Top Five: Highest Scores in Test Cricket by Captains

Test Cricket is arguably the toughest one among all formats of the game of Cricket. It requires lots of stamina, endurance, temperament, and proper skills and technique to become the best in Test Cricket. Batsmen or bowlers need to perform out of their skin to get success in this most challenging format of the game. Along with batting and bowling, the thing which challenges me the most is the captaincy in Test cricket. Captaincy is an art, and it has to be up to the mark in any format of the game, especially in Test cricket.

Several Captains have led their respective sides in this format of the game. But the majority of captains are batsmen because of the pressure that Test cricket brings along with it. All the captains need to focus on their performance and have to lead from the front to succeed as an individual and as a leader. Many fabulous captains played brilliant knocks as batsmen and won the Test match by leading from the front.

In this article, we are going to discuss a list of the top five highest scores by captains in Test cricket.

5. Michael Clarke (Australia) – 329* vs India (Sydney, 2012)

Michael Clarke 329 vs India
Michael Clarke 329 vs India

Michael Clarke has been the inspirational leader for Australia in Test Cricket. Along with his captaincy, he is also considered one of the most creative batsmen in Test cricket. The middle-order batsman scored 8643 runs in 115 Test matches with 28 hundred to his name in Test cricket. It was very difficult to cement his place as a middle-order batsman in that elite batting lineup of Australia under Ricky Ponting, but he made his place and later became captain of the Australian Test team.

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In the second Test match of Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2012, Michael Clarke came to the crease after three early wickets of Australia on the score of 37. He played an enormous inning as the Aussie skipper scored 329 runs and gave Australia enough lead to come back in the game. His 468-balls knock comprised 39 fours and one six. He made a match-winning partnership with Ricky Ponting, who scored 134, and Michael Hussey, who remained not out, along with the skipper with a score of 150. Then Australia declared and won the game by an innings and 68 runs.

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