5 Highest individual scores in Test cricket
A total of 31 International triple hundreds have been scored in Test matches as of now.
Published - Dec 8, 2019 6:15 pm | Updated - Dec 8, 2019 6:16 pm
Sir Gary Sobers (365*)
Sir Gary Sobers was a legend in the most real sense of the word, and there was nothing on a cricket field that he couldn’t do. With 8032 runs in his Test career and 235 wickets, Sir Gary Sobers was one of the best all-rounders ever to grace the cricket field, Sir Don Bradman himself described the west Indian all-rounder as a ‘five in one cricketer’ just a peak to his versatility.
On 4th March 1958, Pakistan faced West Indies and posted a decent total of 328 on the board batting first. When West Indies came out to bat in reply, Sir Conrad Hunte was run out on 260. Everyone thought that Conrad’s 260 runs knock would be the highlight of the day, but it was not to be.
A young 21-years-old managed to convert his first international century into a triple hundred and the highest score (365*) of in test cricket at that time. By the time West Indies declared their innings, the scoreboard had read 790/3. West Indies won the match by an innings and 174 runs. Sir Gary Sober’s record stood tall for almost four decades before it was finally broken by a fellow West Indian- Brian Charles Lara.