Stats: Highest team totals in Test cricket in 2017
Team India recorded the highest Test total in 2017.
Published - Dec 28, 2017 8:16 pm | Updated - Dec 29, 2017 12:20 pm
The year of 2017 has been a great one for the Test cricket lovers. Often hailed as the most challenging format of the game, Test cricket had started to lose its charm in the recent times. But some exciting brand of Test cricket in 2017 has restored the faith of the cricket fans. Team India finished the year as the top ranked side. Well, the Virat Kohli-led side ensured that they did not drop a single series in the year.
Hence, their claim to the top seems very legit. There were quite a few Tests that went down the wire and ended up being decided on the final day of the game, or perhaps even in the final session of play for that matter. However, there were also fixtures when one team stunned the other by a total domination. This, often, was achieved by posting mammoth totals on the board. The following chart shows the list of highest team totals in Test cricket in 2017.
There are no surprises in seeing that team India has five totals in the list of top 10 this year. The Indian team ends the year of 2017 with the honor of registering the highest total in the longest format in 2017. They had posted a mammoth 687/6 decl. against Bangladesh in the one off Test at Hyderabad in February this year.
Team India skipper Virat Kohli had top scored with a double ton in that match which the Indian team registered a thumping win. More recently, Australia posted 662/9 decl in the Perth Test against England. Aussie skipper Steve Smith notched up his career best numbers of 239 in the innings. Interestingly, there were 6 totals registered in excess of 600 in Test cricket this year. India recorded 5 of them.
Here is a look at the top 10 team totals in Test cricket in 2017:
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