Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Highest 'Second Highest' score in an Inning in Tests


Highest 'Second Highest' score in an Inning in Tests

Score – Batsman – Highest Run getter – Match – Venue – Match Date

287 - Kumar Sangakkara - 374 Mahela Jayawardene – SL vs SA – Colombo – 27 Jul 2006
260 - Conrad Hunte - 365* Garry Sobers – WI vs Pak – Kingston – 26 Feb 1958
249 - Marvan Atapattu - 270 Kumar Sangakkara – Pak vs Zim – Bulawayo – 14 May 2004
244 - Don Bradman - 266 Bill Ponsford – Aus vs Eng – The Oval – 18 Aug 1934
234 - Syd barnes/Don Bradman – Aus vs Eng – Sydney – 13 Dec 1946
231 - Mudassar Nazar - 280* Javed Miandad – Pak vs Ind – Hyderabad – 14 Jan 1983
231 - Thilan Samaraweera - 240 Mahela Jayawardene – SL vs Pak – Karachi – 21 Feb 2009
226 - Neil McKenzie - 232 Graeme Smith – SA vs Ban – Chittagong – 29 Feb 2008
225 - Roshan Mahanama - 340 Sanath Jayasuriya – SL vs Ind – Colombo (RPS) – 02 Aug 1997        
210 - Michale Clarke - 221 Ricky Ponting – Aus vs Ind – Adelaide – 24 Jan 2012
203*- Javed Miandad - 206 Qasim Umar – Pak vs SL – Faisalabad – 16 Oct 1985
203*- Shivnarine Chanderpaul - 213 Wavell Hinds – WI vs Sa – Georgetown – 31 Mar 2005
201 - Bob Simpson – 210 Bill Lawry – Aus vs WI – Bridgetown – 05 May 1965
201 - Graeme Flower - 207 Mike Gatting – Eng vs Ind – Chennai – 13 Jan 1985
200*- Inzamam-ul-Haq - 211 Izaz Ahmed – Pak vs SL – Dhaka – 12 Mar 1999
200*- VVS Laxman - 206 Gautam Gambhir – Ind vs Aus – Delhi – 29 Oct 2008

The highest 3rd highest score in a test inning is J Hardstaff jnr’s 169 for Eng vs Aus, The Oval, 1938 where the highest score was L Hutton’s 364 and second highest score was M Leyland’s 187.

Kumar Sangakkara’s 287 is also the highest second highest score in a Test match.

Notes:
# 365 was Sobers’ maiden test century – Highest Maiden Test Century.

# Bill Ponsford was playing last test of his career. Only 4 others managed to score a double century in last test of their career – 325 A Sandham, 258 SM Nurse, 206 PA de Silva, 201* JN Gillespie.

# Lawry/Simpson and G Smith/N McKenzie are the only opening pairs to score double century in the same test inning.

# 234 by Don Bradman/Syd Barnes is the highest identical score achieved by two batsmen in the same test inning. Next highest is 136 by Chanderpaul/Hooper vs Ind, Antigua, 2002.