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Highest 'Second Highest' score in an innings in Tests

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Modified 11 Sep 2013, 20:58 IST
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Kumar Sangakkara hits out during Test Match between England and Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara hits out during Test Match between England and Sri Lanka

Highest ‘Second Highest’ score in an Inning in Tests

Score – Batsman – Highest Run getter – Match – Venue – Match Date

287 – Kumar Sangakkara – 374 Mahela Jayawardene – SL vs SA – Colombo – 27 Jul 2006
260 – Conrad Hunte- 365 Garry Sobers – WI vs Pak – Kingston – 26 Feb 1958
249 – Marvan Atapattu- 270 Kumar Sangakkara – Pak vs Zim – Bulawayo – 14 May 2004
244 – Don Bradman- 266 Bill Ponsford – Aus vs Eng – The Oval – 18 Aug 1934
234 – Syd Barnes/Don Bradman – Aus vs Eng – Sydney – 13 Dec 1946
231 – Mudassar Nazar- 280 Javed Miandad – Pak vs Ind – Hyderabad – 14 Jan 1983
231 – Thilan Samaraweera – 240 Mahela Jayawardene – SL vs Pak – Karachi – 21 Feb 2009
226 – Neil McKenzie- 232 Graeme Smith – SA vs Ban – Chittagong – 29 Feb 2008
225 – Roshan Mahanama- 340 Sanath Jayasuriya – SL vs Ind – Colombo (RPS) – 02 Aug 1997
210 – Michale Clarke- 221 Ricky Ponting – Aus vs Ind – Adelaide – 24 Jan 2012
203*- Javed Miandad- 206 Qasim Umar – Pak vs SL – Faisalabad – 16 Oct 1985
203*- Shivnarine Chanderpaul – 213 Wavell Hinds – WI vs Sa – Georgetown – 31 Mar 2005
201 – Bob Simpson– 210 Bill Lawry – Aus vs WI – Bridgetown – 05 May 1965
201 – Graeme Flower- 207 Mike Gatting – Eng vs Ind – Chennai – 13 Jan 1985
200*- Inzamam-ul-Haq – 211 Izaz Ahmed – Pak vs SL – Dhaka – 12 Mar 1999
200*- VVS Laxman- 206 Gautam Gambhir – Ind vs Aus – Delhi – 29 Oct 2008

The highest 3rd highest score in a Test inning is J Hardstaff jnr’s 169 for Eng vs Aus, The Oval, 1938 where the highest score was L Hutton’s 364 and second highest score was M Leyland’s 187.

Kumar Sangakkara’s 287 is also the highest second highest score in a Test match.

Notes:

# 365 was Sobers’ maiden Test century – Highest Maiden Test Century.

# Bill Ponsford was playing last Test of his career. Only 4 others managed to score a double century in last Test of their career – 325 A Sandham, 258 SM Nurse, 206 PA de Silva, 201* JN Gillespie.

# Lawry/Simpson and G Smith/N McKenzie are the only opening pairs to score double century in the same Test innings.

# 234 by Don Bradman/Syd Barnes is the highest identical score achieved by two batsmen in the same Test innings. Next highest is 136 by Chanderpaul/Hooper vs Ind, Antigua, 2002.

Published 11 Sep 2013, 19:32 IST
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