There is a perception that Test match is usually the slowest format in Cricket and most often boring as well. But the people who say this haven’t watched some of these players play, because when these batsmen enter the field, even a Test match becomes a T20 match.
We will be taking a look at list of batsmen who have scored most number of runs in a single day of a Test match –
|Sir Don Bradman (Aus)||309||0||309*||England||Leeds||11 Jul 1930||DRAW|
|Wally Hamond (Eng)||295||41*||336||New Zealand||Auckland||31 Mar 1933||DRAW|
|Virender Sehwag (Ind)||284||0||284*||Sri Lanka||Mumbai (BS)||2 Dec 2009||India|
|Denis Compton (Eng)||273||5*||278||Pakistan||Notingham||1 Jul 1954||England|
|Sir Don Bradman (Aus)||271||0||271*||England||Leeds||20 Jul 1934||DRAW|
|Virender Sehwag (Ind)||257||52*||309*||South Africa||Chennai||26 Mar 2008||DRAW|
|Sir Don Bradman (Aus)||244||0||244||England||The Oval||18 Aug 1934||Australia|
|Sir Frank Worrell (WI)||239||0||239*||England||Nottingham||20 Jul 1950||West Indies|
|Herschelle Gibbs (SA)||228||0||228||Pakistan||Cape Town||2 Jan 2003||South Africa|
|Virender Sehwag (Ind)||228||0||228*||Pakistan||Multan||28 Mar 2004||India|
|Brian Lara (WI)||227||86*||313*||England||St. Johns||10 Apr 2004||DRAW|
When we take a look at this list on 11 batsmen have been successful in scoring 225 or more runs in a single day of a Test match, with the highest being 309 by Sir Don Bradman against England. Often it is seen that a team doesn’t score 309 runs in a day and a player alone has done it. He is also the only player to score 300 or more runs in a single day of a Test match.
Only 2 batsmen have been successful in scoring 225 or more runs in a single day of Test match and they are the legendary cricketer Sir Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag from India.
Note: Stats updated till 25 July, 2014