Highest individual scores in India-England Tests

England are set to visit India to play a five-match Test series, with the first Test beginning on Thursday, January 25 in Hyderabad. In this article, we take a look at the highest individual scores in the India-England Tests.

3) 294 – Alastair Cook at Birmingham in 2011

India visited England to play a four-match Test series in 2011. In the third Test in Birmingham, England opener Alastair Cook played a marathon innings, where he scored 294 runs off 545 deliveries, with the help of 33 boundaries. Thanks to this knock, England could declare for a mammoth 710/7 after dismissing India for 224 in the first innings. The tourists needed a herculean effort to avoid an innings defeat. MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 74 off 79 balls to back up his 96-ball 77 in the first innings. However, it wasn’t enough for India to save the innings defeat, as they lost by an innings and 242 runs.

2) 303* – Karun Nair at Chennai in 2016

In the fifth Test between India and England in 2016 at Chennai, Karun Nair smashed a sensational triple-century against Cook and Co. After being bowled out for 477 in their first innings, England had to toil hard on the field as the Indian batters impressed on a belter of a track. Nair, playing just his third Test match, scored an unbeaten 303 off 381 balls, hitting 32 fours and four sixes. In their second innings, England were dismissed for 207, giving India a win by an innings and 75 runs.

1) 333 – Graham Gooch at Lords in 1990

The first Test in a three-match series between India and England in 1990 was played at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground. In the first innings, England skipper Graham Gooch opened the batting and scored an epic 333 off 485 balls. He dispatched 43 balls for fours and three for sixes as England amassed 653/4 before declaring. India were bowled out for 454 in their first innings, just managing to avoid the follow-on. Gooch scored a 113-ball 123 in the second innings, as England declared for 272/4. Chasing an improbable target of 472 in the fourth innings, Mohammad Azharuddin’s men were rolled over for 224, as the hosts won by 247 runs.