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Highest totals, innings, partnerships in a lost Test

Travis Basevi

December 6, 2006

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Highest team score in Tests when losing the match
Team Score Opposition Ground Season Scorecard
Australia 586 v England Sydney 1894/95 Test 42
Pakistan 574/8d v Australia Melbourne 1972/73 Test 705
Australia 556 v India Adelaide 2003/04 Test 1673
England 551/6d v Australia Adelaide 2006/07 Test 1819
Sri Lanka 547/8d v Australia Colombo (SSC) 1992 Test 1194
Pakistan 538 v England Leeds 2006 Test 1813
West Indies 526/7d v England Port of Spain 1967/68 Test 635
Australia 520 v South Africa Melbourne 1952/53 Test 365
England 519 v Australia Melbourne 1928/29 Test 180
India 510 v England Leeds 1967 Test 618
South Africa 506 v Australia Melbourne 1910/11 Test 112
Pakistan 504 v England The Oval 2006 Test 1814
England 496 v Australia Leeds 1948 Test 302
Australia 490 v West Indies Bridgetown 1998/99 Test 1453
Australia 485 v England Sydney 1903/04 Test 78
South Africa 484 v England The Oval 2003 Test 1659
England 479 v Australia Melbourne 1924/25 Test 159
Australia 477 v England Birmingham 1997 Test 1368
Australia 476 v England Adelaide 1911/12 Test 118
South Africa 473 v Australia Cape Town 2001/02 Test 1593
Australia 465 v South Africa Adelaide 1910/11 Test 113
India 465 v Pakistan Lahore 1978/79 Test 832
India 454 v England Lord's 1990 Test 1148
South Africa 452 v Australia Sydney 2001/02 Test 1582
New Zealand 451 v England Christchurch 2001/02 Test 1594
South Africa 451/9d v Australia Sydney 2005/06 Test 1780
India 449 v Pakistan Bangalore 2004/05 Test 1743
West Indies 448 v Sri Lanka Galle 2001/02 Test 1567
England 447 v Australia Adelaide 1920/21 Test 137
Australia 447 v England Leeds 2001 Test 1556
India 445 v Australia Adelaide 1977/78 Test 816
England 445 v Sri Lanka The Oval 1998 Test 1423
Australia 445 v India Kolkata 2000/01 Test 1535
England 441 v Australia Nottingham 1948 Test 299
New Zealand 440 v England Nottingham 1973 Test 722

Highest individual score in Tests when losing the match
Player Runs Opposition Ground Season Scorecard
RT Ponting (Aus) 242 v India Adelaide 2003/04 Test 1673
BC Lara (WI) 226 v Australia Adelaide 2005/06 Test 1773
NJ Astle (NZ) 222 v England Christchurch 2001/02 Test 1594
BC Lara (WI) 221 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 2001/02 Test 1572
VT Trumper (Aus) 214* v South Africa Adelaide 1910/11 Test 113
RG Pollock (SA) 209 v Australia Cape Town 1966/67 Test 613
PD Collingwood (Eng) 206 v Australia Adelaide 2006/07 Test 1819
RN Harvey (Aus) 205 v South Africa Melbourne 1952/53 Test 365
GA Faulkner (SA) 204 v Australia Melbourne 1910/11 Test 112
DL Amiss (Eng) 203 v West Indies The Oval 1976 Test 781
ML Hayden (Aus) 203 v India Chennai 2000/01 Test 1539
L Hutton (Eng) 202* v West Indies The Oval 1950 Test 326
BC Lara (WI) 202 v South Africa Johannesburg 2003/04 Test 1674
SE Gregory (Aus) 201 v England Sydney 1894/95 Test 42
V Sehwag (India) 201 v Pakistan Bangalore 2004/05 Test 1743
A Flower (Zim) 199* v South Africa Harare 2001/02 Test 1562
SR Waugh (Aus) 199 v West Indies Bridgetown 1998/99 Test 1453
BC Lara (WI) 196 v South Africa Port of Spain 2004/05 Test 1747
V Sehwag (India) 195 v Australia Melbourne 2003/04 Test 1678
ME Trescothick (Eng) 193 v Pakistan Multan 2005/06 Test 1770
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 192 v England Leeds 2006 Test 1813
GJ Whittall (Zim) 188* v New Zealand Harare 2000/01 Test 1511
SJ McCabe (Aus) 187* v England Sydney 1932/33 Test 220
VT Trumper (Aus) 185* v England Sydney 1903/04 Test 78
DCS Compton (Eng) 184 v Australia Nottingham 1948 Test 299
MH Mankad (India) 184 v England Lord's 1952 Test 352
A Flower (Zim) 183* v India Delhi 2000/01 Test 1515
HH Gibbs (SA) 183 v England The Oval 2003 Test 1659
BC Lara (WI) 182 v Australia Adelaide 2000/01 Test 1523
CH Lloyd (WI) 178 v Australia Georgetown 1972/73 Test 720
GA Hick (Eng) 178 v India Mumbai 1992/93 Test 1214
BC Lara (WI) 178 v Sri Lanka Galle 2001/02 Test 1567
IVA Richards (WI) 177 v India Port of Spain 1975/76 Test 775
SR Tendulkar (India) 177 v Australia Bangalore 1997/98 Test 1413
MP Vaughan (Eng) 177 v Australia Adelaide 2002/03 Test 1628
ML Hayden (Aus) 177 v West Indies St John's 2002/03 Test 1645
H Sutcliffe (Eng) 176 v Australia Melbourne 1924/25 Test 159
BE Congdon (NZ) 176 v England Nottingham 1973 Test 722
BC Lara (WI) 176 v South Africa Bridgetown 2004/05 Test 1749

Highest Test partnerships when losing the match
Partners Runs Opposition Ground Season Scorecard
Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan (Pak) 363 v England Leeds 2006 Test 1813
PD Collingwood, KP Pietersen (Eng) 310 v Australia Adelaide 2006/07 Test 1819
JB Hobbs, H Sutcliffe (Eng) 283 v Australia Melbourne 1924/25 Test 159
RT Ponting, SR Waugh (Aus) 281 v West Indies Bridgetown 1998/99 Test 1453
SL Campbell, AFG Griffith (WI) 276 v New Zealand Hamilton 1999/00 Test 1477
RB Kanhai, SM Nurse (WI) 273 v England Port of Spain 1967/68 Test 635
GP Thorpe, MP Vaughan (Eng) 267 v Pakistan Manchester 2001 Test 1547
Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak) 259 v England Karachi 2000/01 Test 1521
JL Langer, ML Hayden (Aus) 242 v West Indies St John's 2002/03 Test 1645
A Ranatunga, AP Gurusinha (SL) 230 v Australia Colombo (SSC) 1992 Test 1194
G Kirsten, HH Gibbs (SA) 227 v England The Oval 2003 Test 1659
VS Hazare, VL Manjrekar (India) 222 v England Leeds 1952 Test 351
M Azharuddin, SR Tendulkar (India) 222 v South Africa Cape Town 1996/97 Test 1349
SE Gregory, GHS Trott (Aus) 221 v England Lord's 1896 Test 50
RT Ponting, ME Waugh (Aus) 221 v England Leeds 2001 Test 1556
SR Tendulkar, V Sehwag (India) 220 v South Africa Bloemfontein 2001/02 Test 1564
JH Kallis, AG Prince (SA) 219 v Australia Sydney 2005/06 Test 1780
IM Chappell, WM Lawry (Aus) 217 v West Indies Brisbane 1968/69 Test 642
HSTL Hendry, WM Woodfull (Aus) 215 v England Sydney 1928/29 Test 177
C Washbrook, RT Simpson (Eng) 212 v West Indies Nottingham 1950 Test 325
MH Mankad, VS Hazare (India) 211 v England Lord's 1952 Test 352
Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan (Pak) 211 v India Kolkata 2004/05 Test 1741
JJ Crowe, GP Howarth (NZ) 210 v West Indies Kingston 1984/85 Test 1016
G Boycott, DL Amiss (Eng) 209 v West Indies Port of Spain 1973/74 Test 731
BC Lara, RR Sarwan (WI) 209 v England Birmingham 2004 Test 1708
SR Waugh, GM Wood (Aus) 200 v West Indies Perth 1988/89 Test 1110
LG Rowe, AI Kallicharran (WI) 198 v Australia Brisbane 1975/76 Test 764
Nasim-ul-Ghani, Javed Burki (Pak) 197 v England Lord's 1962 Test 531
GRJ Matthews, AR Border (Aus) 197 v New Zealand Brisbane 1985/86 Test 1029
Sadiq Mohammad, Majid Khan (Pak) 195 v Australia Melbourne 1972/73 Test 705
MA Taylor, GS Blewett (Aus) 194 v England Birmingham 1997 Test 1368
RR Sarwan, BC Lara (WI) 194 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 2001/02 Test 1572
SM Gavaskar, M Amarnath (India) 193 v Australia Perth 1977/78 Test 811
AJ Lamb, RA Smith (Eng) 193 v West Indies Bridgetown 1989/90 Test 1143
CPS Chauhan, SM Gavaskar (India) 192 v Pakistan Lahore 1978/79 Test 832
A Flower, GW Flower (Zim) 192 v India Delhi 1992/93 Test 1218
Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan (Pak) 192 v Australia Melbourne 2004/05 Test 1729
Asif Iqbal, Intikhab Alam (Pak) 190 v England The Oval 1967 Test 623
M Amarnath, M Azharuddin (India) 190 v England Chennai 1984/85 Test 1008

Best innings bowling in Tests when losing the match
Player Figures Opposition Ground Season Scorecard
N Kapil Dev (India) 9/83 v West Indies Ahmedabad 1983/84 Test 967
JM Noreiga (WI) 9/95 v India Port of Spain 1970/71 Test 683
SP Gupte (India) 9/102 v West Indies Kanpur 1958/59 Test 461
ARC Fraser (Eng) 8/53 v West Indies Port of Spain 1997/98 Test 1398
GA Lohmann (Eng) 8/58 v Australia Sydney 1891/92 Test 36
H Trumble (Aus) 8/65 v England The Oval 1902 Test 74
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 8/79 v England Delhi 1972/73 Test 703
LC Braund (Eng) 8/81 v Australia Melbourne 1903/04 Test 82
JR Ratnayeke (SL) 8/83 v Pakistan Sialkot 1985/86 Test 1027
J Srinath (India) 8/86 v Pakistan Kolkata 1998/99 Test 1444
MG Hughes (Aus) 8/87 v West Indies Perth 1988/89 Test 1110
T Richardson (Eng) 8/94 v Australia Sydney 1897/98 Test 57
IT Botham (Eng) 8/103 v West Indies Lord's 1984 Test 990
AL Valentine (WI) 8/104 v England Manchester 1950 Test 323
NA Foster (Eng) 8/107 v Pakistan Leeds 1987 Test 1077
PA Strang (Zim) 8/109 v New Zealand Bulawayo 2000/01 Test 1510
GF Lawson (Aus) 8/112 v West Indies Adelaide 1984/85 Test 1002
MHN Walker (Aus) 8/143 v England Melbourne 1974/75 Test 755
HJ Tayfield (SA) 7/23 v Australia Durban 1949/50 Test 320
GR Hazlitt (Aus) 7/25 v England The Oval 1912 Test 129
Maninder Singh (India) 7/27 v Pakistan Bangalore 1986/87 Test 1073
MS Kasprowicz (Aus) 7/36 v England The Oval 1997 Test 1377
CTB Turner (Aus) 7/43 v England Sydney 1887/88 Test 27
FR Spofforth (Aus) 7/44 v England Sydney 1882/83 Test 12
Ghulam Ahmed (India) 7/49 v Australia Kolkata 1956/57 Test 433
Imran Khan (Pak) 7/52 v England Birmingham 1982 Test 931
C Pringle (NZ) 7/52 v Pakistan Faisalabad 1990/91 Test 1153
DS Atkinson (WI) 7/53 v New Zealand Auckland 1955/56 Test 424
GE Gomez (WI) 7/55 v Australia Sydney 1951/52 Test 347
JH Wardle (Eng) 7/56 v Pakistan The Oval 1954 Test 390
SK Warne (Aus) 7/56 v South Africa Sydney 1993/94 Test 1243
JB Statham (Eng) 7/57 v Australia Melbourne 1958/59 Test 462
SF Barnes (Eng) 7/60 v Australia Sydney 1907/08 Test 100
AE Hall (SA) 7/63 v England Cape Town 1922/23 Test 149
FJ Laver (Aus) 7/64 v England Nottingham 1905 Test 83
AME Roberts (WI) 7/64 v India Chennai 1974/75 Test 752
SJ Pegler (SA) 7/65 v England Lord's 1912 Test 122
G Dymock (Aus) 7/67 v India Kanpur 1979/80 Test 857
T Emmett (Eng) 7/68 v Australia Melbourne 1878/79 Test 3
FMM Worrell (WI) 7/70 v England Leeds 1957 Test 442
Pervez Sajjad (Pak) 7/74 v New Zealand Lahore 1969/70 Test 663
GD McGrath (Aus) 7/76 v England The Oval 1997 Test 1377
GD McGrath (Aus) 7/76 v England Leeds 2001 Test 1556
JE Emburey (Eng) 7/78 v Australia Sydney 1986/87 Test 1065
CD Collymore (WI) 7/78 v Pakistan Kingston 2005 Test 1754
FJ Titmus (Eng) 7/79 v Australia Sydney 1962/63 Test 537
GA Faulkner (SA) 7/84 v England The Oval 1912 Test 128
FA Rose (WI) 7/84 v South Africa Durban 1998/99 Test 1437
L Amar Singh (India) 7/86 v England Chennai 1933/34 Test 232
RJ Bright (Aus) 7/87 v Pakistan Karachi 1979/80 Test 876
SL Boock (NZ) 7/87 v Pakistan Hyderabad (Sind) 1984/85 Test 1000
DL Vettori (NZ) 7/87 v Australia Auckland 1999/00 Test 1488
AK Davidson (Aus) 7/93 v India Kanpur 1959/60 Test 483
WH Ashley (SA) 7/95 v England Cape Town 1888/89 Test 32
BS Bedi (India) 7/98 v Australia Kolkata 1969/70 Test 668
MA Noble (Aus) 7/100 v England Sydney 1903/04 Test 81
M Muralitharan (SL) 7/100 v India Delhi 2005/06 Test 1776
DVP Wright (Eng) 7/105 v Australia Sydney 1946/47 Test 283
NJN Hawke (Aus) 7/105 v England Sydney 1965/66 Test 599
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 7/109 v Australia Adelaide 2006/07 Test 1819
DL Underwood (Eng) 7/113 v Australia Adelaide 1974/75 Test 754
SF Barnes (Eng) 7/121 v Australia Melbourne 1901/02 Test 66
G Giffen (Aus) 7/128 v England The Oval 1893 Test 40
PR Adams (SA) 7/128 v Pakistan Lahore 2003/04 Test 1664
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 7/157 v West Indies Mumbai (BS) 1966/67 Test 610
DG Phadkar (India) 7/159 v West Indies Chennai 1948/49 Test 310
T Richardson (Eng) 7/168 v Australia Manchester 1896 Test 51
B Yardley (Aus) 7/187 v Pakistan Melbourne 1981/82 Test 913
Danish Kaneria (Pak) 7/188 v Australia Sydney 2004/05 Test 1731
N Kapil Dev (India) 7/220 v Pakistan Faisalabad 1982/83 Test 945

Statistics upto and including:
• Test # 1819: Australia v England at Adelaide, The Ashes 2nd Test, Dec 1-5, 2006
• ODI # 2458: South Africa v India at Centurion, 5th ODI, Dec 3, 2006


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