Test cricket is all about scoring runs which puts the opposition under pressure straightaway. Trailing those huge scores is a very tough task. Here is a small statistics which reveals the most 500+ scores made by the test playing nations.
Played over 100 test matches (102 tests) the Zimbabwean team has managed cross the 500 run mark only 5 times. Their highest test total of 563/9 came against the Caribbeanin 2001, where Hamilton Masakadza top scored 115
Bangladesh have played total 100 tests and they were able to get through 500 run mark only six times. Their Highest score was against Sri Lanka where they scored a total of 638 runs in which their skipper Mushfiqur Rahim top scored with 200.
The New Zealand team has played a total of 421 test matches. They passed 500 run mark 33 times. Their top score in test cricket was registered against Pakistan. They made 690 runs where their skipper Brendon McCullum top scored with 202.
Sri Lanka has played a total of 258 test matches. They managed to cross 500+ score 33 times. They hold the record for highest team total in test cricket which records 952/6 Dec against India in Colombo. Sanath Jayasuriya top scored with 340.
South African team played 410 test matches. Out of which 52 times only they were able to score above 500 runs. Their highest test score came against England at Lord’s. They scored 682/6 Dec.Graeme Smith was the top scorer. He made 259 runs.
Pakistan team managed to cross 500 plus scores 52 times out of 407 tests they played. Their highest test score was 765-6 Dec. which came against Sri Lanka in Karachi 2009 where their skipper Younis Khan top scored with 313.
West Indies have played 520 test matches. They were able to score more than 500, 67 times. Their Highest test score was against Pakistan which is recorded as 790/3 Dec where Sir Garfield Sobers top scored with unbeaten 365*
India has surpassed 500 plus scores 79 times out of 512 test matches they played. They recorded their highest test score against England which is registered as 756/7 Dec. where Karun Nair top scored with 303*.
England holds the most record of playing most number of test matches which includes 983 test matches. They crossed 500+ scores 105 times. Their top score is 903-7 Dec. which came against Aussies in the Oval in 1938.
Playing over 800 matches Aussies being dominant over the opponents have registered 500+ scores in 141 occasions. Their highest test score came against West Indies in Kingston Oval. They made 758-8 Dec where Neil Harvey scored 204.