Test cricket began in Melbourne in March 1877 between Australia and England. Since then, Test cricket has seen many ups and downs, but even after almost 140 years, this format of cricket has not moved from its place.
If you determine the scale of a big score in a test, then a score of 600 fits most correctly. By the way, in Test cricket, a score of 900 twice, the score of 800 once and score of 700 has also been made 20 times.
Sri Lanka has the record for the highest score in a Test and they scored 952/6 against India in the 1997 Colombo Test.
The score of 600 was the first time in Test cricket Australia scored 1925 (1-8 January) against England in Melbourne. Australia was all out after scoring 600 runs in the first innings of that match.
Let’s take a look at how many teams in Test cricket have scored 600 so far:
Australia first scored a score of 600 against England in January 1925 in Melbourne. In that match, Australia (600 and 250) defeated England (479 and 280) by 81 runs. Australia has scored 700 so far four times.
The record for the highest score in an innings is 758/8 (declared innings), which was made against West Indies in June 1955 at Kingston.
India first scored a score of 600 against the West Indies in Kanpur in February 1979. India scored 644/7 in the first innings of that match and the match was a draw. West Indies had scored 452/8 in the first innings. India has scored 700 so far four times.
The record for the highest score in an innings is 759/7 (declared innings), which was made against England in December 2016 in Chennai.
England first scored 600 against Australia in December 1928 in Sydney. England (636 and 16/2) defeated Australia (253 and 397) by 8 wickets in that match. England has scored 900 once, 800 once and 700 once.
The record for the highest score in an innings is 903/7 (declared innings), which was made against Australia itself in August 1938 at the Oval.
West Indies (20)
The West Indies first scored a score of 600 against India in November 1948 in Delhi. The match was drawn between West Indies (631) and India (454 and 220/6). The West Indies have scored 700 four times so far.
The record for the highest score in an innings is 790/3 (declared innings), which was made against Pakistan in March 1958 at Kingston.
Pakistan first scored 600 in January 1958 against the West Indies at Bridgetown. The match was drawn between West Indies (579/9 and 28/0) and Pakistan (657/8). Pakistan has scored 700 so far.
The record for the highest score in an innings is 765/6 (declared innings), which was made against Sri Lanka in Karachi in March 2009.
Sri Lanka (13)
Sri Lanka for the first time scored a score of 600 against India in Colombo in August 1997 and this score is not only there but also the biggest score of Test cricket so far. The match was drawn between Sri Lanka (declared 952/6 innings) and India (declared 537/8 innings).
Sri Lanka has so far scored once, 900 and 5 times 700.
South Africa (12)
South Africa first scored a score of 600 against Australia in Johannesburg in December 1966. South Africa (199 and 620) defeated Australia (325 and 261) by 233 runs in that match. South Africa has not yet scored 700 even once.
The record for the highest score in an innings is 682/6, made against England at Lord’s in July 2003.
New Zealand (9)
New Zealand first scored a score of 600 against Sri Lanka in Wellington in February 1991. The match was drawn between New Zealand (174 and 671/4) and Sri Lanka (497). New Zealand has scored 700 once.
The record for the highest score in an innings is 715/6, which was made against Bangladesh in Hamilton in February 2019.
Bangladesh has so far crossed the score of 600 only once. Bangladesh set this record in March 2013 against Sri Lanka in Gaul. The match between Sri Lanka (570/4 and 335/4) and Bangladesh (638 and 70/1) was a draw.