The largest format of cricket is called Test cricket. If the player does well in this format, he is given great importance. In Test cricket, the challenge for both batsmen and bowlers is very tough and they have to overcome it and do well.
In Test cricket, the batsmen have to play carefully in view of the situation and accordingly, they have to mold themselves. If the batsmen manage to adapt themselves according to the circumstances, they are successful in scoring runs.
In August 1938, Len Hutton of England played an excellent inning of 364 runs against Australia, scoring a triple century. Hutton was the fifth player to score a triple century in Tests and is the highest score so far playing at number one.
Thanks to Len Hutton’s superb triple century, England scored a huge score of 903-7 and eventually defeated the match by an innings and 579 runs.
Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden hit a fine 380 against Zimbabwe in October 2003, scoring a triple century. Hayden hit 38 fours and 11 sixes in his innings with a strike rate of 86.95. This is the highest score yet, playing at number two.
This triple century by Hayden led Australia to a mammoth score of 735-6 and in the end, the Kangaroo team won the match by an innings and 175 runs.
Former West Indies captain Brian Lara scored an individual Test 400 * against England in 2004. No player has broken this record to date.
Lara played an unbeaten 400 off 582 balls while playing at number 3. However, the result of this match could not come out and the match was drawn.
Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene scored the highest score at number four in a match against South Africa in July 2006.
Jayawardene scored 374 runs in the match played in Colombo, this is also the highest score of Jayawardene’s career. In the end, Sri Lanka defeated the match by an innings and 153 runs.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke scored the highest score by any player in 2012 against India in his career and 5th.
In the match played in Sydney, Clarke played an unbeaten inning of 329 runs and thanks to this innings, Australia defeated India by an innings and 68 runs.
England’s legendary all-rounder Ben Stokes scored a double century against South Africa in 2016. Stokes played a stormy inning of 258 runs in 198 balls with the help of 30 fours and 11 sixes in 198 balls. It is still the highest score made at number six. However, that match was a draw in the end.
Sir Don Bradman
Former Australia captain Sir Don Bradman had brilliant innings of 270 runs against England in Melbourne. In the match played in Melbourne, Bradman played at number seven in the second innings, scoring 270 runs with the help of 22 fours. Australia eventually defeated the match by 365 runs.
The former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram played an unbeaten inning of 257 runs against Zimbabwe in 1996. In the match played in Sheikhpura, Akram hit 257 * runs with the help of 22 fours and 12 sixes and this is the highest score made at number eight. The match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe was a draw.
New Zealand’s Ian Smith played 173 against India at number ninth in 1990. In the match played against Auckland, Smith hit 23 fours and 3 sixes in his innings.
Although the match played between New Zealand and India was a draw, it was the highest score made at number 9.
Walter Reed of England scored 117 against Australia in 1884, playing his highest career score at number 10. The match played at The Oval made the number 10 score highest. However, the match between Australia and England ended in a draw.
Ashton Egger of Australia has scored the highest score while playing at number 11. Agar played an excellent inning of 98 runs in July 2013 in Nottingham, England.
Eger held this record in the first innings of his first match. However, Australia lost by 14 runs against England in this match.