With the rising popularity of limited overs cricket all across the world, the traditional longer format of cricket is losing its following amongst the younger generation. A lot of fans consider Test cricket being lengthy and boring. But a lot of them have failed to understand its competitiveness and how exciting can it be. Test cricket was called so because its a ‘Test’ of one’s physical and mental endurance. Even today if you personally talk to a professional cricketer, the only dream he would have would be to represent his nation in Test cricket. Nonetheless, Test cricket has seen one of the most brilliant matches with one of the finest knocks ever played by batsman all across the world. Here is a list of the Top 10 highest score in Test cricket.
However, Test cricket has seen one of the most brilliant matches with one of the finest knocks ever played by batsmen all across the world. Here is a list of the Top 10 Highest individual score in Test cricket.
10334* (564), MARK TAYLOR, Australia vs Pakistan, Peshawar (1998)
Number 10 on the list is Mark Taylor’s brilliant unbeaten knock of 334 in the 2nd Test match of Australia’s tour of Pakistan 1998. Taylor faced 564 balls and batted throughout the first 2 days of the match for 720 minutes (12 hours). With this innings, Taylor equalled Don Bradman’s record of the highest individual test score in test cricket, made way back in 1930. The left-handed opening batsman was the captain of the then Australian squad.
At the end of the second day’s play, Taylor was encouraged by the media to attempt to break Brian Lara’s world record score of 375. However, the skipper declared the innings closed to in order to increase the chances of winning the match. Although, the match ended in a draw, he was praised a lot for this self-less decision.