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Highest Team total in test cricket history, India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 1997

Highest Team total in test cricket history, India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 1997
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Sri Lanka, who is currently facing his bad times after the retirement of his great players from international Cricket, have the best record in Test cricket– and that is “Scoring Highest Team Total in test cricket”. SriLanka scored 952 runs in a test match against India in 1997, at Colombo. In 1992, Legend Sachin Tendulkar was leading Indian team and the team was going to play test series against Sri-Lanka. This is the first test of this series- and During this match, so many records were made and broken. India won the toss and elected to bat first. Nayan Mongia and Navjot Singh Sindhu starts Indian innings, and India declares their innings with the score of 537/8 in 167.3 overs.

In India’s innings- three batsmen (Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohd Azharuddin) scored a century in this match and destroyed the Lankan bowling very badly. Some other legends, who were playing in this match–Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and Anil Kumble. After the declaration of Indian Innings;- Sri-Lankan Opener Jayasuriya and Atapattu start the innings. Both the players were looking confident and they also proved it by scoring some good runs in that match. Opener Jayasuriya made a record partnership of 576 runs for the 2nd wicket, with Roshan Mahanam.

Jayasuriya scored (340) runs while Mahanama made brilliant (225) runs in that match. Jayasuriya batted 799 mins. on the crease, while his partner Mahanama spent 753 mins. Both the batsman played more than 189 overs in that match and made the world record of highest team total in test cricket history. Since the test was drawn but Sri Lanka showed their world-class batting level in a test. Mahela Jayawardene scored 66 runs in this match, goes the team total 952/6 in 271 overs with the run rate of 3.51. Arvinda de Silva and Arjun Ranatunga also scored some massive runs for their team and register himself for this Big Day.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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  • Sri-Lanka, who is currently facing his bad times after the retirement . I did’nt knew srilanka was male haha damn funny

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