Highest and lowest Test totals of all the teams 

Highest and lowest Test totals of all the teams 

Despite emergence of the limited-overs format like ODIs and T20Is, Test cricket hasn't lost its very essence.

Virat kohli of India
Virat kohli of India. (Photo by William WEST / AFP) / –IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – NO COMMERCIAL USE– (Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)

Testing cricketers on strength, endurance, skills, consistency, and various other parameters, Test cricket stands true to its name in all senses. Besides, despite the emergence of the limited-overs format like One-day Internationals and T20 Internationals, Test cricket hasn’t lost its essence, as it is still regarded as the purest format of the game, which truly determines the capabilities of both the bowlers and the batsmen.

Over the years, the team’s have experienced contrasting fortunes with the willow in the longest format of the game. While they have stunned the opposition by mounting hundreds of runs on the scoreboard, the teams have also been rattled by the opposition bowlers to reach embarrassingly low scores.

Highest & lowest Test totals of all the teams

Afghanistan

Afghanistan team
Afghanistan team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

342 vs Bangladesh, 2019

The Afghanistan cricket team announced themselves in the purest format of the game after they registered an emphatic win against Bangladesh by a massive 224 runs in a Test game played from September 5, 2019 to September 9 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. The toss went visiting captain Rashid Khan’s way and he elected to bat first. In the first innings, Afghanistan posted a total of 342 on the board, their highest score in Test format.

The top-order batsman Rahmat Shah scored a scintillating century (102 runs) along with right-hander Asghar Afghan who added 92 runs to the scoreboard. The skipper applied finishing touches to the innings by smashing a half-century. This was followed by Bangladesh scoring only 205 and 173 runs respectively across their two innings while Afghanistan smashed 260 runs in their second innings to seal the game.

103 vs India, 2018

103 is the lowest score registered by the Afghan team in the longest format of the game. Afghanistan had toured India in 2018 for a lone Test when batting first India scored a whopping 474 runs owing to terrific centuries by Murali Vijay (105) and Shikhar Dhawan (107). In reply, the visitors managed to score only 109 runs and as a result, were asked to follow-on.

Batting in the second innings, Afghanistan again witnessed a collapse of their batting line-up as the Indian bowlers picked timely wickets without conceding runs. The left-hander Hashmatullah Shahidi was the highest scorer for the Afghan team with 36 runs as they registered a score of 103. Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav were the pick of the bowlers for hosts as they scalped four and three wickets respectively.