Test cricket records

Test cricket records: (See Cricket (sport) for an explanation of the game.

Note: The top five are listed in each category, except when there is a tie for the last place among the five, when all the tied record holders are noted.

Table of contents
1 Notation
2 Team Records
3 Individual Records (Batting)
4 Individual Records (Bowling)
5 Individual Records (Fielding)
6 Individual Records (General)

Notation

Team Notation

Batting Notation

  • (100) indicates batsman scored 100 runs and was out
  • (100*) indicates that a batsman scored 100 runs and was not out

Team Records

Test Wins, Losses, and Draws

Greatest Win Margins (By Innings)

  1. Innings and 579 Runs England (903-7 d) beat Australia (201 & 123) in 1938
  2. Innings and 360 Runs Australia (652-7 d) beat South Africa (159 & 133) in 2002
  3. Innings and 336 Runs West Indies (614-5 d) beat India (124 & 154) in 1958 to 1959
  4. Innings and 332 Runs Australia (645) beat England (141 & 172) in 1946
  5. Innings and 324 Runs Pakistan (643) beat New Zealand (73 & 246) in 2002

Greatest Win Margins (By Runs)

  1. 675 Runs England (521 & 342-8 d) beat Australia (122 & 66) in 1928
  2. 562 Runs Australia (701 & 327) beat England (321 & 145) in 1934
  3. 530 Runs Australia (328 & 578) beat South Africa (205 & 171) in 1911
  4. 425 Runs West Indies (211 & 411-5 d) beat England (71 & 126) in 1976
  5. 409 Runs Australia (350 & 460-7 d) beat England (215 & 186) in 1948

Narrowest Win Margins (By Wickets)

  1. By One Wicket England (183 & 263-9) beat Australia (324 & 121) in 1902
  2. By One Wicket South Africa (91 & 287-9) beat England (184 & 190) in 1906
  3. By One Wicket England (382 & 282-9) beat Australia (266 & 397) in 1908
  4. By One Wicket England (183 & 173-9) beat South Africa (113 & 242) in 1923
  5. By One Wicket Australia (216 & 260-9) beat West Indies (272 & 203)in 1952
  6. By One Wicket New Zealand (249 & 104-9) beat West Indies (140 & 212) in 1980
  7. By One Wicket Pakistan (256 & 315-9) beat Australia (337 & 232) in 1994
  8. By One Wicket West Indies (329 & 311-9) beat Australia (490 & 146) in 1999
  9. By One Wicket West Indies (273 & 216-9) beat Pakistan (269 & 219) in 2000

Narrowest Win Margins (By Runs)

  1. 1 Run West Indies (252 & 146) beat Australia (213 & 184)in 1993
  2. 3 Runs Australia (299 & 86) beat England (262 & 120) in 1902
  3. 3 Runs England (284 & 294) beat Australia (287 & 288) in 1982
  4. 5 Runs South Africa (169 & 239) beat Australia (292 & 111) in 1994
  5. 6 Runs Australia (181 & 165) beat England (133 & 207) in 1885

Most Consecutive Test Wins

  1. 16 Matches Australia from 1999 to 2001
  2. 11 Matches West Indies in 1984
  3. 9 Matches South Africa from 2002 to 2003
  4. 9 Matches Sri Lanka from 2001 to 2002
  5. 8 Matches Australia from 1920 to 1921

Most Consecutive Test Losses

  1. 15 Matches Bangladesh from 2001 to - (Ongoing Streak)
  2. 9 Matches Zimbabwe from 2001 to - (Ongoing Streak)
  3. 8 Matches England from 1920 to 1921
  4. 8 Matches South Africa from 1889 to 1899
  5. 7 Matches Australia from 1885 to 1888
  6. 7 Matches England from 1950 to 1951
  7. 7 Matches England from 1986 to 1986
  8. 7 Matches England from 1992 to 1993
  9. 7 Matches India from 1967 to 1968
  10. 7 Matches West Indies from 2000 to 2001

Most Consecutive Test Draws

  1. 10 Matches West Indies from 1971 to 1973
  2. 9 Matches India from 1953 to 1955
  3. 9 Matches India from 1960 to 1961
  4. 9 Matches New Zealand from 1964 to 1965
  5. 9 Matches Pakistan from 1973 to 1975

Scoring Records

Most Runs In An Innings (Team Holding Record Listed First)

  1. 952-6 d Sri Lanka v India in 1997
  2. 903-7 d England v Australia in 1938
  3. 849 England v West Indies in 1930
  4. 790-3 d West Indies v Pakistan in 1958
  5. 758-8 d Australia v West Indies in 1955

Fewest Runs In An Innings (Team Holding Record Listed First)

  1. 26 New Zealand v England in 1955
  2. 30 South Africa v England in 1896
  3. 30 South Africa v England in 1924
  4. 35 South Africa v England in 1899
  5. 36 Australia v England in 1902
  6. 36 South Africa v Australia in 1932

Individual Records (Batting)

Individual Records (Bowling)

Individual Records (Fielding)

Individual Records (General)

Most Matches as Player

  1. 162 Matches Stephen R. Waugh (Australia) from 1985 to -
  2. 156 Matches Allan R. Border (Australia) from 1978 to 1994
  3. 132 Matches Courtney A. Walsh (West Indies) from 1984 to 2001
  4. 131 Matches Alec J. Stewart (England) from 1990 to -
  5. 131 Matches Kapil Dev (India) from 1978 to 1994

Most Matches as Captain

  1. 93 Matches Allan R. Border (Australia)
  2. 74 Matches Clive H. Lloyd (West Indies)
  3. 56 Matches Arjuna Ranatunga (Sri Lanka)
  4. 54 Matches Michael A. Atherton (England)
  5. 53 Matches W.J. "Hansie" Cronje (South Africa)

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