Most balls bowled in an innings
Player Balls Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
S Ramadhin 588 98.0 35 179 2 1.82 West Indies v England Birmingham 30 May 1957 Test # 439
TR Veivers 571 95.1 36 155 3 1.62 Australia v England Manchester 23 Jul 1964 Test # 564
AL Valentine 552 92.0 49 140 3 1.52 West Indies v England Nottingham 20 Jul 1950 Test # 325
LO Fleetwood-Smith 522 87.0 11 298 1 3.42 Australia v England The Oval 20 Aug 1938 Test # 266
Fazal Mahmood 512 85.2 20 247 2 2.89 Pakistan v West Indies Kingston 26 Feb 1958 Test # 450
WJ O'Reilly 510 85.0 26 178 3 2.09 Australia v England The Oval 20 Aug 1938 Test # 266
Haseeb Ahsan 504 84.0 19 202 6 2.40 Pakistan v India Chennai 13 Jan 1961 Test # 503
MH Mankad 492 82.0 17 228 5 2.78 India v West Indies Kingston 28 Mar 1953 Test # 371
S Ramadhin 488 81.2 25 135 5 1.65 West Indies v England Nottingham 20 Jul 1950 Test # 325
G Geary 486 81.0 36 105 5 1.29 England v Australia Melbourne 8 Mar 1929 Test # 180
OC Scott 482 80.2 13 266 5 3.31 West Indies v England Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
AMB Rowan 480 60.0x8 9 167 5 2.08 South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 5 Mar 1949 Test # 313
JD Higgs 478 59.6x8 15 148 5 1.85 Australia v England Sydney 6 Jan 1979 Test # 840
RW Price 474 79.0 19 181 5 2.29 Zimbabwe v South Africa Bulawayo 14 Sep 2001 Test # 1563
HJ Tayfield 472 59.0x8 24 94 3 1.19 South Africa v Australia Durban 24 Jan 1958 Test # 447
G Giffen 470 78.2 21 155 6 1.97 Australia v England Melbourne 29 Dec 1894 Test # 43
RK Chauhan 468 78.0 8 276 1 3.53 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 2 Aug 1997 Test # 1374
TW Cartwright 462 77.0 32 118 2 1.53 England v Australia Manchester 23 Jul 1964 Test # 564
SP Gupte 460 76.4 35 128 7 1.66 India v New Zealand Hyderabad (Deccan) 19 Nov 1955 Test # 416
MH Mankad 456 76.0 47 58 4 0.76 India v England Delhi 2 Nov 1951 Test # 339
JC White 453 75.3 22 136 2 1.80 England v Australia Melbourne 8 Mar 1929 Test # 180
G Giffen 450 75.0 25 164 4 2.18 Australia v England Sydney 14 Dec 1894 Test # 42
MH Mankad 450 75.0 16 202 3 2.69 India v West Indies Mumbai (BS) 9 Dec 1948 Test # 305
NS Yadav 450 75.0 18 196 1 2.61 India v Pakistan Faisalabad 24 Oct 1984 Test # 996
M Muralitharan 450 75.0 30 174 3 2.32 Sri Lanka v India Mohali 19 Nov 1997 Test # 1385
R Kilner 448 56.0x8 7 127 4 1.70 England v Australia Adelaide 16 Jan 1925 Test # 160
ACB Langton 448 56.0x8 12 132 1 1.76 South Africa v England Durban 3 Mar 1939 Test # 271
H Verity 446 55.6x8 14 97 2 1.30 England v South Africa Durban 3 Mar 1939 Test # 271
HJ Howarth 444 74.0 24 138 2 1.86 New Zealand v West Indies Bridgetown 23 Mar 1972 Test # 695
Saqlain Mushtaq 444 74.0 20 164 8 2.21 Pakistan v England Lahore 15 Nov 2000 Test # 1513
SP Gupte 443 73.5 32 133 5 1.80 India v Pakistan Lahore 29 Jan 1955 Test # 397
N Gordon 442 55.2x8 10 174 1 2.36 South Africa v England Durban 3 Mar 1939 Test # 271
MW Tate 441 55.1x8 11 130 6 1.76 England v Australia Sydney 19 Dec 1924 Test # 158
SG Shinde 438 73.0 26 162 2 2.21 India v England Delhi 2 Nov 1951 Test # 339
MH Mankad 438 73.0 24 196 5 2.68 India v England Lord's 19 Jun 1952 Test # 352
GAR Lock 438 73.0 24 155 4 2.12 England v Pakistan Dhaka 19 Jan 1962 Test # 521
LR Gibbs 438 73.0 17 168 2 2.30 West Indies v Australia Bridgetown 5 May 1965 Test # 589
S Randiv 438 73.0 16 222 2 3.04 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (SSC) 26 Jul 2010 Test # 1966
MG Waite 432 72.0 16 150 1 2.08 Australia v England The Oval 20 Aug 1938 Test # 266
S Ramadhin 432 72.0 43 86 6 1.19 West Indies v England Lord's 24 Jun 1950 Test # 324
DS Atkinson 432 72.0 29 137 0 1.90 West Indies v England Birmingham 30 May 1957 Test # 439
A Kumble 432 72.0 7 223 1 3.09 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 2 Aug 1997 Test # 1374
IAR Peebles 426 71.0 8 204 6 2.87 England v Australia The Oval 16 Aug 1930 Test # 198
AL Valentine 426 71.0 47 79 3 1.11 West Indies v England Lord's 24 Jun 1950 Test # 324
BS Bedi 426 71.0 19 163 1 2.29 India v West Indies Port of Spain 13 Apr 1971 Test # 686
PCR Tufnell 426 71.0 22 147 2 2.07 England v New Zealand Wellington 6 Feb 1992 Test # 1187
DL Vettori 426 71.0 24 171 2 2.40 New Zealand v India Mohali 10 Oct 1999 Test # 1462
HJ Tayfield 424 53.0x8 21 130 5 1.83 South Africa v England Cape Town 1 Jan 1957 Test # 435
KJ O'Keeffe 424 53.0x8 12 166 3 2.34 Australia v Pakistan Adelaide 24 Dec 1976 Test # 789
SA Durani 420 70.0 14 173 2 2.47 India v West Indies Kingston 7 Mar 1962 Test # 526
HJ Howarth 420 70.0 24 144 4 2.05 New Zealand v England Lord's 21 Jun 1973 Test # 723
SL Boock 420 70.0 10 229 1 3.27 New Zealand v Pakistan Auckland 24 Feb 1989 Test # 1116
NM Kulkarni 420 70.0 12 195 1 2.78 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 2 Aug 1997 Test # 1374
SK Warne 420 70.0 15 161 6 2.30 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 8 Mar 2002 Test # 1593
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 20-23, 2014 [Test # 2121]
New Zealand v India at Wellington, 2nd Test, Feb 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2120]
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Kevin Pietersen has scored 158 in an innings three times in Tests. This is the highest Test score to be hit by a batsman thrice in his career. Two of the instances came against Australia. The next-highest such score is by Steve Waugh, who scored 157 three times in his career. In Waugh's case too, two of the instances were against the same opposition - England.

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