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Top 10 players who spent most time on the crease in an innings


  • Player

    Runs

    Mins

    Balls

    4s

    6s

    Team

    Opposition

    Ground

    Match Date

    Scorecard

    Hanif Mohammad

    337

    970

    24

    0

    Pakistan

    v West Indies

    Bridgetown

    17 Jan 1958

    Test # 446

    G Kirsten

    275

    878

    642

    26

    0

    South Africa

    v England

    Durban

    26 Dec 1999

    Test # 1480

    ST Jayasuriya

    340

    799

    578

    36

    2

    Sri Lanka

    v India

    Colombo (RPS)

    2 Aug 1997

    Test # 1374

    L Hutton

    364

    797

    847

    35

    0

    England

    Australia

    The Oval

    20 Aug 1938

    Test # 266

    HM Amla

    311*

    790

    529

    35

    0

    South Africa

    v England

    The Oval

    19 Jul 2012

    Test # 2049

    BC Lara

    400*

    778

    582

    43

    4

    West Indies

    v England

    St John’s

    10 Apr 2004

    Test # 1696

    DSBP Kuruppu

    201*

    777

    548

    24

    0

    Sri Lanka

    v New Zealand

    Colombo (CCC)

    16 Apr 1987

    Test # 1074

    BB McCullum

    302

    775

    559

    32

    4

    New Zealand

    v India

    Wellington

    14 Feb 2014

    Test # 2120

    AN Cook

    294

    773

    545

    33

    0

    England

    India

    Birmingham

    10 Aug 2011

    Test # 2003

    BC Lara

    375

    766

    538

    45

    0

    West Indies

    v England

    St John’s

    16 Apr 1994

    Test # 1259

    The above table shows the list of players who played the longest innings in terms of time spent . Hanif Mohammad tops this list. He spent 970 minutes on the crease on 17th January 1958 , when he scored 337 runs against West Indies. 2nd on the list is Garry Kirsten, who played an uncharecteristic innings against England on 26th December, 1999. He was an attacking batsman , who curbed his natural instincts for the team’s cause and played a relatively slow innings of 275 runs, spending 878 minutes. 3rd on the list Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya who spent 799 minutes on the crease while Sri Lanka posted a record score against India . He scored 340 runs on his way.

    The list also features Hashim Amla , who spent 790 minutes against England on 19th July , 2012 at The Oval. Brian Lara is the only batsman who have featured twice on this list and both were record breaking innings. First , he scored 375 runs and spent 766 minutes to break Garry Sober’s record of the highest Test innings. This record was later broken by Matthew Hayden. Lara returned back with a score of 400 againt England , spending 778 minutes on th crease.

    The latest one on this list is Brendon McCullum, who scored a triple century against India on 14th Feb, 2014.

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