Highest Run Chase in Test cricket: The oldest and longest format of the game, Test Cricket is the toughest skill to ace for some of the players. The attributes like patience, fitness, and adaptability comes into the mind after the players excel in this format. Here are the teams who have been impressive in their performance to chase down highest totals in the test history.
Here are the complete list of Highest Run Chase in Test cricket
|1||West Indies||Australia||Antigua Recreation Ground||09/05/2003||418||418/7|
|2||South Africa||Australia||WACA Ground||17/12/2008||414||414/4|
|3||India||West Indies||Queen’s Park Oval||07/04/1976||406||406/4|
|5||West Indies||Bangladesh||Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium||03/02/2021||395||395/7|
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1. 418- West Indies in 2003
The West Indies team hold the record of highest successful run chase in the test history. They chased down the total of 418 runs against Australia at Antigua with the centuries from Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderapaul.
2. 414- South Africa in 2008
The 2nd on the list are Proteas with the chase of 414 against South Africa in 2008. The players like Graeme Smith and AB De Villiers hit tons to help the team in securing a win.
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3. 406- India in 1976
In 1976 Tour to West Indies, the Indian team displayed a terrific round of batting performances against the top West Indies bowlers to level the series. They chased down the total of 406 runs, with the centuries from legendary players like Sunil Gavasakar and Gundappa Vishwanath.
4. 404- Australia in 1948
The Australian team chased down the total of 404 runs against their arch rivals, England in 1948. The contributions of around 200 each came from Don Bradman and Arthur Morris.
5. 395- West Indies in 2021
In 2021, the West Indies team chased down the total of 395 runs with the double century from Kyle Mayers and support from Nkrumah Bonner.
The Pakistan and Australia are up against each other in the 2nd Test at National Stadium, Karachi. The Pakistan team were well on course to chase the highest total of 506 in Test Cricket, but have slowed down a bit in the final hour of the Day 5. The captain Babar Azam is nearing his Double hundred, while Mohammad Rizwan has scored a half century.
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