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Top 10 Batting performances In Test Cricket History

Top 10 Batting performances In Test Cricket History

Top 10 Batsmen In Test Cricket History


Wisden is a UK-based annual cricket reference book. The term "cricket bible" was first used by Alec Waugh in the 1930s for a review of Mercury in London. The Wisden 100 is a list of lists created by Wisden. It sought to objectively evaluate the top 100 batting performances in Test cricket.

The Test list was released in 2001. The rankings were calculated by taking the batting performances from different criteria. In addition to the player's actual score or figures, the criteria that take into account the strength of the opposing players, the quality of the pitch, the outcome of the match and the player's contribution to this outcome.

Let's take a look at the top 10 Test batting performances on that list.
 

Top 10 Batting Performances According To Wisdon 100 (2001)


10. Brain Lara (West Indies) - 375 (Against England) 1993-94

West Indian Legand Brian Lara

Brian Charles Lara is a former Trinidadian international cricketer. Brain Lara is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

He holds the unbroken record for most runs scored in an innings in first-class and international Test cricket.

The tenth place in the wisden 100 list is 375 against England with a rating of 228.1. This test match was held at Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's, Antigua. In that match West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 593 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the first innings. Brain Lara was the top scorer in the innings with 593 runs. Brain Lara was the top scorer in the innings with 375 runs against an experienced England bowling force. In addition to Brain Lara, only West Indian batsmen Jimmy Adams and Shivnarine Chanderpaul have scored half-centuries. However, the match ended in a draw.


09. Kim Hughes (Australia) - 100* (Against West Indies) 1981-82

Australian Captain Kim Hughes

Kimberley John Hughe is a former cricketer who played for Western Australia, Natal and Australia. Hughes, a right-handed batsman, seemed to have an orthodox and attractive batting style. He captained Australia in 28 Test matches between 1979 and 1984.

Kim Hughes' unbeaten century in the first match of the West Indies tour of Australia puts him in ninth place among the Wisden 100 Batting Performances with 229.7 rating.


It is a secret that we all know that West Indies were the number one team in the world at that time. The West Indies, led by Clive Lloyd, had one of the world's most formidable fast bowlers. With bowlers like Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Andy Roberts and Colin Croft, it is not surprising that Kim Hughes' century is at the top of the list. Rod Marsh and Bruce Yardley were the top scorers after Kim Hughes' century in the Australian first innings. They both managed to score 21 runs each. Kim Hughes' century helped Australia to a 58-run victory in the match.


08. Azhar Mahmood (Pakistan) - 132 (Against South Africa) 1997-98

Azhar Mohammed Pakistan Cricket Player

Azhar Mahmood Sagar is a Pakistfani cricket coach and former cricketer. He was the bowling coach of the Pakistani national cricket team till 2019.

Despite not playing a large number of Tests, Azhar Mahmood's 132 against South Africa ranks eighth in  the Wisdon 100 list with 232.6 ratings .

In that match Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock's world-famous fast bowlers took the first five wickets for 89 runs. Azhar Mahmood, who teamed up with Moin Khan at the time, tried to put some runs scoreboard to give South Africa a fight back, but Azhar Mahmood had to rebuild the innings on his own when Moin Khan was dismissed. Azhar scored 90% of Pakistan's last 106 runs. Azhar Mahmood innings helped to Pakistan won that test match.


07. Clem Hill (Australia) - 188 (Against England) 1897-98

Clem Hill Australian Former Cricketer

Clem Hill Australian Former Cricketer
Clem Hill Australian Former Cricketer
Clement "Clem" Hill is an Australian cricketer. He played 49 Test matches for the Australian cricket team from 1896 to 1912. He led Australia to 10 Test matches. He has scored 3,412 runs in 49 Test matches, that making him the highest scorer in the world at the time.

He scored 188 in the first innings of the fourth Test against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1898, ranking seventh on the Wisden 100 list with a rating of 234.2.


Australia scored 323 in the first innings, followed by Hugh Trumble with 46, the highest scorer in the innings after Clem Hill. Australian first innings first 6 wickets fall in 58 runs. But clem hill's innings helped the Australian team to score 323 at the end of the innings.


06. V. V. S. Laxman (India) - 281 (Against Australia) 2000-01

VVS Laxman 281 against Australia

Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman, known as VVS Laxman, is a former Indian international cricketer.VVS Laxman is right-hand batsman known for his elegant stroke play, Laxman played as a middle-order batsman in Test cricket. He has represented the Indian cricket team in 134 Test matches. He is one of the few players who has played more than 100 Test matches but has not been able to represent a World Cup.

VVS Laxman scored 281 in the third innings of the second Test against Australia in 2001, that innings put sixth in the 100 list with a rating of 234.8. Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Jason Gillespie and Michael Kasprowicz played in the Australian bowling squad for that match. The Australian bowling squad is just a nightmare for the batsmen of any strong team. Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Jason Gillespie and Michael Kasprowicz played in the Australian bowling squad for the match. VVS Laxman had a 376-run partnership with Rahul Dravid in that match. India's first innings failed in this match but VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid's innings helped them to a 171-run victory.


05. Donald Bradman (Australia) - 299 (Against South Africa) 1931-32

Don Bradman all time best cricketer in history

Sir Donald George Bradma is a Australian international cricketer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. He is also known as "The Don". You can identify him as the best cricketer in the world by recording an average of 99.94 in the innings of Test matches in his cricket career. 

The unbeaten 299 against South Africa in 1931 ranks fifth on the Wisden 100 list with a rating of 236.8.

Don Bradman scored Australia's 299 in the first innings of the match against South Africa. As a result, Australia took a 205-run lead over South Africa in the first innings. In that innings, Australian skipper Bill Woodfull added 82 runs in addition to Don Bradman. In addition, no other batsman has been able to score more than 50 runs. However, Australia won the match by 10 wickets.


04. Ian Botham (England) - 149* (Against Australia) 1981

Ian Botham England All Rounder

Ian Terence Botham, Baron Botha is an English cricket commentator, member of the House of Lords and a former cricketer. Ian Botham is considered by many scholars to be the best all-rounder the world has ever seen. He has scored 5200 runs in 102 Test matches for England and taken 380 wickets. At that time he was the world record holder for most Test wickets.

Ian Botham's unbeaten 149 in the third Test against Australia in 1981 placed fourth on the Wisden 100 list with a rating of 240.8.

Australia scored 401 in the first innings to get off to a good start. Australia bowled out England for 174 in the first innings. England started the second innings trailing by 227 runs.With England having a stron batting line-up with a lot of experience, there was some hope that they would be able to make a difference in the game. But England lost the first seven wickets for 135 runs. Graham Dilley, the No. 9 batsman who teamed up with Ian Botham at the time, put on 117 runs for the eighth wicket. After the dismissal of Graham Dilley, Ian Botham added another 104 runs with the last two wickets. As a result, England won the match by 18 runs.


03. Graham Gooch (England) - 154* (Against West Indies) 1991

Graham Gooch Unbeaten 154 against west Indies

Graham Alan Gooch is a former English cricketer & first-class cricketer. He was captain of England and Essex. Graham Gooch He played in international and first class competitions for as long as 1973 to 2000. He has score 67,057 runs in twenty-seven years. His score of 22,211 is also a world record in List A cricket. Graham Gooch is one of only 25 players to score more than 100 centuries.

Graham Gooch's unbeaten 154  against the West Indies in 1991 is third on the wisden 100 list with 254k ratings.

This brilliant  innings was played in the second innings of England in the first Test of the West Indies tour of England in 1991. In addition to Gaham Gooch's 154, Mark Ramprakash and Derek Pringle added 27 runs each. In addition, no player was able to score more than ten runs. In that match, England won by 115 runs against a strong West Indies team.


02. Brian Lara (West Indies) - 153* (Against Australia) 1998-99

Brain Lara Unbeaten 153 against Australia

Wesi Indies legand Brain Lara has been included in the top ten performances for the second time in the wisden 100 list. Brian Charles Lara is a former Trinidadian international cricketer. Brain Lara is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

Brian Lara's unbeaten 153  in 1999 against a strong Australian team is second on the Wisden 100 list with ratings of 255.2. West Indies needed 311 runs to win the fourth innings of the match. We know that it is difficult to play the fourth innings in Test matches. It is another difficult task to play against a team like Australia. Brian Lara played a great innings. Brian Lara single-handedly led the team to victory. This is not the first time Brian Lara has done like this. We can see in the past that Brian Lara did this a lot of times.. In addition, no player was able to score more than forty runs. Brian Lara scored the winning run to give the West Indies a one-wicket victory.


01. Donald Bradman (Australia) - 270 (Against England) 1936-37

Don bradman's 270 Against England

Don Bradman joins this list for the second time. It has won first place as one of the best batting performances. Sir Donald George Bradma is a Australian international cricketer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. He is also known as "The Don". You can identify him as the best cricketer in the world by recording an average of 99.94 in the innings of Test matches in his cricket career. 

In the third Test against England in 1937, Don Bradman's 270 in the second innings of Australia became the best batting performer on the wisden 100 list with ratings of 262.4.

Don Bradman added 346 runs for the fifth wicket with Jack Fingleton in that match. Jack Fingleton scored 136, while Don Bradman added 270 for scorecard. Apart from these two, no other batsman has scored more than 50 runs in that innings. Finally Australian team won the match by a huge margin of 365 runs.

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