Top 5 highest first innings team totals in Test cricket
Updated - Dec 16, 2014 2:04 pm
Top 5 highest first innings team totals in Test cricket: A test match, like the other two formats of cricket has its own charm and a certain things are decisive when it comes to the result of a test match. For instance, a big first innings lead on the third day of the test match might point out a clear winner while two big totals in the first two innings of a match would imply a draw between the two teams.
The first innings totals play pivotal roles in defining the way, a match would progress and since time immemorial, teams toil hard to post big totals and put the opposition under pressure. Some of them though, are unnecessarily huge. Cricket Tracker brings to you, a collection of the top 5 highest first innings team totals in test cricket:
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Karachi (21st February-25th February 2009)
After Sri Lanka posted a massive 644 on a flat Karachi pitch after stellar double centuries from the experienced duo of Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera, it was time for Pakistan to create history. The openers fell early in pursuit of an improbable first innings lead and in came, Pakistan’s veteran, consistent Younis Khan who dropped anchor at the crease. He continued to bat as he lost partners at the other end, getting his century and then a double before Kamran Akmal started to torment the Sri Lankan bowlers. Younis got to his first triple century and Kamran Akmal finished at 158 as Pakistan posted the fifth highest innings total in test cricket. The match ended in an obvious draw.