‘Bat once and bat big’ is one of the many mantras that successful Test teams follow in their pursuit to dominate the game.
There have been a total of 599 instances in which teams have racked up totals in excess of 500 in Test match cricket. And, as you will see in this article, successful teams rule the roost when it comes to hammering down the opposition under a mountain of runs.
Here’s a look at teams with the most number of 500 plus totals in Test cricket:
The African country has registered 500+ totals on five occasions and they happen to be the only team to have never lost a game after scoring that many runs. They have won two of those games while three ended in a draw.
Their highest 500-plus score is 563, which came against the West Indies in Harare back in 2001.