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Most runs scored in a day in a Test Match

There have been 4 instances when 500 runs or more were scored in a day’s play in a Test match. Interestingly, only once has a single team scored 500 in a day’s play. Sri Lanka scored 509/9 against Bangladesh on Day 2 of a Test in 2002 at Colombo.

Team 1Team 2DayRunsWktsStadiumDate
EnglandIndia25886Manchester25 Jul 1936
EnglandSouth Africa25222Lord’s28 Jun 1924
Sri LankaBangladesh25099Colombo (PSS)21 Jul 2002
EnglandSouth Africa35088The Oval17 Aug 1935
EnglandPakistan24964Nottingham1 Jul 1954
AustraliaSouth Africa14946Sydney9 Dec 1910
EnglandSouth Africa24928The Oval17 Aug 1935
EnglandNew Zealand34917Leeds11 Jun 1949
AustraliaSouth Africa14825Adelaide22 Nov 2012
AustraliaIndia348210Sydney2 Jan 2000

[Last updated: 22nd November 2012]

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