Mr. Mayank Tater 29, Aug 2022

As we come to the end of the month, why not have a review of the most unbelievable innings in cricket history. Sri Lanka created a new milestone for the highest single innings score in Test cricket history in August in 1997. The Islanders led by Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama posted a massive 952/6 in response to India’s first-innings total of 537/8. The previous record, 903, was achieved by England in 1938 at The Oval.

India 1st Innings Highlights

Batting Runs Balls Fours Sixes Strike Rate
Nayan Mongia 7 38 0 0 18.42
Navjot Sidhu 111 200 13 2 55.5
Rahul Dravid 69 197 10 0 35.02
Sachin Tendulkar (c) 143 247 20 0 57.89
Mohammad Azharuddin 126 199 11 0 63.31
Sourav Ganguly 0 5 0 0 0
Anil Kumble 27 76 2 0 35.52
Rajesh Chauhan 23 49 3 1 46.93
Abey Kuruvilla 9 10 0 1 90
Extras (b 10, nb 12) 22
TOTAL 167.3 Ov (RR: 3.20) 537/8d
Bowling Over Maiden Runs Wkts Econ
Chaminda Vaas 23 5 80 1 3.47
Ravindra Pushpakumara 19.3 2 97 2 4.97
Mahela Jayawardene 2 0 6 0 3
Muthiah Muralidaran 65 9 174 2 2.67
Jayantha Silva 39 3 122 0 3.12
Sanath Jayasuriya 18 3 45 3 2.5
Marvan Atapattu 1 0 3 0 3

 

Sri Lanka 1st Innings

BATTING Runs Balls Fours Sixes Strike Rate
Sanath Jayasuriya 340 578 36 2 58.82
Marvan Atapattu 26 31 5 0 83.87
Roshan Mahanama 225 561 27 0 40.1
Aravinda de Silva 126 211 16 0 59.71
Arjuna Ranatunga (c) 86 110 14 0 78.18
Mahela Jayawardene 66 105 10 0 62.85
Romesh Kaluwitharana 14 27 1 0 51.85
Chaminda Vaas 11 24 0 0 45.83
Extras (b 28, lb 9, nb 14, w 7) 58
TOTAL 271 Ov (RR: 3.51) 952/6d
Bowling Over Maiden Runs Wkts Econ
Venkatesh Prasad 24 1 88 0 3.66
Abey Kuruvilla 14 2 74 0 5.28
Rajesh Chauhan 78 8 276 1 3.53
Anil Kumble 72 7 223 1 3.09
Nilesh Kulkarni 70 12 195 1 2.78
Sourav Ganguly 9 0 53 2 5.88
Sachin Tendulkar 2 1 2 0 1
Rahul Dravid 2 0 4 0 2

Although Cricket is a game of unpredictable results, lets just hope that we would see a new world record by our men in blue that would leave the world in utter state of surprise.