Test Cricket Records

Years back and latest Test Cricket Records updated as of latest September 2021 . ( CSS FPSC SPSC )

Highest Run Scorer in Test

Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in test and most test centuries maker of all times in test cricket. He Scored 15,921 in international test cricket.

Player (Team)RunsInnings
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)15,921329
Ricky Ponting (AUS)13,378287
Jacques Kallis (SA)13,289280
Rahul Dravid (IND)13,288286
Alastair Cook (ENG)12,472291

Rare Test Cricket Record

Sunil Gavaskar of India was the first player to cross the 10,000 run mark in International Test history.

Muhammad Yousef of Pakistan scored 1,788 runs in 2006 which is a world record for most runs scored in a year in test cricket at an average of 99.33 .

The Australian batsman Donald Bradman hold the highest career batting average of all times which is 99.94 in test cricket.

Fastest Test Centuries

  1. Brendon McCullum (NZ), 54 Balls, New Zealand V Australia at Hagley Oval stadium.
  2. Viv Richards (WI), 56 Balls, West Indies V England at Antigua Recreation Ground, St John.
  3. Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK), 56 Balls, Pakistan V Australia at Sheikh Zaid Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
  4. Adam Gilchristm (AUS), 57 Balls, Australia V England at Perth stadium.
  5. Jack Gregory (AUS), 67 Balls, Australia V South Africa at Johannesburg ground.

Most Test Centuries

Indian cricket champion Sachin Tendulkar is the most test centuries maker of all time. He scored total 51 test centuries during his cricket span from 1989 – 2013.

Player (Team)100sMatches
Sachin Tendulkar (INDIA)51200
Jacques Kallis (SA)45166
Ricky Ponting (AUS)41168
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)38134
Rahul Dravid (INDIA)36164
Younis Khan (PAK)34118

Highest Test Wickets

Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record of all time highest test wickets taker in the cricket world.

PlayerWicketsMatches
Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)800133
Shane Warne (AUS)708145
Anil Kumble (IND)619132
James Anderson* (ENG) 614160
Glenn McGrath (AUS)563124

Among the fast bowlers, James Anderson is the highest wicket taker of all times at test cricket level.

Fastest 100 Wickets in Test

George Lohmann one of the earlier English bowler hold the record of fastest 100 wickets taker in test cricket history.

PlayerWicketsMatches
George Lohmann (ENG)10016
Charlie Turner (AUS)10017
Sydney Barnes (ENG)10017
Clarrie Grimmett (AUS)10017
Yasir Shah (PAK)10017

Fastest 200 Wickets in Test

Yasir Shah of Pakistan hold the record of fastest 200 wicket taker in test matches.

PlayerWicketsMatches
Yasir Shah (PAK)20033
CV Grimmett (AUS)20036
R Ashwin (INDIA)20037
DK Lillee (AUS)20038
Waqar Younis (PAK)20038

Fastest 300 Wickets in Test

Ravichandran Ashwin hold the record of fastest 300 wickets in test cricket. He achieved this record in 54 matches playing against SRI Lanka at Nagpur stadium India.

Player (Team)Matches
Ravichandran Ashwin (INDIA)54
Dennis Lillee (Australia)56
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)58
Richard Hadlee (New Zealand)61
Malcolm Marshall (West Indies)61

Fastest 500 Wickets in Test

Muttiah Muralitharan is the fastest 500 wickets taker in test cricket records list. He achieved this milestone in 87 test matches.

Player (Team)Matches
Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)87
Anil Kumble (INDIA)105
Shane Warne (AUS)108
Glenn McGrath (AUS)110
Courtney Walsh (WI)129

Highest Test Cricket Score

Brian Lara 400 runs in an inning against England is still the highest test score in test cricket records history.

Player (Team)ScoreOpponent
Brian Lara (WI)400*England
Matthew Hayden (AUS)380Zimbabwe
Brian Lara (WI)375England
 Mahela Jayawardene (SL)374South Africa
 Garfield Sobers (WI)365*Pakistan

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Most Test Matches Played

Sachin Tendulkar has played most test matches (200) in his carrier span from 1989 to 2013.

Player (Team)MatchesCarrier Span
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)2001989-2013
Ricky Ponting (AUS)1681995-2012
Steve Waugh (AUS)1681985-2004
Jacques Kallis (SA)1661995-2013
S Chanderpaul (WI)1641994-2015

Highest Batting Average in Test

Player (Team)AverageRunsInnigs
Ryan Doeschate (SA)67.00154132
Virat Kohli (IND)59.0712,169245
Babar Azam (PAK)55.93358075
Shai Hope (WI)53.74354776
Michael Bevan (AUS)53.586912196

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