Highest Test individual scores for India

Test cricket format is the highest level of cricket for any profession player and scoring international centuries or big knocks in red-ball cricket is dream for many. Brian Lara smashed 400 runs against England in 2004 to become the first player to reach that milestone and remains the only player to do so till date. India, who currently rank first in ICC Test rankings, have set many records in the longest format of the game. On that note, let’s take a look at top three highest Test individual scores for India.

1. Virender Sehwag (319 vs South Africa, 2008)

The former right-handed batter was known for his explosive knocks during his 15-year international career. He smashed 293 against Sri Lanka in 2009 and then scored 309 to become the first Indian player to cross 300-run mark. But in 2008, Sehwag broke his own when he scored 319 runs against South Africa in the first innings at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. His knock came in just 304 balls at a blistering strike rate of 104.93, the best among the players who have scored 300-plus scores in Test cricket history.

2. Virender Sehwag (309 vs Pakistan, 2004)

Sehwag made a history in 2004 by becoming first Indian player to scored 300-plus runs in Test innings. He broke his own 293-run record by scoring 309 runs at a strike rate of 82.40 against Pakistan in Multan. India won the match by an innings and 52 runs and later also sealed the Test series by 2-1. Since this knock, fans hailed him ‘the Sultan of Multan’ and describe this innings as Sehwag’s career-best knock.

3. Karun Nair (303* vs England, 2016)

In 2016, Karun Nair came under limelight for his unbeaten 303 knock against England Chennai. Playing in his third Test match, he smashed his maiden hundred and then became only third player is cricket history to convert maiden ton into a triple century. He smashed unbeaten 303 runs off 381 balls while playing at number five position. Nair’s Test career lasted only four months as he didn’t feature of India since March 2017.