Outscoring the other ten

Kraigg Brathwaite scored 94 in West Indies' 148 in Hobart. A look at the top five instances where a batsman scored the highest percentage of a team's runs in a Test innings
<B>Batsman</b>: <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/4091.html">Charles Bannerman (Australia)</a> <b>Percentage</b>: <big>67.35</big><br><b>Individual score</b>:<big> 165*</big> <b>Team score</b>: 245<br><b>Match</b>: <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/62396.html" target="_blank">v England, Melbourne, 1877</a><br><b>Result</b>: Australia won by 45 runs© Wisden Cricket Monthly
© Wisden Cricket MonthlyBatsman: Charles Bannerman (Australia) Percentage: 67.35
Individual score: 165* Team score: 245
Match: v England, Melbourne, 1877
Result: Australia won by 45 runs
<B>Batsman</b>: <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/7629.html">Michael Slater (Australia)</a> <b>Percentage</b>: <big>66.85</big><br><b>Individual score</b>:<big> 123</big> <b>Team score</b>: 184<br><b>Match</b>: <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63818.html" target="_blank">v England, Sydney, 1999</a><br><b>Result</b>: Australia won by 98 runs© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesBatsman: Michael Slater (Australia) Percentage: 66.85
Individual score: 123 Team score: 184
Match: v England, Sydney, 1999
Result: Australia won by 98 runs
<B>Batsman</b>: <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/30750.html">VVS Laxman (India)</a> <b>Percentage</b>: <big>63.99</big><br><b>Individual score</b>:<big> 167</big> <b>Team score</b>: 261<br><b>Match</b>: <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/30750.html" target="_blank">v Australia, Sydney, 2000</a><br><b>Result</b>: Australia won by an innings and 141 runs© ALLSPORT
© ALLSPORTBatsman: VVS Laxman (India) Percentage: 63.99
Individual score: 167 Team score: 261
Match: v Australia, Sydney, 2000
Result: Australia won by an innings and 141 runs
<B>Batsman</b>: <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/348024.html">Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies)</a> <b>Percentage</b>: <big>63.51</big><br><b>Individual score</b>:<big> 94</big> <b>Team score</b>: 148<br><b>Match</b>: <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/892515.html" target="_blank">v Australia, Hobart, 2015</a><br><b>Result</b>: Australia won by an innings and 212 runs© Cricket Australia/Getty Images
© Cricket Australia/Getty ImagesBatsman: Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies) Percentage: 63.51
Individual score: 94 Team score: 148
Match: v Australia, Hobart, 2015
Result: Australia won by an innings and 212 runs
<B>Batsman</b>: <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/51901.html">Gordon Greenidge (West Indies)</a> <b>Percentage</b>: <big>63.51</big><br><b>Individual score</b>:<big> 134</big> <b>Team score</b>: 211<br><b>Match</b>: <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63165.html" target="_blank">v England, Manchester, 1976</a><br><b>Result</b>: West Indies won by 425 runs© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesBatsman: Gordon Greenidge (West Indies) Percentage: 63.51
Individual score: 134 Team score: 211
Match: v England, Manchester, 1976
Result: West Indies won by 425 runs

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  • Matt on December 13, 2015, 23:59 GMT

    @john Melville... On that basis, in the unlikely event that a batsman made 480 and the team declared at 1/508, his amazing effort wouldn't make your list! The other guy who was 1 not out with 27 extras would get a fair ribbing though ...

  •   Brett Hosking on December 13, 2015, 21:17 GMT

    I think you can make an argument that Braithwaite's shouldn't count, but not Bannerman's. In the case of Braithwaite one of the XI didn't bat at all, which obviously increases his chances of scoring a greater percentage of runs. In Bannerman's case he was the one who retired hurt. All 11 Aussies batted and had the sane opportunity to contribute to the score as any normal all out innings.

  • Greg on December 13, 2015, 2:33 GMT

    @John Melville: Bannerman shouldn't be in that list because HE retired hurt? Of course he should. He still made the runs, and if he'd been able to stay out there longer he would have made even more. It was the most important innings of all time. The last time I sang its praises here someone wrote in and said that it reflected the undeveloped state of the game at the time, so it's interesting that the next three instances have all come in the last 20 years.

  •   Ian Robins on December 12, 2015, 21:11 GMT

    Graham Gooch scored 154 out of 252 in 1991 v West Indies, 60% of the runs.

  • Javed on December 12, 2015, 19:54 GMT

    @Rajeev Kumar indeed, but thats only 61% of the team's runs

  •   Asiri Arunoda Mahindadasa on December 12, 2015, 14:55 GMT

    Kane Williamson 42 out of 60 against AL last WT20. Thatz 70%....

  •   Rajeev Kumar on December 12, 2015, 14:25 GMT

    Virender Sehwag's 201

    Virender sehwag played a very fast knock of 201 runs of just 231 balls against a tough balling attack of Sri lanka which had bowlers like Ajantha Mendis and Muttiah Muralitharan. None of the other batsman leaving Gambhir and Laxman managed to score even in double figures as we can see below. It was a one man innings.


    How the batsman got out

    R B 4s 6s S/R Gautam Gambhir lbw Ajantha Mendis 56 103 8 0 54.37 Virender Sehwag Not Out 201 231 22 4 87.01 Rahul Dravid c Malinda Warnapura b Ajantha Mendis 2 6 0 0 33.33 Sachin Tendulkar lbw Chaminda Vaas 5 3 1 0 166.67 Sourav Ganguly c Prasanna Jayawardene b Chaminda Vaas 0 5 0 0 0 VVS Laxman c Thilan Samaraweera b Ajantha Mendis 39 83 4 0 46.99 Dinesh Karthik (W) lbw Ajantha Mendis 7 11 0 0 63.64 Anil Kumble (C) st. Prasanna Jayawardene b Muttiah Muralitharan 4 32 0 0 12.5 Harbhajan Singh b Ajantha Mendis 1 7 0 0 14.29 Zaheer Khan c Prasanna Jayawardene b Muttiah Muralitharan 2 7 0 0 28.57 Ishant Sharm

  •   Rob Widdis on December 12, 2015, 13:54 GMT

    I remember that Slater innings, he was run out by a yard halfway through but given not out. I'm still seething!

  •   John Melville on December 12, 2015, 11:12 GMT

    in my opionon braithwaite and bannerman shouldnt be in that list as the team wasnt all out, bannermann retired hurt (not out) and with braithwaite last player was absent injured

  •   Duncan Holding on December 12, 2015, 10:51 GMT

    The best of the lot was Dennis Amiss against the West Indies in 73-4 to save the game 262 not out out of 432-9.. 61% of the teams total with the next highest score being 38

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