Lowest individual score yet to be achieved in Test cricket

Sudipta / 16 November 2015

Records galore as Ross Taylor has reached a new height of his career. Taylor missed his first triple hundred by 10 runs. At historic West Australia Cricket Association Stadium, Taylor has become the highest individual run scorer by a visiting batsman.

Taylor’s record brought many other records in front of us. This was Taylor’s first Test century this year. The stylish batsman has batted 565 minutes at W.A.C.A pitch which is known as the heaven for  the first bowler.

Ross Taylor has also become the second highest individual run scorer against Australia after Len Hutton’s 364 at the Oval in 1938 Ashes.

Taylor is also the third highest run scorer for New Zealand in Test. The only two people who have batter score are Brendon McCullum’s triple hundred at West Pack Stadium, Wellington in 2014 against India and Martin Crowe was dismissed for 299 against Sri Lanka in the same venue in 1991.

Ross Taylor’s double hundred also forced Australia to conceded first innings lead after scoring 559. This was the 10th instance in international cricket. And out of those 10 five has happened in Australia.

Highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia

Batsman

Team

Score

Year

Ross Taylor

New Zealand

290

2015

Reginald ‘Tip’ Foster 

England

287

1903

Brian Lara

West Indies

277

1993

Wally Hammond

England

251

1928

Sachin Tendulkar

India

241*

2004

 

Taylor’s innings was stitched with 43 boundaries. The right-handed batsman played only 376 balls before he fell to Nathan Lyon.

Taylor has become  second fastest New Zealand crickter to score 5000 Test runs. Taylor has taken 120 innings while Martin Crow reached the feat in 117 innings.

Taylor’s 290 run innings also brought the records that are not achieved in the history of Test cricket batting. Numbers are like magic it gives us the goose bump.

But, among the plethora of batting records Test batsmen did not stop at some of the records. These are the lowest score between 200 and 300 runs batsmen neither stopped nor  reached. When we roll back the old days we talk about either Brian Lara’s 375 or Virender Sehwag’s 309. So, like this magic individual figure some of the score yet to be achieved in Test cricket.

Here are those numbers. Cautions it can never be achieved by anyone because it all depends on the destiny at which number a batsman will stop. Nobody ever thought that Brian Lara would score 400 in Test cricket or Matthew Hayden would get out after scoring 380. 

Lowest individual scores not yet achieved in Test cricket

229, 238, 252, 264, 265, 269, 272, 273, 276

279, 282, 283, 284, 286, 288, 289, 292

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