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Top Test Scores (Team)

Sr. No.
Team
Score
Overs
Innings
Against
Venue
Date
Result
1
Sri Lanka
952/6 d
271.0
2
India
Colombo (RPS)
2 Aug 1997
Drawn
2
England
907/3 d
335.2
1
Australia
The Oval
20 Aug 1938
Won by innings and 579 runs
3
England
849
258.2
1
West Indies
Kingston
3 Apr 1930
Drawn
4
West Indies
790/3 d
208.1
2
Pakistan
Kingston
26 Feb 1958
Won by innings and 174 runs
5
Pakistan
765/6 d
248.5
2
Sri Lanka
Karachi
21 Feb 2009
Drawn
6
Sri Lanka
760/7 d
202.4
2
India
Ahmedabad
16 Nov 2009
Drawn
7
India
759/7 d
190.4
2
England
Chennai
16 Dec 2016
Won by innings and 75 runs
8
Australia
758/8 d
245.4
2
West Indies
Kingston
11 June 1955
Won by innings and 82 runs
9
Sri Lanka
756/5 d
185.1
2
South Africa
Colombo (SSC)
27 Jul 2006
Won by innings and 153 runs
10
West Indies
751/5 d
202.0
1
England
St John’s
10 Apr 2004
Drawn
11
West Indies
749/9 d
194.4
2
England
Bridgetown
26 Feb 2009
Drawn
12
West Indies
747
235.2
2
South Africa
St John’s
29 Apr 2005
Drawn
13
Australia
735/6 d
146.3
1
Zimbabwe
Perth
9 Oct 2003
Won by innings and 175 runs
14
Sri Lanka
730/6 d
187.5
2
Bangladesh
Dhaka
27 Jan 2014
Won by innings and 248 runs
15
Australia
729/6 d
232.0
2
England
Lord’s
27 June 1930
Won by 7 wickets
16
India
726/9 d
163.3
2
Sri Lanka
Mumbai (BS)
2 Dec 2009
Won by innings and 24 runs
17
Sri Lanka
713/3 d
165.3
2
Zimbabwe
Bulawayo
14 May 2004
Won by innings and 254 runs
18
Sri Lanka
713/9 d
199.3
2
Bangladesh
Chittagong
31 Jan 2018
Drawn
19
England
710/7 d
188.1
2
India
Birmingham
10 Aug 2011
Won by innings and 242 runs
20
Pakistan
708
220.3
1
England
The Oval
6 Aug 1987
Drawn
21
India
707
225.2
2
Sri Lanka
Colombo (SSC)
26 July 2010
Drawn
22
India
705/7 d
187.3
1
Australia
Sydney
2 Jan 2004
Drawn
23
Australia
701
171.2
1
England
The Oval
18 Aug 1934
Won by 562 runs
24
Pakistan
699/5
203.4
2
India
Lahore
1 Dec 1989
Drawn
25
Australia
695
256.1
2
England
The Oval
16 Aug 1930
Won by innings and 39 runs
26
West Indies
692/8 d
163.0
2
England
The Oval
24 Aug 1995
Drawn
27
New Zealand
690
143.1
2
Pakistan
Sharjah
26 Nov 2014
Won by innings and 80 runs
28
India
687/6 d
166.0
1
Bangladesh
Hyderabad (Deccan)
9 Feb 2017
Won by 208 runs
29
West Indies
687/8 d
182.5
1
England
The Oval
12 Aug 1976
Won by 231 runs
30
South Africa
682/6 d
177.0
2
England
Lord’s
31 July 2003
Won by innings and 92 runs
31
West Indies
681/8 d
198.4
1
England
Port of Spain
17 Mar 1954
Drawn
32
New Zealand
680/8 d
210
3
India
Wellington
14 Feb 2014
Drawn
33
Pakistan
679/7 d
143.3
1
India
Lahore
13 Jan 2006
Drawn
34
India
676/7
167.1
2
Sri Lanka
Kanpur
17 Dec 1986
Drawn
35
India
675/5 d
161.5
1
Pakistan
Multan
28 Mar 2004
Won by innings and 52 runs
36
Australia
674/6 d
181.0
2
England
Cardiff
8 July 2009
Drawn
37
Australia
674
151.3 x 8
1
India
Adelaide
23 Jan 1948
Won by innings and 16 runs
38
Pakistan
674/6
224.5
2
India
Faisalabad
24 Oct 1984
Drawn
39
New Zealand
671/4
220.3
3
Sri Lanka
Wellington
31 Jan 1991
Drawn
40
Australia
668
235.5
1
West Indies
Bridgetown
14 May 1955
Drawn
41
India
664
170.0
1
England
The Oval
9 Aug 2007
Drawn
42
Australia
662/9 d
179.3
2
England
Perth
14 Dec 2017
Won by innings and 41 runs
43
West Indies
660/5 d
169.2
1
New Zealand
Wellington
10 Feb 1995
Won by innings and 322 runs
44
Australia
659/4 d
163.0
2
India
Sydney
3 Jan 2012
Won by innings and 68 runs
45
Australia
659/8 d
173.0 x 8
2
England
Sydney
13 Dec 1946
Won by innings and 33 runs
46
South Africa
658/9 d
166.2
2
West Indies
Durban
26 Dec 2003
Won by innings and 65 runs
47
England
658/8 d
188.0
1
Australia
Nottingham
10 June 1938
Drawn
48
India
657/7 d
178.0
3
Australia
Kolkata
11 Mar 2001
Won by 171 runs
49
Pakistan
657/8 d
319.0
3
West Indies
Bridgetown
17 Jan 1958
Drawn
50
Australia
656/8 d
255.5
1
England
Manchester
23 July 1964
Drawn


In the top 50 Test team scores, Australia appear 12 times, India appear nine times and the Windies appear eight times.


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On the other hand, the opposing team has been 16 times England, nine times India and five times West Indies and Sri Lanka each.


Off the 50 top test scores, 20 matches have ended in a win by an innings for the top scoring team. Among other matches, 25 have ended in a draw while the rest have been won by a huge margin.


Another interesting fact to be noted is that only four high scores have come in the third innings of the match i.e. second innings of the team in the match. Rest all 46 scores have come in the team’s first innings.

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