Highest Test scores by an Indian player every year since 2013
India started playing Test cricket from the year 1932 with England being their first opponents. India had to wait for 20 years for their first test victory and it happened against the mighty English men at Madras. The Indian cricket has evolved a lot since then with a total of 294 players playing for India.
There are a lot of teams who play cricket but only 12 teams are awarded the test status which proves the vitality of the format. Among the 12 teams, only a few teams have been dominant and have been able to face the tough challenges that the format offers. India can hold their heads high as they are one of those teams.
They have produced some excellent players who have played memorable and breath-taking knocks in Test cricket. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, and Virender Sehwag are some of the players who made our country proud by playing some spectacular innings that tested both mental and physical skills. After the retirement of those stalwarts, India escaped the dip and has been able to sustain with new players who have taken the responsibilities on their shoulders.
We list you the highest test score by an Indian player since 2013:
#1 2013 – MS Dhoni 224 vs Australia, Chennai
India vs Australia has always been an exciting contest, irrespective of the place it happens. It was the first test between the teams in that series. Michael Clarke, the captain of Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. An excellent century from the captain assisted by a good start from David Warner and Ed Cowan helped the score of Australia reached 380 in the first innings. Though restricting the visitors below 400 was a good thing, it was indeed a challenging total from them.
India in reply got to a poor start as both openers were dismissed for 10 and 2 runs respectively. Kohli made a century and progressed India forward. The real hero who made the difference between the teams was MS Dhoni. Kohli got dismissed when the score was 324 and he didn’t get much support from the other end. Harbhajan Singh was the 8th wicket to fall when the lead was just 26. Fortunately, the debutant Bhuvneshwar Kumar joined hands with Dhoni and helped the team in extending the lead.
Dhoni hit his first double century in Test career and continued to accelerate the innings without any pause. He brought his slogging skills to play as he hit 224 runs off just 265 balls with 24 fours and 6 sixes. It was one of the finest innings to be played by a captain.
Australia couldn’t survive long and they were bowled out for 241 in their second innings with a paltry lead of just 49 which was chased easily by India. MS Dhoni was named the man of the match for his captain’s knock and he remained the top scorer in an innings as none of the other could surpass it.