Test cricket is considered real cricket. The batsman who plays at the crease in difficult moments is seen with respect in Test cricket. There have been many players in the world who have made the team a big name in Test cricket as well.
Test cricket with technical skills gained momentum over time and in the era of T20 cricket, results also started coming soon. In the old days, Test cricket used to move more towards the draw and batsmen also remained at the crease for a long time.
In Test cricket, players from all over the world have scored double and triple centuries. This article mentions batsmen who have scored more than 350 runs in an innings of Test cricket.
Brian Lara did this in 1994 at St. Johns against England. He had scored an innings of 375 runs, which was the highest run innings in Test cricket for many years. The match was a draw but Lara made it a memorable match.
The Australian opener batsman smashed 380 by Zimbabwean bowlers and broke the record of Brian Lara. This match played in 2003, won by an innings and 175 runs. Gilchrist also hit a century in the lower order.
After breaking his record at the hands of Matthew Hayden, Brian Lara once again took the front against England on the ground at St. Johns.
This time Lara scored an unbeaten 400 runs and this record is still intact. Nobody has reached here in Test cricket. The match was a draw.
Mahela Jayawardene scored 374 against South Africa in 2006 at Colombo. He was accompanied by Kumar Sangakkara at the crease in this match.
Together, they shared a record 624 runs for the third wicket. Sri Lanka won the match by an innings and 153 runs. Jayawardene was adjudged Man of the Match.
This England opener batsman scored an innings of 364 runs during the Test match against Australia in 1938. The important thing is that England defeated Australia by an innings and 579 runs in this match. This was the fifth Test match of the series played at The Oval.
In the first innings of the third Test match against Pakistan in 1958, Gary Sobers scored an unbeaten 365 runs. The West Indies defeated Pakistan by an innings and 174 runs in this match. This match was played in Kingston. West Indies scored 790 runs in the first innings of the match.