High scores
Player Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
HM Amla 311* 790 529 35 0 v England The Oval 19 Jul 2012 Test # 2049
AB de Villiers 278* 601 418 23 6 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 20 Nov 2010 Test # 1979
GC Smith 277 541 373 35 0 v England Birmingham 24 Jul 2003 Test # 1651
DJ Cullinan 275* 658 490 27 2 v New Zealand Auckland 27 Feb 1999 Test # 1446
G Kirsten 275 878 642 26 0 v England Durban 26 Dec 1999 Test # 1480
RG Pollock 274 417 401 43 0 v Australia Durban 5 Feb 1970 Test # 671
GC Smith 259 574 370 34 0 v England Lord's 31 Jul 2003 Test # 1653
DJ McGlew 255* 534 - 19 0 v New Zealand Wellington 6 Mar 1953 Test # 368
HM Amla 253* 675 473 22 0 v India Nagpur 6 Feb 2010 Test # 1951
EAB Rowan 236 550 - 28 0 v England Leeds 26 Jul 1951 Test # 337
GC Smith 234 627 388 16 0 v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 23 Oct 2013 Test # 2100
GC Smith 232 406 277 33 1 v Bangladesh Chittagong 29 Feb 2008 Test # 1865
AD Nourse 231 289 - 36 0 v Australia Johannesburg 24 Dec 1935 Test # 248
HH Gibbs 228 383 240 29 6 v Pakistan Cape Town 2 Jan 2003 Test # 1637
ND McKenzie 226 518 388 28 3 v Bangladesh Chittagong 29 Feb 2008 Test # 1865
JH Kallis 224 434 325 31 1 v Sri Lanka Cape Town 3 Jan 2012 Test # 2028
JA Rudolph 222* 521 383 29 2 v Bangladesh Chittagong 24 Apr 2003 Test # 1640
G Kirsten 220 442 286 33 1 v Zimbabwe Harare 7 Sep 2001 Test # 1562
AB de Villiers 217* 480 333 17 2 v India Ahmedabad 3 Apr 2008 Test # 1871
HH Gibbs 211* 659 468 23 3 v New Zealand Christchurch 11 Mar 1999 Test # 1449
G Kirsten 210 650 525 24 1 v England Manchester 2 Jul 1998 Test # 1420
RG Pollock 209 350 - 30 0 v Australia Cape Town 31 Dec 1966 Test # 613
AD Nourse 208 555 - 25 0 v England Nottingham 7 Jun 1951 Test # 334
GA Faulkner 204 315 320 26 0 v Australia Melbourne 31 Dec 1910 Test # 112
JH Kallis 201* 389 270 15 5 v India Centurion 16 Dec 2010 Test # 1985
EJ Barlow 201 392 - 27 0 v Australia Adelaide 24 Jan 1964 Test # 553
GC Smith 200 338 287 25 0 v Bangladesh East London 18 Oct 2002 Test # 1619
HH Gibbs 196 442 354 25 1 v India Port Elizabeth 16 Nov 2001 Test # 1569
HM Amla 196 350 221 21 0 v Australia Perth 30 Nov 2012 Test # 2064
HH Gibbs 192 474 335 24 3 v West Indies Centurion 16 Jan 2004 Test # 1682
B Mitchell 189* 420 - - 0 v England The Oval 16 Aug 1947 Test # 289
JH Kallis 189* 581 443 19 3 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 14 Sep 2001 Test # 1563
A Melville 189 364 - 16 1 v England Nottingham 7 Jun 1947 Test # 285
JH Kallis 186 383 262 25 3 v New Zealand Johannesburg 8 Nov 2007 Test # 1846
HH Gibbs 183 324 258 35 1 v England The Oval 4 Sep 2003 Test # 1659
GC Smith 183 391 273 25 0 v England Cape Town 3 Jan 2010 Test # 1946
JH Kallis 182* 434 326 23 1 v England The Oval 19 Jul 2012 Test # 2049
DT Lindsay 182 273 227 25 5 v Australia Johannesburg 23 Dec 1966 Test # 611
AN Petersen 182 533 365 23 0 v England Leeds 2 Aug 2012 Test # 2051
G Kirsten 180 558 461 20 0 v Sri Lanka Durban 26 Dec 2000 Test # 1526
HH Gibbs 179 305 236 29 1 v England Birmingham 24 Jul 2003 Test # 1651
AB de Villiers 178 551 352 15 1 v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Apr 2005 Test # 1749
HH Dippenaar 177* 514 369 25 2 v Bangladesh Chittagong 24 Apr 2003 Test # 1640
JH Kallis 177 479 344 20 0 v West Indies Durban 26 Dec 2003 Test # 1679
HM Amla 176* 511 378 24 0 v New Zealand Johannesburg 8 Nov 2007 Test # 1846
HW Taylor 176 310 - 25 0 v England Johannesburg 23 Dec 1922 Test # 148
RG Pollock 175 283 - 18 3 v Australia Adelaide 24 Jan 1964 Test # 553
L Klusener 174 333 221 25 2 v England Port Elizabeth 9 Dec 1999 Test # 1475
AB de Villiers 174 517 381 19 0 v England Leeds 18 Jul 2008 Test # 1881
JH Kallis 173 419 351 15 2 v India Nagpur 6 Feb 2010 Test # 1951
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
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