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Team Score Score Diff Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
Pakistan 106 657/8d 551 v West Indies Bridgetown 17 Jan 1958 Test # 446
New Zealand 174 671/4 497 v Sri Lanka Wellington 31 Jan 1991 Test # 1162
New Zealand 192 680/8d 488 v India Wellington 14 Feb 2014 Test # 2120
India 171 657/7d 486 v Australia Kolkata 11 Mar 2001 Test # 1535
West Indies 590 134 456 v India Mumbai 22 Nov 2011 Test # 2019
Zimbabwe 131 563/9d 432 v West Indies Harare 27 Jul 2001 Test # 1553
West Indies 133 564/8 431 v New Zealand Bridgetown 23 Mar 1972 Test # 695
England 139 570/7d 431 v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2004 Test # 1730
South Africa 506 80 426 v Australia Melbourne 31 Dec 1910 Test # 112
India 83 505/3d 422 v New Zealand Mohali 10 Oct 1999 Test # 1462
England 551/6d 129 422 v Australia Adelaide 1 Dec 2006 Test # 1819
South Africa 199 620 421 v Australia Johannesburg 23 Dec 1966 Test # 611
Australia 586 166 420 v England Sydney 14 Dec 1894 Test # 42
Australia 668 249 419 v West Indies Bridgetown 14 May 1955 Test # 406
South Africa 156 572/7 416 v England Durban 26 Dec 1999 Test # 1480
England 75 475 400 v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1894 Test # 43
New Zealand 503 105 398 v India Auckland 6 Feb 2014 Test # 2118
England 186 583/4d 397 v West Indies Birmingham 30 May 1957 Test # 439
Bangladesh 556 167 389 v West Indies Dhaka 13 Nov 2012 Test # 2057
West Indies 149 536/9d 387 v Australia Bridgetown 19 Apr 1991 Test # 1169
Sri Lanka 547/8d 164 383 v Australia Colombo (SSC) 17 Aug 1992 Test # 1194
Pakistan 538 155 383 v England Leeds 4 Aug 2006 Test # 1813
India 88 463/5d 375 v New Zealand Mumbai (BS) 12 Mar 1965 Test # 582
Australia 701 327 374 v England The Oval 18 Aug 1934 Test # 237
Pakistan 574/8d 200 374 v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1972 Test # 705
Australia 520/7d 150 370 v West Indies Perth 16 Dec 2009 Test # 1941
West Indies 548/7d 184 364 v New Zealand St John's 27 Apr 1996 Test # 1326
South Africa 483/9d 121 362 v England Nottingham 7 Jun 1951 Test # 334
South Africa 30 390 360 v England Birmingham 14 Jun 1924 Test # 153
Australia 556 196 360 v India Adelaide 12 Dec 2003 Test # 1673
Australia 118 477 359 v England Birmingham 5 Jun 1997 Test # 1368
Australia 198 554 356 v South Africa Melbourne 31 Dec 1931 Test # 214
Pakistan 245 599/7d 354 v India Karachi 29 Jan 2006 Test # 1783
West Indies 481 128 353 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 12 Nov 2003 Test # 1669
Australia 600 250 350 v England Melbourne 1 Jan 1925 Test # 159

Cases are limited to where the lower score is a completed innings, and so excludes declarations

Records include the following recent matches:
West Indies v Bangladesh at Gros Islet, 2nd Test, Sep 13-16, 2014 [Test # 2139]
West Indies v Bangladesh at Kingstown, 1st Test, Sep 5-9, 2014 [Test # 2138]
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Aug 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2136]

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WG Grace, Fred Grace and Edward Grace, all brothers, made their debuts in the same Test match, versus Australia at The Oval, in 1880. Another set of brothers, Alec Hearne, George Hearne and Jack Hearne, also made their debuts for England in the same Test, versus South Africa at Newlands in 1892.

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