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Top 5 teams with most number of 600+ totals in Test cricket

  • Such scores also embolden the captains to take risks and get the opposition out by attacking from the very start.
Pravir Rai
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Modified 21 Feb 2019, 18:45 IST

#3 West Indies - 20

The West Indies team
The West Indies team

They made their first-ever score of more than 600 runs in 1948 against India at Delhi. West Indies (631) drew that match with India (454 and 220/6). During the 1970s and 80s, they were the most formidable side in the world with their excellent bowling and batting line-up. They have played more than 975 innings and scored more than 600 runs 20 times so far.

After Australia and England, they have won third most number of matches in Test cricket. Their highest ever score is 790/3 (declared) at Kingston against Pakistan in 1958.


#2 India - 32

India v Aust X Laxman
India v Aust X Laxman

India has always been known for its batting prowess. They made their first-ever score of more than 600 runs in 1979 against the West Indies at Kanpur. India (655/7) drew the match with the West Indies (452/8). India has managed to cross a total of 700 runs four times.

Their highest ever total has been 759/7 (declared) against England in 2016 at Chennai. India has played more than 950 innings so far.


#1 Australia - 34

Australia v England - Fifth Test: Day 5
Australia v England - Fifth Test: Day 5

The Australian side has been the most successful side in the history of Test cricket. Having played more than 1500 innings, they have managed to cross 600 runs, 34 times. Their highest-ever total is 758/8 (declared) against the West Indies in 1955 at Kingston.

They made their first-ever total of more than 600 runs in 1925 against England at Melbourne. Australia (600 and 250) defeated England ((479 and 280) by 81 runs. They have crossed a total of 700 runs four times so far.


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Published 21 Feb 2019, 18:45 IST
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