List of Test cricket records

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Donald Bradman, holder of several Test batting records including highest batting average
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test cricket
Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket

Test cricket is played between international cricket teams who are Full Members of the International Cricket Council (ICC).[1] Unlike One Day Internationals, Test matches consist of two innings per team, having no limit in their number of overs.[2] Test cricket is first-class cricket, so statistics and records set in Test matches are also counted toward first-class records. The duration of Tests, currently limited to five days, has varied through Test history, ranging from three days to timeless matches.[3][4] The earliest match now recognised as a Test was played between England and Australia in March 1877;[5] since then there have been over 2,000 Tests played by 11 teams. The frequency of Tests has steadily increased partly because of the increase in the number of Test-playing countries, and partly as cricket boards seek to maximise their revenue.[6]

Cricket is, by its nature, capable of generating large numbers of records and statistics.[7] This list details the most significant team and individual records in Test cricket.

The most successful team in Test cricket, in terms of both wins and win percentage, is Australia, having won 340 of their 723 Tests (47%). Barring the ICC World XI, a rest of world team which played a single Test against Australia in 2005, the least successful team are Bangladesh who have struggled since their introduction to Test cricket in 2000, leading to questioning of their Test status.[8][9][10]

Australian Donald Bradman, widely considered the greatest batsman of all time,[11][12] holds several personal and partnership records. He scored the most runs in a series, has the most double centuries and was a part of the record 5th and 6th wicket partnerships. His most significant record is his batting average of 99.94. One of cricket's most famous statistics,[13][14] it stands almost 40 runs higher than any other batsman's average. Don Bradman is the only player in the world to have scored 5000 runs against a single opposition: 5028 runs against England.[15]

In the Manchester Test of 1956, England spin bowler Jim Laker took 19 wickets for 90 runs (19–90) which set not only the Test record for best match figures but also the first-class one.[16] In taking 10–53 in the second innings he became the first bowler to capture all ten wickets in a Test match innings, and his analysis remains the best innings figures. Indian Leg-spinner Anil Kumble is the only other bowler to have taken 10 wickets in an innings, claiming 10–74 against Pakistan in 1999.[17] West Indies batsman Brian Lara has the highest individual score in Test cricket: he scored 400 not out against England in 2004 to surpass the innings of 380 by Matthew Hayden six months earlier. Lara had held the record before Hayden, with a score of 375 against England 10 years earlier.[18]

The trend of countries to increase the number of Test matches they play means that the aggregate lists are dominated by modern players. Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan became the highest Test wicket-taker in December 2007, when he passed Shane Warne's total of 708 wickets.[19] Within a year, the equivalent batting record of highest run-scorer had also changed hands: Sachin Tendulkar surpassed the tally of 11,953 runs by Brian Lara.[20] The record for most dismissals by a wicket-keeper is held by Mark Boucher of South Africa[21] while the record for most catches by a fielder is held by Rahul Dravid.[22]

Listing criteria

In general the top five are listed in each category (except when there is a tie for the last place among the five, when all the tied record holders are noted).

Listing notation

Team notation
Batting notation
Bowling notation
Currently playing
Seasons

Team records

Team wins, losses and draws

TeamFirst Test matchMatchesWonLostTiedDrawn % Won
 England15 March 1877945336273033635.56
 Australia15 March 1877767360203220247.07
 West Indies23 June 1928495160166116832.32
 India25 June 1932478121151120525.42
 New Zealand10 January 193039175158015819.18
 South Africa12 March 1889384140129011536.46
 Pakistan16 October 1952380118107015531.05
 Sri Lanka17 February 1982227688107829.96
 Zimbabwe18 October 199293115602611.82
 Bangladesh10 November 2000834680114.82
ICC World XI14 October 2005101000.00

Last updated: 5th March 2014[24]

Result records

Greatest win margins (by innings)

MarginTeamsVenueSeason
Innings and 579 runs England (903-7 d) beat Australia (201 & 123)The Oval, London1938
Innings and 360 runs Australia (652–7 d) beat South Africa (159 & 133)New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg2001–02
Innings and 336 runs West Indies (614–5 d) beat India (124 & 154)Eden Gardens, Kolkata1958–59
Innings and 332 runs Australia (645) beat England (141 & 172)Brisbane Cricket Ground1946–47
Innings and 324 runs Pakistan (643) beat New Zealand (73 & 246)Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore2002

Last updated: 9 August 2009[25]

Greatest win margin (by runs)

MarginTeamsVenueSeason
675 runs England (521 & 342–8 d) beat Australia (122 & 66)Brisbane Exhibition Ground1928–29
562 runs Australia (701 & 327) beat England (321 & 145)The Oval, London1934
530 runs Australia (328 & 578) beat South Africa (205 & 171)Melbourne Cricket Ground1910–11
491 runs Australia (381 & 361–5 d) beat Pakistan (179 & 72)WACA Ground, Perth2004–05
465 runs Sri Lanka (384 & 447–6 d) beat Bangladesh (208 & 158)Chittagong Divisional Stadium2008–09

Last updated: 9 August 2009[26]

Matches that finished with scores level

See also: Tied Test
ResultTeamsVenueSeason
Tie Australia (505 & 232) vs  West Indies (453 & 284)Brisbane Cricket Ground1960–61
Tie India (397 & 347) vs  Australia (574–7 d & 170–5 d)MA Chidambaram Stadium, Madras1986–87
Draw Zimbabwe (376 & 234) vs  England (406 & 204–5)Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo1996–97
Draw India (482 & 242–9) vs  West Indies (590 & 134)Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai2011–12

Last updated: 7 January 2012[27][28][29]

Narrowest win margin (by wickets)

MarginTeamsVenueSeason
1 wicket England (183 & 263–9) beat Australia (324 & 121)The Oval, London1902
1 wicket South Africa (91 & 287–9) beat England (184 & 190)Old Wanderers, Johannesburg1905–06
1 wicket England (382 & 282–9) beat Australia (266 & 397)Melbourne Cricket Ground1907–08
1 wicket England (183 & 173–9) beat South Africa (113 & 242)Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town1922–23
1 wicket Australia (216 & 260–9) beat West Indies (272 & 203)Melbourne Cricket Ground1951–52
1 wicket New Zealand (249 & 104–9) beat West Indies (140 & 212)Carisbrook, Dunedin1979–80
1 wicket Pakistan (256 & 315–9) beat Australia (337 & 232)National Stadium, Karachi1994–95
1 wicket West Indies (329 & 311–9) beat Australia (490 & 146)Kensington Oval, Bridgetown1998–99
1 wicket West Indies (273 & 216–9) beat Pakistan (269 & 219)Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's1999–00
1 wicket Pakistan (175 & 262–9) beat Bangladesh (281 & 154)Ibn-e-Qasim Bagh Stadium, Multan2003
1 wicket Sri Lanka (321 & 352–9) beat South Africa (361 & 311)Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo2006
1 wicket India (405 & 216–9) beat Australia (428 & 192)Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali2010–11

Last updated: 5 October 2010[30]

Narrowest win margin (by runs)

MarginTeamsVenueSeason
1 run West Indies (252 & 146) beat Australia (213 & 184)Adelaide Oval1992–93
2 runs England (407 & 182) beat Australia (308 & 279)Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham2005
3 runs Australia (299 & 86) beat England (262 & 120)Old Trafford, Manchester1902
 England (284 & 294) beat Australia (287 & 288)Melbourne Cricket Ground1982–83
5 runs South Africa (169 & 239) beat Australia (292 & 111)Sydney Cricket Ground1993–94

Last updated: 9 August 2009[31]

Victory after following-on

See also: Follow-on
MarginTeamsVenueSeason
10 runs England (325 & 437) beat  Australia (586 & 166)Sydney Cricket Ground1894–95
18 runs England (174 & 356) beat  Australia (401–9 d & 111)Headingley, Leeds1981
171 runs India (171 & 657–7 d) beat  Australia (445 & 212)Eden Gardens, Kolkata2000–01

Last updated: 9 August 2009[32]

Most consecutive wins

WinsTeamFirst winLast win
16 Australia Zimbabwe at Harare, 14 October 1999 India at Mumbai, 27 February 2001
16 Australia South Africa at Melbourne, 26 December 2005 India at Sydney, 2 January 2008
11 West Indies Australia at Bridgetown, 30 March 1984 Australia at Adelaide, 7 December 1984
9 Sri Lanka India at Colombo, 29 August 2001 Pakistan at Lahore, 6 March 2002
9 South Africa Australia at Durban, 15 March 2002 Bangladesh at Dhaka, 1 May 2003

Last updated: 28 January 2011[33]

Team scoring records

Most runs in an innings
RunsTeamsVenueSeason
952-6 d Sri Lanka (v India)Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium, Colombo1997
903-7 d England (v Australia)The Oval, London1938
849 England (v West Indies)Sabina Park, Kingston1929–30
790–3 d West Indies (v Pakistan)Sabina Park, Kingston1957–58
765–6 d Pakistan (v Sri Lanka)National Stadium, Karachi2008–09

Last updated: 9 August 2009[34]

Fewest runs in a completed innings
RunsTeamsVenueDate
26 New Zealand (v England)Eden Park, Auckland25 March 1955
30 South Africa (v England)St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth13 February 1896
 South Africa (v England)Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham14 June 1924
35 South Africa (v England)Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town1 April 1899
36 Australia (v England)Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham29 May 1902
 South Africa (v Australia)Melbourne Cricket Ground12 February 1932

Last updated: 9 August 2009[35]

Highest Runs (4th Innings) in Successful Chasing
RunsTeamsVenueSeason
418–7 West Indies (v Australia)Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's2002–03
414–4 South Africa (v Australia)WACA Ground, Perth2008–09
406–4 India (v West Indies)Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain1975–76
404–3 Australia (v England)Headingley Stadium, Leeds1948
387–4 India (v England)M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai2008–09

Last updated: 9 August 2009[36]

Individual records

Individual records (batting)

Career runs and career average

Most career runs
RunsPlayerPeriod
15,921 (329 innings)India Sachin Tendulkar1989–2013
13,378 (287 innings)Australia Ricky Ponting1995–2012
13,289 (280 innings)South Africa Jacques Kallis1995–2013
13,288 (286 innings)India Rahul Dravid1996–2012
11,988 (221 innings)Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara2000–2014

Last updated: 19 September 2014[37]

Most career runs – progression of record
RunsPlayerRecord held untilDuration of record
239Australia Charles Bannerman4 January 18824 years, 295 days
676England George Ulyett[a]13 August 18842 years, 222 days
860Australia Billy Murdoch[b]14 August 18862 years, 1 day
1,277England Arthur Shrewsbury23 January 190215 years, 162 days
1,293Australia Joe Darling[c]18 February 190226 days
1,366Australia Syd Gregory[d]14 June 1902116 days
1,531England Archie MacLaren[e]13 August 190260 days
3,412Australia Clem Hill27 December 192422 years, 136 days
5,410England Jack Hobbs29 June 193712 years, 184 days
7,249England Wally Hammond27 November 197033 years, 151 days
7,459England Colin Cowdrey[f]23 March 19721 year, 117 days
8,032West Indies Cricket Board Garfield Sobers23 December 19819 years, 275 days
8,114England Geoff Boycott12 November 19831 year, 324 days
10,122India Sunil Gavaskar25 February 19939 years, 105 days
11,174Australia Allan Border25 November 200512 years, 273 days
11,953West Indies Cricket Board Brian Lara17 October 20082 years, 327 days
15,921India Sachin Tendulkarcurrent5 years, 351 days

Last updated: 18 November 2013[38]


Notes:

  • ^[a] Ulyett finished his career with 949 runs
  • ^[b] Murdoch finished his career with 908 runs
  • ^[c] Darling finished his career with 1,657 runs
  • ^[d] Gregory finished his career with 2,282 runs
  • ^[e] MacLaren finished his career with 1,931 runs
  • ^[f] Cowdrey finished his career with 7,624 runs
Highest career average
AveragePlayerPeriod
99.94 (80 innings)Australia Donald Bradman1928–1948
60.97 (41 innings)South Africa Graeme Pollock1963–1970
60.83 (40 innings)West Indies Cricket Board George Headley1930–1954
60.73 (84 innings)England Herbert Sutcliffe1924–1935
59.23 (31 innings)England Eddie Paynter1931-1939

Qualification: 20 innings.
Last updated: 15 August 2014[39]

Notes:
  • If the qualification is removed, the highest career batting average list is topped by Andy Ganteaume, who scored 112 in his only Test innings[40]

Innings or series

Highest individual score (see also List of Test cricket triple centuries)
RunsPlayerOpponentVenueSeason
400*West Indies Cricket Board Brian Larav EnglandAntigua Recreation Ground, St. John's2003–04
380Australia Matthew Haydenv ZimbabweWACA Ground, Perth2003–04
375West Indies Cricket Board Brian Larav EnglandAntigua Recreation Ground, St. John's1993–94
374Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardenev South AfricaSinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo2006
365*West Indies Cricket Board Garfield Sobersv PakistanSabina Park, Kingston1957–58

Last updated: 9 August 2009[41]

Highest individual score – progression of record
RunsPlayerOpponentVenueSeasonTest Match Number
165*Australia Charles Bannermanv EnglandMelbourne Cricket Ground1876–77Test No. 1
211Australia Billy Murdochv EnglandThe Oval, London1884Test No. 16
287England Tip Fosterv AustraliaSydney Cricket Ground1903–04Test No. 78
325England Andy Sandhamv West IndiesSabina Park, Kingston1929–30Test No. 193
334Australia Donald Bradmanv EnglandHeadingley Stadium, Leeds1930Test No. 196
336*England Wally Hammondv New ZealandEden Park, Auckland1932–33Test No. 226
364England Len Huttonv AustraliaThe Oval, London1938Test No. 266
365*West Indies Cricket Board Garfield Sobersv PakistanSabina Park, Kingston1957–58Test No. 452
375West Indies Cricket Board Brian Larav EnglandAntigua Recreation Ground, St. John's1993–94Test No. 1259
380Australia Matthew Haydenv ZimbabweWACA Ground, Perth2003–04Test No. 1661
400*West Indies Cricket Board Brian Larav EnglandAntigua Recreation Ground, St. John's2003–04Test No. 1696

Last updated: 9 August 2009[42]

Most runs in a match
RunsScoresPlayerMatch
456333 and 123England Graham Goochv India at Lord's, 1990
426334* and 92Australia Mark Taylorv Pakistan at Peshawar, 1998-99
424319 and 105Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkarav Bangladesh at Chittagong, 2013-14
400400*West Indies Cricket Board Brian Larav England at St John's, Antigua, 2003-04
380247* and 133Australia Greg Chappellv New Zealand at Wellington, 1973-74
380Australia Matthew Haydenv Zimbabwe at Perth, 2003-04

Last updated: 7 February 2014[43]

Most runs in a series
RunsPlayerSeries
974 (7 innings)Australia Donald Bradmanv England, 1930
905 (9 innings)England Wally Hammondv Australia, 1928–29
839 (11 innings)Australia Mark Taylorv England, 1989
834 (9 innings)Australia Neil Harveyv South Africa, 1952–53
829 (7 innings)West Indies Cricket Board Viv Richardsv England, 1976
827 (10 innings)West Indies Cricket Board Clyde Walcottv Australia, 1955
824 (8 innings)West Indies Cricket Board Gary Sobersv Pakistan, 1957–58
810 (9 innings)Australia Donald Bradmanv England, 1936–37
806 (5 innings)Australia Donald Bradmanv South Africa, 1931–32

Last updated: 9 January 2012[44]

Most runs in an over

RunsSequenceBatsmanBowlerVenueSeason
284–6–6–4–4–4West Indies Cricket Board Brian LaraSouth Africa Robin PetersonWanderers Stadium, Johannesburg2003–04
4–6–2–4–6–6Australia George BaileyEngland James AndersonWACA, Perth2013–14
276–6–6–6–2–1Pakistan Shahid AfridiIndia Harbhajan SinghGaddafi Stadium, Lahore2005–06
264–4–6–0–6–6Australia Mitchell JohnsonSouth Africa Paul HarrisWanderers Stadium, Johannesburg2008–09
4–0–6–6–6–4West Indies Cricket Board Brian LaraPakistan Danish KaneriaMultan Cricket Stadium2006–07
4–4–4–4–6–4New Zealand Craig McMillanPakistan Younis KhanSeddon Park, Hamilton2000–01

Last updated: 16 December 2013[45]

Centuries

Most Test centuries

CenturiesPlayerMatchesInningsInns/Century
51India Sachin Tendulkar2003296.4
45South Africa Jacques Kallis1662806.2
41Australia Ricky Ponting1682877.0
37Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara1282215.9
36India Rahul Dravid1642867.9
34India Sunil Gavaskar1252146.3
34West Indies Cricket Board Brian Lara1312326.8
34Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene1492527.4
32Australia Steve Waugh1682608.1
30Australia Matthew Hayden1031846.1
30West Indies Cricket Board Shivnarine Chanderpaul1582698.9
29Australia Don Bradman52802.8

Last updated: 19 September 2014[46]

Fastest Test centuries
No. of ballsPlayerOpponentVenueSeason
56West Indies Cricket Board Viv Richardsv EnglandAntigua Recreation Ground, St. John's1985–86
57Australia Adam Gilchristv EnglandWACA Ground, Perth2006–07
67Australia Jack Gregoryv South AfricaOld Wanderers, Johannesburg1921–22
69West Indies Cricket Board Shivnarine Chanderpaulv AustraliaBourda, Georgetown, Guyana2002–03
69Australia David Warnerv IndiaWACA Ground, Perth2011–12

Last updated: 24 January 2012[47]

Most Test double centuries
Double centuriesPlayerMatches
12Australia Donald Bradman52
10Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara128
9West Indies Cricket Board Brian Lara131
7England Wally Hammond85
Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene149

Last updated: 19 September 2014[48]

Most Test triple centuries
Triple centuriesPlayerMatches
2Australia Donald Bradman52
India Virender Sehwag102
West Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle95
West Indies Cricket Board Brian Lara131

Last updated: 6 February 2013[49]

Note:

17 other players have scored a triple century in a Test: see List of Test cricket triple centuries for more details
Bradman also has the record for most scores of 250+ at five, Sehwag has four[50]

Most Test quadruple centuries
Quadruple centuriesPlayerMatches
1West Indies Cricket Board Brian Lara131

Last updated: 9 May 2013[51]

Individual records (bowling)

Career

Most wickets in a career
WicketsPlayerMatchesAverage
800Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan13322.72
708Australia Shane Warne14525.41
619India Anil Kumble13229.65
563Australia Glenn McGrath12421.64
519West Indies Cricket Board Courtney Walsh13224.44

Last updated: 22 July 2010[52]

Most wickets in a career – Progression of record
WicketsPlayerMatchesAverageRecord held untilDuration of record
8[a]England Alfred Shaw110.7531 March 187716 days
14Australia Tom Kendall215.354 January 18791 year, 279 days
94[b]Australia Fred Spofforth1818.4112 January 189516 years, 8 days
118England Johnny Briggs3317.752 January 19048 years, 355 days
141Australia Hugh Trumble3221.7813 December 19139 years, 345 days
189England Sydney Barnes2716.434 January 193622 years, 22 days
216Australia Clarrie Grimmett3724.2124 July 195317 years, 201 days
236England Alec Bedser5124.8926 January 19639 years, 186 days
242[c]England Brian Statham6724.2715 March 196348 days
307England Fred Trueman6721.571 February 197612 years, 323 days
309West Indies Cricket Board Lance Gibbs7929.0927 December 19815 years, 329 days
355Australia Dennis Lillee7023.9221 August 19864 years, 237 days
373[d]England Ian Botham9427.8612 November 19882 years, 83 days
431New Zealand Richard Hadlee8622.298 February 19945 years, 88 days
434India Kapil Dev13129.6427 March 20006 years, 48 days
519West Indies Cricket Board Courtney Walsh13224.448 May 20044 years, 42 days
532[e]Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan9122.8715 October 2004160 days
708Australia Shane Warne14525.413 December 20073 years, 49 days
800Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan13322.72Current6 years, 304 days

Notes
^[a] Allen Hill took the first Test wicket, but only two in the First Test match. Alfred Shaw (3/51 & 5/35) and Tom Kendall (1/54 & 7/55) both took eight wickets, but as Australia batted first Shaw was the first to take five wickets in an innings and the first to take eight Test wickets. Kendal overook him in the Second Test and Shaw subsequently increased his total to 12 wickets (15.35) in seven Tests[53]
^[b] Johnny Briggs equalled Fred Spofforth's record of 94 Test wickets on 29 December 1894 in the Second Test at Melbourne, as did Charles Turner two days later. Briggs overook Turner and Spofforth in the Third Test at Adelaide, which Turner missed, and became the first man to claim 100 Test wickets on 1 February 1895 in the Fourth Test at Sydney. Turner became the second three days later and ended with a total of 101 wickets (16.53) in 17 Tests[54]
^[c] Fred Trueman overtook Brian Statham's then record of 242 Test wickets and Statham subsequently increased his total to 252 wickets (24.84) in 70 Tests
^[d] Richard Hadlee overtook Ian Botham's then record of 373 Test wickets and Botham subsequently increased his total to 383 wickets (28.40) in 102 Tests
^[e] Shane Warne overtook Muttiah Muralitharan's then record of 532 Test wickets and Muralitharan subsequently increased his total to 800 wickets (22.72) in 133 Tests[55]

Best career average
AveragePlayerBallsWickets
10.75England George Lohmann3,830112
12.70England/Australia John Ferris[a]2,30261
15.54England Billy Barnes2,28951
16.42England Billy Bates2,36450
16.43England Sydney Barnes7,873189

Qualification: 2000 balls bowled
Last updated: 9 August 2009[56]


Note: If the qualification is removed, the best career average record is at 0.00 runs per wicket (i.e. no runs were conceded). This record is shared by Englishmen A N Hornby, Wilf Barber and New Zealander, Bruce Murray who took one wicket without conceding a run[57]


  • ^[a] John Ferris was one of a few cricketers to play Test cricket for more than one country. He played in eight Tests for Australia from 1886–87 and a single Test for England in South Africa in 1891–92.[58]
Most 5 wickets in an innings
5 wickets in an inningsPlayerMatches
67Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan133
37Australia Shane Warne145
36New Zealand Richard Hadlee86
35India Anil Kumble132
29Australia Glenn McGrath124

Last updated: 23 July 2010[59]

Most 10 wickets in a match
10 wickets in a matchPlayerMatches
22Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan133
10Australia Shane Warne145
9New Zealand Richard Hadlee86
8India Anil Kumble132
7England Sydney Barnes27
Australia Clarrie Grimmett37
Australia Dennis Lillee70

Last updated: 30 April 2013[60]

Series

Most wickets in a series
WicketsPlayerSeries
49 (4 Tests)England Sydney Barnesv South Africa, 1913–14
46 (5 Tests)England Jim Lakerv Australia, 1956
44 (5 Tests)Australia Clarrie Grimmettv South Africa, 1935–36
42 (6 Tests)Australia Terry Aldermanv England, 1981
41 (6 Tests)Australia Terry Aldermanv England, 1989
Australia Rodney Hoggv England, 1978–79
40 (5 Tests)Australia Shane Warnev England, 2005
40 (6 Tests)Pakistan Imran Khanv India, 1982–83

Last updated: 9 January 2012[61]

Innings

Best figures in an innings
BowlingPlayerOpponentVenueSeason
10–53England Jim Lakerv Australia (2nd innings)Old Trafford, Manchester1956
10–74India Anil Kumblev PakistanFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi1998–99
9–28England George Lohmannv South AfricaOld Wanderers, Johannesburg1895–96
9–37England Jim Lakerv Australia (1st innings)Old Trafford, Manchester1956
9–51Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharanv ZimbabweAsgiriya Stadium, Kandy2001–02

Last updated: 9 August 2009[62]

Best figures in an innings – progression of record
BowlingPlayerOpponentVenueSeason
7–55Australia Tom Kendall
(in the inaugural Test Match)
v EnglandMelbourne Cricket Ground1876–77
7–44Australia Fred Spofforthv EnglandThe Oval, London1882
7–28England Billy Batesv AustraliaMelbourne Cricket Ground1882–83
8–35England George Lohmannv AustraliaSydney Cricket Ground1886–87
8–11England Johnny Briggsv South AfricaNewlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town1888–89
8–7England George Lohmannv South AfricaSt. George's Park, Port Elizabeth1895–96
9–28England George Lohmannv South AfricaOld Wanderers, Johannesburg1895–96
10–53England Jim Lakerv AustraliaOld Trafford, Manchester1956

Calculated at the conclusion of each Test
Last updated: 9 August 2009

Match records

Best figures in a match
BowlingPlayerOpponentVenueSeason
19–90England Jim Lakerv AustraliaManchester, England,1956
17–159England Sydney Barnesv South AfricaOld Wanderers, Johannesburg1913–14
16–136India Narendra Hirwaniv West IndiesM. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai1987–88
16–137Australia Bob Massiev EnglandLord's Cricket Ground, London1972
16–220Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharanv EnglandThe Oval, London1998
15–123New Zealand Richard Hadleev AustraliaThe Gabba, Brisbane1985-6

Last updated: 9 August 2009[63]

Individual records (fielding)

Most catches in Test career

CatchesPlayerMatches
210India Rahul Dravid164
196Australia Ricky Ponting168
194Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene138
194South Africa Jacques Kallis162
181Australia Mark Waugh128
Note:The list excludes catches made as wicket-keeper[64] Last updated: 30 April 2013

Individual records (wicket-keeping)

Most dismissals
DismissalsPlayerMatches
555 (532 catches + 23 stumpings)South Africa Mark Boucher147
416 (379 catches + 37 stumpings)Australia Adam Gilchrist96
395 (366 catches + 29 stumpings)Australia Ian Healy119
355 (343 catches + 12 stumpings)Australia Rod Marsh96
270 (265 catches + 5 stumpings)West Indies Cricket Board Jeff Dujon81

Last updated: 15 July 2012[65]

Note:

Alec Stewart took 277 dismissals but this includes 36 catches taken in 51 matches in which he was not the designated wicket-keeper

Most catches
CatchesPlayerMatches
532South Africa Mark Boucher147
379Australia Adam Gilchrist96
366Australia Ian Healy119
343Australia Rod Marsh96
265West Indies Cricket Board Jeff Dujon81

Last updated: 15 July 2012[66]

Most stumpings
StumpingsPlayerMatches
52Australia Bert Oldfield54
46England Godfrey Evans91
38India Syed Kirmani88
37India Mahendra Singh Dhoni83
37Australia Adam Gilchrist96

Last updated: 22 March 2014[67]

Individual records (other)

Most matches played
MatchesPlayerPeriod
200India Sachin Tendulkar1989–2013
168Australia Steve Waugh1985–2004
168Australia Ricky Ponting1995–2012
164India Rahul Dravid1996–2012
162South Africa Jacques Kallis1995–2013

Last updated: 30 April 2013[68]

Most matches played as captain
MatchesPlayerWonLostDrawnTied
109South Africa Graeme Smith5329270
93Australia Allan Border3222381
80New Zealand Stephen Fleming2827250
77Australia Ricky Ponting4816130
74West Indies Cricket Board Clive Lloyd3612260

Last updated: 22 March 2014 [69]

Most matches won as captain
WonPlayerLostDrawnTiesMatches
53South Africa Graeme Smith26260109
48Australia Ricky Ponting1613077
41Australia Steve Waugh97057
36West Indies Cricket Board Clive Lloyd1226074
32Australia Allan Border2238193

Last updated: 23 March 2014[69]

Partnership records

Highest partnership for each wicket

PartnershipRunsTeamPlayersOppositionVenueSeason
1st wicket415 South AfricaGraeme Smith† (232)Neil McKenzie (226)v BangladeshChittagong Divisional Stadium2008
2nd wicket576 Sri LankaSanath Jayasuriya (340)Roshan Mahanama (225)v IndiaRanasinghe Premadasa Stadium, Colombo1997–98
3rd wicket624 Sri LankaKumar Sangakkara† (287)Mahela Jayawardene† (374)v South AfricaSinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo2006
4th wicket437 Sri LankaThilan Samaraweera† (231)Mahela Jayawardene† (240)v PakistanNational Stadium, Karachi2009
5th wicket405 AustraliaSid Barnes (234)Donald Bradman (234)v EnglandSydney Cricket Ground1946–47
6th wicket352 New ZealandBrendan McCullum† (302)BJ Watling† (124)v IndiaBasin Reserve, Wellington2014
7th wicket347 West IndiesDenis Atkinson (219)Clairmonte Depeiaza (122)v AustraliaKensington Oval, Bridgetown1954–55
8th wicket332 EnglandJonathan Trott† (184)Stuart Broad† (169)v PakistanLords Cricket Ground, London2010
9th wicket195 South AfricaMark Boucher (78)Pat Symcox (108)v PakistanNew Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg1997–98
10th wicket198 EnglandJoe Root† (154*)James Anderson† (81)v IndiaTrent Bridge, Nottingham2014

Last updated: 12 July 2014[70]

Highest partnerships

RunsTeamPlayersOppositionVenueSeason
624 (3rd wicket) Sri LankaKumar Sangakkara† (287)Mahela Jayawardene† (374)v South AfricaSinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo2006
576 (2nd wicket) Sri LankaSanath Jayasuriya (340)Roshan Mahanama (225)v IndiaRanasinghe Premadasa Stadium, Colombo1997–98
467 (3rd wicket) New ZealandAndrew Jones (186)Martin Crowe (299)v Sri LankaBasin Reserve, Wellington1990–91
451 (2nd wicket) AustraliaBill Ponsford (266)Donald Bradman (244)v EnglandThe Oval, London1934
451 (3rd wicket) PakistanMudassar Nazar (231)Javed Miandad (280*)v IndiaNiaz Stadium, Hyderabad1982–83

Last updated: 9 August 2009[71]

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