It takes a humongous amount of concentration, perseverance, and will power to score a hundred in test series. There are some stupendous batsmen such as Kane Williamson, Joe Root, and Virat Kohli that have gone the extra mile and joined the double century club. And some have set the bars high enough to score a triple hundred. We are here to celebrate the perseverance of the highest scorers of all time. Read on to find out more!
Brian Lara (West Indies) – 400
The star batsmen with a hunger for gigantic score records, the greatest batsman of the modern era, is none other than Brian Lara. He has the highest score in test cricket to date. He broke Hanif Mohammad’s record to score the first-ever quintuple century during 2004 against England.
Matthew Hayden (Australia) – 380
Matthew Hayden scored a mammoth of 14349 test runs in his entire career. He formed a mind-blowing opening pair with Adam Gilchrist in ODIs and created a hurricane in white-ball cricket. He holds the record of the highest individual scorer in test cricket in Australia and ranks second worldwide.
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) – 374
Mahela Jayawardane know the art of nonchalant stroke-making. With his elegant follow-through and shots, he made batsmanship seem fantabulously easy. His breath-taking record of 374 is still untainted and is the highest individual score by a Sri Lankan batsman.
Sir Gary Sobers (West Indies) – 365
Sir Gary Sobers is a true legend in the history of cricket. There was nothing he could not do. He was one of the best all-rounders with a remarkable record of 8032 runs in test series and 235 wickets. He was also known as a “five-in-one cricketer” that marked his versatility.
Len Hutton (England) – 364
In 1938, Len Hutton was 22-year-old when he smashed 364 against Australia at the Oval which was the highest score in Test Cricket at that time. Hutton scored 6791 runs at an average of 56.67 in 79 tests. He is regarded as the finest England batsman after the Second World War.
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) – 340
Sanath Jayasuriya, the former captain of the Sri Lankan national team is one of the mightiest all-rounders of his time. He held the record of the highest record of 340 against India by a Sri Lankan which was later broken by Jayawardane. He was also known for his explosive batting in ODI cricket.
Hanif Mohammad (Pakistan) – 337
Hanif Mohammad was one of the finest ever Pakistani batsman to join the 300 score club. After Pakistan was a deficit of 473 runs on the afternoon of the third day, Hanif spent more than 16 hours which allowed Pakistan to draw the day. To this day, Hanif holds the world record for the slowest test triple century in terms of minutes.
In the history of Test Cricket Series, there have been 31 international triple hundreds as of now. It takes a tremendous amount of effort and concentration to score such prolific triple centuries. We are sure that many more such heroes are yet to come.