Test Cricket

Top Highest Individual Scores in Test Debut Innings
Top Highest Individual Scores in Test Debut Innings
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We look at the top 10 scores made by batsmen in their first Test innings. England’s RE Foster who scored 287 in Sydney versus Australia in December 1903 leads the pack. The latest entrant to the top 10 club is New Zealand’s Devon Conway who scored 200 in a Test match at Lord’s versus England […]

Batsmen with Most 50+ Scores in Consecutive Test Matches
Batsmen with Most 50+ Scores in Consecutive Test Matches
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Test cricket is all about consistency. Form breeds constancy which in turn augments the form of a player. And when batsmen are in such red-hot form, their willow seems wider and they seem to always have some extra time to play the ball. At times, it seems almost impossible to get them out. We will […]

Most Consecutive Test Series Wins by India
Most Consecutive Test Series Wins by India
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The introduction of the fast-paced game of T20 cricket has enticed cricket fans to the limited-overs format of the game. However, there are still cricket fans around the world who appreciate the complexity and fascination of this “unlimited-over” format. On 18 June 2021, India will play New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final […]

Most Stumpings in Test Cricket
Most Stumpings in Test Cricket
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In this article, we look at 10 wicket-keepers who have registered the most stumpings in Test cricket. 1. WAS Oldfield (Australia): 52 Oldfield, who played 54 Tests for Australia between 1920 and 1937, had 130 dismissals in 101 innings, including 78 catches and 52 stumpings. In the process, Oldfield registered the highest ratio of 0.51 […]

Top 10 Batsman to Score Most 150+ Runs in Tests
Top 10 Batsman to Score Most 150+ Runs in Tests
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Test cricket is one of the oldest and finest formats of cricket and the players involved in this format need to be very fit and patient. This format always challenges a player’s temperament and many players have shown their best qualities while playing this format of the game throughout the years. In the following list, […]

Top Bowlers Fastest to 150 Wickets in Tests
Top Bowlers Fastest to 150 Wickets in Tests
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The limited-overs format of cricket has been unfair to bowlers in recent years as the game encourages batters to pursue aggressive approaches. However, in the Test format of cricket, bowlers are still the most important players. There were numerous bowlers in the past who made life difficult for batsmen. There were times when batsmen admitted […]

Top Bowlers Fastest to 500 Wickets in Tests
Top Bowlers Fastest to 500 Wickets in Tests
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In recent times, the game of cricket has been more favourable towards batsmen than bowlers. Especially with the rise of the limited-overs format, the batsmen have started breaking more records than the bowlers. However, the most difficult form of cricket – Test cricket – has still maintained the balance between both sides. With 5 days […]

Fastest Half-Century in Test Cricket
Fastest Half-Century in Test Cricket
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By Balls Faced (where known) Balls Player Match Location Year 21 Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan v Australia Abu Dhabi 2014 23 DA Warner Australia v Pakistan Sydney 2017 24 JH Kallis South Africa v Zimbabwe Cape Town 2005 25 S Shillingford West Indies v New Zealand Kingston 2014 26 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v India Bangalore 2005 26 […]

Fastest 8000 Runs in Test Cricket
Fastest 8000 Runs in Test Cricket
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In this article, we take a closer look at 10 batsmen who were the fastest to get to 8000 runs in Tests, including the number of innings and matches it took them to achieve the milestone. Sangakkara leads the pack having achieved the mark in his 152nd innings in his 91st Test match. 1. KC […]

Fastest 7000 Runs in Test Cricket
Fastest 7000 Runs in Test Cricket
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In this article, we consider 10 batsmen who were the fastest to achieve 7000 runs in Tests, detailing the number of innings and matches they went through while accomplishing the feat. Steve Smith is at the top of the list having got to the milestone in his 126th innings during his 70th match. 1. SPD […]

Top Batsmen Fastest to 3000 Runs in Tests
Top Batsmen Fastest to 3000 Runs in Tests
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Today, we will talk about the batsmen who were the fastest to reach 3000 Test runs. There are some great players who take their time to figure out Test cricket and start shining consistently once they do. But these are some top players who have figured it out right from the debut continuing their dominance […]

Fastest to 25 Test Centuries
Fastest to 25 Test Centuries
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Test cricket is the longest form of the game considered by many as a true test to a cricketer’s character, skills and temperament. In this article, we will talk about the top players who were the fastest to 25 centuries in Test cricket. We have picked the fastest based on the number of innings needed […]

Most Consecutive Series Wins in Test Cricket
Most Consecutive Series Wins in Test Cricket
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Between August 2015 and December 2017, India won nine consecutive Test series equalling the record set by Australia between 2005 and 2008. India began their record run on their tour of Sri Lanka and accomplished the feat against the same rivals during Sri Lanka’s tour of India. The run ended when India lost an away […]

Most Maiden Overs in Test Cricket
Most Maiden Overs in Test Cricket
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Test cricket is often regarded as the biggest challenge a cricketer can face, with 5 days of high-calibre cricket taking place between two international sides. One of the other key aspects of Test cricket is the equality of influence between a bat and a ball on the outcome of a game. Limited overs cricket has […]

Fastest 6000 Runs in Test Cricket
Fastest 6000 Runs in Test Cricket
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1. Don Bradman (Australia) Bradman, who made his Test debut on 30 November 1928, reached 6000 Test runs in November 1931 in his 68th innings and his 45th match. In that game, the 3rd Test of a series on India’s tour of Australia in Melbourne, the home side batted first. Bradman got to 6000 Test […]