Top 10 highest Innings total in Test Cricket

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During the first Test match, Sri Lanka scored 952 runs for 6 wickets, the highest team total in Test cricket. Several more records were established in this match, including the highest partnership for the second wicket by Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama. It was also the match where Jayasuriya scored brutal triple hundred. Also with SL and WI coming in the list almost thrice shows their appetite to score big when they get going especially during the 90’s and the early 2000’s when the team had world class players.

1. Sri Lanka- 952/6 declare in 271 overs vs India on 2nd August 1997 at Colombo

2. England- 903/7 declare in 355.2 overs vs Australia at the Oval on 20th August 1938

3. England- 849all out in 249.2 overs vs West Indies at Kingston on 3rd April 1930

4. West Indies- 790/3d in 208.1 overs vs Pakistan at Kingston on 26th feb 1958

5.  Pakistan- 765/6 dec in 248.5 overs vs Sri Lanka at Karachi on 21st feb 2009

6. India- 759/7dec in 190.4 overs vs England at Chennai on 16th Nov 2009

7. Australia- 758/8dec in 245.4overs vs West Indies at Kingston on 11th June 1955

8. Sri Lanka- 756/5 dec in 185.1 overs vs South Africa at Colombo SSC on 27th July 2006

9. West Indies- 751/5 declare in 202.2 overs at St. Johns on 29th April 2005

10. West Indies- 749/9 declare in 194.4 overs vs England at Bridgetown on 26th feb 2009