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Longest individual innings (by balls)
Player Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
L Hutton 364 797 847 35 0 England v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 1938 Test # 266
GM Turner 259 704 759 22 0 New Zealand v West Indies Georgetown 6 Apr 1972 Test # 696
RB Simpson 311 762 740 23 1 Australia v England Manchester 23 Jul 1964 Test # 564
SG Barnes 234 649 667 17 0 Australia v England Sydney 13 Dec 1946 Test # 280
G Kirsten 275 878 642 26 0 South Africa v England Durban 26 Dec 1999 Test # 1480
A Sandham 325 600 640 28 0 England v West Indies Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
WR Hammond 251 461 605 30 0 England v Australia Sydney 14 Dec 1928 Test # 177
WR Hammond 177 440 603 17 0 England v Australia Adelaide 1 Feb 1929 Test # 179
RM Cowper 307 727 589 20 0 Australia v England Melbourne 11 Feb 1966 Test # 601
BC Lara 400* 778 582 43 4 West Indies v England St John's 10 Apr 2004 Test # 1696
WR Hammond 231* 460 579 27 0 England v Australia Sydney 18 Dec 1936 Test # 256
ST Jayasuriya 340 799 578 36 2 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (RPS) 2 Aug 1997 Test # 1374
DPMD Jayawardene 374 752 572 43 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 2006 Test # 1810
Younis Khan 313 760 568 27 4 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Karachi 21 Feb 2009 Test # 1909
MA Taylor 334* 720 564 32 1 Australia v Pakistan Peshawar 15 Oct 1998 Test # 1426
DL Amiss 262* 570 563 40 1 England v West Indies Kingston 16 Feb 1974 Test # 732
RS Mahanama 225 753 561 27 0 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (RPS) 2 Aug 1997 Test # 1374
BB McCullum 302 775 559 32 4 New Zealand v India Wellington 14 Feb 2014 Test # 2120
Hanif Mohammad 187* 542 556 21 0 Pakistan v England Lord's 27 Jul 1967 Test # 621
G Boycott 246* 573 555 30 1 England v India Leeds 8 Jun 1967 Test # 618
TW Jarvis 182 540 555 19 0 New Zealand v West Indies Georgetown 6 Apr 1972 Test # 696
DSBP Kuruppu 201* 777 548 24 0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (CCC) 16 Apr 1987 Test # 1074
AN Cook 294 773 545 33 0 England v India Birmingham 10 Aug 2011 Test # 2003
DL Houghton 266 675 541 30 3 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Bulawayo 20 Oct 1994 Test # 1271
BC Lara 375 766 538 45 0 West Indies v England St John's 16 Apr 1994 Test # 1259
MS Atapattu 201* 684 536 18 0 Sri Lanka v England Galle 22 Feb 2001 Test # 1530
HM Amla 311* 790 529 35 0 South Africa v England The Oval 19 Jul 2012 Test # 2049
WL Murdoch 211 490 525 24 0 Australia v England The Oval 11 Aug 1884 Test # 16
G Kirsten 210 650 525 24 1 South Africa v England Manchester 2 Jul 1998 Test # 1420
CT Radley 158 648 524 15 0 England v New Zealand Auckland 4 Mar 1978 Test # 820
MD Crowe 299 610 523 29 3 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Wellington 31 Jan 1991 Test # 1162
GW Flower 201* 654 523 11 1 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Harare 31 Jan 1995 Test # 1285
Javed Miandad 260 617 521 28 1 Pakistan v England The Oval 6 Aug 1987 Test # 1079
GT Dowling 239 556 519 26 5 New Zealand v India Christchurch 22 Feb 1968 Test # 631
GN Yallop 268 716 517 29 0 Australia v Pakistan Melbourne 26 Dec 1983 Test # 973
Shoaib Mohammad 163 720 516 17 1 Pakistan v New Zealand Wellington 10 Feb 1989 Test # 1115
S Chanderpaul 136* 675 510 17 0 West Indies v India St John's 10 May 2002 Test # 1602
Younis Khan 267 690 504 32 1 Pakistan v India Bangalore 24 Mar 2005 Test # 1743
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131 - Live]
    » Sri Lanka 305/5 (86.0 ov, N Dickwella 12*, DPMD Jayawardene 140*, VD Philander 0/33) - Stumps
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]

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