Test cricket is a lot different from the ODI or T20I format. While the latter two consists of limited numbers of overs per side, Test matches have no boundaries for the number of overs. In a Test match, a team can bat until they lose all of their wickets. With the availability of unlimited overs, many batsmen have also managed to smash big knocks in Test format. The longest format of the game has witnessed many triple centuries and also a quadruple century.
There are only 12 teams who compete in Test cricket at present. India, Australia, England, Pakistan, West Indies, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Ireland, and Afghanistan are the 12 Test-playing nations international cricket. In this article, we will take a look at the highest knocks in Tests from the players of each nation. Here is the list of country-wise highest individual Test scores.
Country-Wise Highest Individual Test Score
Ireland- Kevin O’ Brien (118)
For Ireland, Kevin O Brien holds the record of the highest knock in Test cricket. The right-handed batsman smashed a 118-run knock in a match against Pakistan in May 2018. The 37-year-old scored 118 runs in the 2nd innings in a losing cause. He played 217 balls and hit 12 fours during his knock.
In the match, Pakistan scored 310/9 (d) in the 1st innings. Ireland were bowled out 130 in the 1st innings. While following on, they piled up 339/10 on the scoreboard with the 118-run knock by Brien. Pakistan managed to win the match by 5 wickets after successfully chasing the 160-run target in the 2nd innings.