1938 Test # 268
ME Trescothick 180 367 248 24 4 England Johannesburg 13 Jan 2005 Test # 1734
HH Gibbs 179 305 236 29 1 South Africa Birmingham 24 Jul 2003 Test # 1651
HW Taylor 176 310 - 25 0 South Africa Johannesburg 23 Dec 1922 Test # 148
G Pullar 175 365 - 15 1 England The Oval 18 Aug 1960 Test # 496
L Klusener 174 333 221 25 2 South Africa Port Elizabeth 9 Dec 1999 Test # 1475
AB de Villiers 174 517 381 19 0 South Africa Leeds 18 Jul 2008 Test # 1881
ER Dexter 172 339 - 28 0 England Johannesburg 23 Dec 1964 Test # 572
B Mitchell 164* 330 - - 0 South Africa Lord's 29 Jun 1935 Test # 243
AJ Stewart 164 418 317 24 0 England Manchester 2 Jul 1998 Test # 1420
DCS Compton 163 290 - 19 0 England Nottingham 7 Jun 1947 Test # 285
JH Kallis 162 364 264 21 1 South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2004 Test # 1730
M Leyland 161 250 - 17 1 England The Oval 17 Aug 1935 Test # 246
HH Gibbs 161 484 307 25 0 South Africa Johannesburg 13 Jan 2005 Test # 1734
L Hutton 158 290 - 16 0 England Johannesburg 27 Dec 1948 Test # 307
DCS Compton 158 336 - 22 0 England Manchester 7 Jul 1955 Test # 410
EAB Rowan 156* 370 - - 0 South Africa Johannesburg 27 Dec 1948 Test # 307
MP Vaughan 156 415 286 24 1 England Birmingham 24 Jul 2003 Test # 1651
MC Cowdrey 155 287 - 22 0 England The Oval 18 Aug 1960 Test # 496
GC Smith 154* 341 246 17 0 South Africa Birmingham 30 Jul 2008 Test # 1883
FE Woolley 154 - - - 0 England Manchester 27 Jul 1929 Test # 184
AJ Pithey 154 440 - 12 1 South Africa Cape Town 1 Jan 1965 Test # 573
W Rhodes 152 - - - 0 England Johannesburg 26 Dec 1913 Test # 131
KP Pietersen 152 281 181 20 1 England Lord's 10 Jul 2008 Test # 1880
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v South Africa at Lord's, 3rd Test, Aug 16-20, 2012 [Test # 2053]
England v South Africa at Leeds, 2nd Test, Aug 2-6, 2012 [Test # 2051]
England v South Africa at The Oval, 1st Test, Jul 19-23, 2012 [Test # 2049]
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