Australia made 445 and still managed to lose the second Test of the 2000/01 series in Kolkata, thanks to Rahul Dravid-VVS Laxman’s masterstroke batting partnership. Ever since the Kolkata game, the approach to enforcing follow-on has changed significantly in Test cricket.

And that is why no score is enough when these two teams meet each other. But not the one’s below. The scores mentioned below are some of the highest on any red-ball cricket scoreboard.

The below ten are the highest team scores registered in any Border-Gavaskar Trophy match.

TEAMTEAM TOTALOVERSINNSVENUEYEAR
India705/7d187.31Sydney2004
Australia659/4d163.02Sydney2012
India657/7d178.03Kolkata2001
India633/5d159.02Kolkata1998
India622/7d167.21Sydney2019
India613/7d161.01Delhi2008
Australia604/7d157.01Adelaide2012
India603/9d210.02Ranchi2017
Australia577179.32Delhi2008
Australia572/7d152.31Sydney2015

Key Stats

357/6 is the highest 4th innings score in a BGT Test match. Australia scored it in a drawn 2004 Sydney Test match in an attempt to chase down the target of 443 set by India.

329/7 by India in Brisbane in 2021 is the highest 4th innings run-chase in any BGT Test match. And out of BGT, Australia’s 4th innings score of 342/8 in 1977 in Perth is the highest ever Test run-chase in India-Australia Test matches. Find here the highest 4th innings run-chases in Test cricket.

Advertisements
Inarticle 80

The table topper 705/7 is also the only time a team crossed the 700-run mark in any India-Australia clash, thanks to Sachin Tendulkar’s magnum opus double century. Find out India’s highest Test team scores.

Read Now: Leading Run-scorers and Wicket-takers in Border Gavaskar Trophy History

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *