The evergreen format of cricket which has been going on from decades with the same level of hype and entertainment around the world. Yes I am talking about test cricket, that too in a country like India which is quite difficult not only for foreign players but also for Indian batters to survive for a long time. But, there are some games where Indian team managed to made India highest score in test.
Therefore, let’s talk about the teams against which India made their some of the highest test score.
Top 5 India’s Highest Score In Test
1. Against England – 759/7d
This match probably is famous because of the iconic triple century of young lad Karun Nair, sadly did not get a single chance after this match even after scoring 300 runs. Moreover, this match was played in spin friendly wicket of Chennai in 2016.
India highest score in test was registered against the Alastair Cook’s team England, where English team set the target of 477 runs with the exceptional knock of 146 runs by all rounder Moeen Ali.
At first target was looking quite tricky for India, as England has some pretty good spinners who might have troubled the batters. But Indian batters has some other plan, India took the huge lead with the help of two amazing knock of Kl Rahul and Karun Nair where they both smashed 199 runs and 303 runs respectively.
Furthermore the saddest part of this match was when Kl Rahul got out on 199 runs, against English leg spinner Adil Rashid which caused to miss out the first ever double century of Kl Rahul.
2. Against Sri Lanka – 726/9d
The India vs Sri Lanka test series of 2009, which was played in Brabourne stadium of Mumbai features on 2nd spot in the list of India highest score in test. If you see all these records closely, you will notice there will be a one player which gets remembered for his knock. In this match, it was Virendra Sehwag.
Sri Lanka choose to bat first where they were looking for a good total to be put on the scoreboard and got all out on 393 runs. Moreover, 393 runs was certainly not enough for the strong batting unit of India where players like Virendra Sehwag and Ms Dhoni turned out to be absolute beast in batting at that day and made 726 runs.
The interesting fact is, out of 7 main batters of India 4 scored half century and 2 smashed magnificent hundreds. Attacking opener, Virendra Sehwag played one of his best inning vs Sri Lanka on that day where he scored 293 runs with 40-fours and 7-sixes, whereas Ms Dhoni played impactful inning of 100 runs which took India to 726 runs.
3. Against Sri Lanka – 707/10
The third India highest score in test was again against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2010, but this time things were little bit in support of Sri Lankan team as they were playing in their home against India which unfortunately did not go as planned because match was drawn.
Furthermore, this time Sri Lanka scored a mammoth target of 642/4d and thought this would be probably the safe score in their home ground. But again, Indian batsmans changed the whole scenario completely, as they made 707 runs and got all out.
From Sri Lankan side, the double century of Kumar Sangakkara 219 runs and Mahela Jayawardene’s 174 runs was the major highlight. On the other hand, Iconic Indian batter, Sachin Tendulkar’s 203 runs and Suresh Raina’s 120 runs were hugely helped India to breach the mark of 700 runs in test cricket for the third time.
Test cricket between sub-continent countries are always pretty much high scoring games, as both team knows very well how to play spinners and dominate them in the middle overs of the innings. Which makes almost no difference for all the sub-continent when playing against each other.
4. Against Australia – 705/7d
Fourth India’s highest score in test was came against the era of “mighty aussies” in Sydney cricket ground in 2004. some of the greatest former players of both the teams produced a well entertaining match for the crowd on that day.
India came out to bat and once again crossed the mark of 700 runs in test with the help of two big and extraordinary batsmans of India. V.V.S. Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar once again stood for the team and made the Australian bowlers helpless.
Although, the opening partnership was quite good where opener Aakash Chopra and Virender Sehwag both started with half centuries, following them Sachin made 241 runs and Laxman’s 178 runs led to the India’s test score to 705 runs.
Moreover, I personally thinks this was quite impressive and tough at the same time for Indian batsman’s as they were playing against Australia in their home that too with lethal bowling lineup of Aussies. Whereas, the rest of the India highest score in test was recorded in sub-continent only.
5. Against Bangladesh – 687/6d
The neighbours of India, Bangladesh came to play in India in year 2017 in Hyderabad, where Mushfiqur Rahim had to face off aggressive approach of Indian former captain Virat Kohli.
Once again like always, India batted first and made 687 runs on the board including three centuries of Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli and Wriddhiman Saha. Moreover, In this match Virat Kohli registered another double century in his list as he played excellent inning of 204 runs in 246 balls including 24 fours.
Therefore, our list of India highest score in test ends up with 687/6d runs against Bangladesh.
Frequently Asked Questions
India Highest score in test against Australia?
In 2004, India scored its highest ever test score against Australia which was 705 runs in Sydney cricket ground.
India's highest score in test in one inning?
India registered its highest ever score of test in one inning in 2016 series against England where India made 759 runs in a inning.
How many times India score 700 plus runs in test cricket?
Well, India crossed the mark of 700 runs four-times in test cricket against England, Sri lanka, and Australia.