July 26, 2002

Highest individual innings in Tests

Inzamam-ul-Haq's massive innings of 329 recently at Lahore also set a new highest individual innings record, previously held by Javed Miandad - 280 not out against India at Hyderabad (P) in the 1982-83 series. However, Hanif Mohammad's Pakistan record in away Tests and for that matter in all Tests has remained intact for the last 44 years. 'Little Master' Hanif Mohammad had then stunned the world by sticking at the wicket at Bridgetown, Barbados for 970 minutes and scoring 337 runs against the West Indies in 1957-58.

A study how the highest individual innings for Pakistan has progressed in both, home and away Tests in 50 years is presented below:

Home Score Batsman V/S Venue Year
54 Imtiaz Ahmed India Dacca 1954-55
142 Hanif Mohammad India Bahawalpur 1954-55
209 Imtiaz Ahmed New Zealand Lahore 1955-56
235 Not out Zaheer Abbas India Lahore 1978-79
280 Not out Javed Miandad India Hyderabad 1982-83
329 Inzamam-ul-Haq New Zealand Lahore 2001-02
Away 51 Hanif Mohammad India New Delhi 1952-53
124 Not out Noor Mohammad India Lucknow 1952-53
337 Hanif Mohammad West Indies Bridgetown 1957-58