Most 290+ Scores by a Batsman in Test Cricket

Test cricket is all about staying on the crease for longer and scoring runs. Some batters struggle to get a start, while a few batters convert their steady starts into massive scores.

In this article, I will talk about the batters who have scored the most 290+ scores in Test cricket. Let’s go!

Most 290+ Test Scores by a Batsman

Player290+ ScoresHigh Score
Don Bradman (AUS)3334
Virender Sehwag (IND)3319
Brian Lara (WI)2400*
Chris Gayle (WI)2333

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Australia’s legendary batter Don Bradman and India’s explosive batter Virender Sehwag share the record of smashing the most 290+ scores in Test cricket. Both batters have crossed the 290 mark three times each.

Bradman’s 290+ scores include 2 triple centuries against arch-rival England (334 and 304) and a knock of 299* against South Africa. He was left stranded on 299 as South Africa ran out No. 11 batter Pud Thurlow, ending Australia’s innings on 513. Moreover, this is the only instance of a batter being not out on 299.

Also Read | 5 Insane Don Bradman Records in Test Cricket

Sehwag, on the other hand, scored 2 triple centuries — 319 vs. South Africa and 309 vs. Pakistan — and a knock of 293 against Sri Lanka. Sehwag’s blistering triple century against South Africa came in 278 deliveries — the fastest triple century by any batter in Tests.

Also Read | 10 Astounding Records Virender Sehwag Holds in Cricket

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Brian Lara, the West Indies legend, is the only batter with the most 350+ scores. This includes the iconic unbeaten knock of 400 against England and 375 runs against the same opposition.

Lara’s swashbuckling teammate Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, also scored two triple centuries — 333 against Sri Lanka and 317 against South Africa.

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