Highest score in each position in Test cricket

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1. Len Hutton (Australia)

Len Hutton scored the most run in No.1 position in test cricket against England in Ashes,1937. He scored 374 runs which includes 35 fours. The record is still alive with 70+ years of being made .

2. Matthew Hayden (Australia)

Matthew Hayden scored the highest position in No.2 position in test cricket where he scored 380 runs against Zimbabwe in 437 runs with 38 fours & 11 sixes in Perth. He spent 622 minutes while making the record.

3. Brain Lara (West Indies)

Brain Lara has scored the most run in the No.3 position in test which is also the highest score in an innings in test cricket . He Scored 400* runs against England at St John’s . He hit 43 Fours & 4 sixes while the marathon innings . The Record is still unbreakable and this innings by Brain Lara is the most special and outstanding knock by an player.

4. Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)

The Sri Lanka’s Legendary batsman has scored most runs in No.4 position where he scored 374 runs with 43 fours & 1 six and claimed this record against South Africa in Colombo (SSC). Being an consistent performance for Lankans, He also begged many such record which still alive just like his 374 runs.

5. Michael Clarke (Australia)

Former Australia Captain & player , Michael Clarke scored most runs in No. 5 position against India in 2012 in Sydney. He scored 329* runs comprises of 39 fours & 1 six. Many thought that had Michael Clarke not declared the Innings he would have went on to score 400 runs and break the previous world record of most runs in an innings. He’s also scored 7th highest run in the same position in an innings which show how favourite is the position for MJ Clarke.

6) Ben Stokes (England)

Ben stokes has scored the highest score in No.4 position in test cricket. Not only he scored the highest in the particular position i.e 258 but also scored the second fastest double hundred in test cricket. He took only 163 balls to reach the land mark. He total faced 198 balls in the innings with 30 fours & 11 sixes. He achieved this milestone Versus South Africa in Cape Town in 2016. Having being made numerous record and adding on of these record to his list is nothing sort of a moment to cherish for ever.

7) Don Bradman (Australia)

Don Bradman fall 7th in the list as he scored 270 runs versus Australia way back in 1937 at Melbourne.Though Don Bradman is a familiar name one associates with records but he’s the only one to achieve the feat in this position. He’s only among the fewer to score double century in this position. No one in recent cricket came closer to break this record and it’ll be interesting to see who’ll break the record. 

8) Wasim Akram (Pakistan)

The Pakistan’s legendry cricketer who’s known for his lethal swinging bowling and troubling the batsman also achieve this record being an all-rounder . He scored 257* against Zimbabwe in shiekhupura . He hit 22 fours & 12 sixes during his innings. This innings helped him to establish Wasim Akram as an all rounder who along with his bowling and also play some vital innings for his team just like he played in that particular innings.

9) Ian Smith (New Zealand)

Former New Zealand wicket keeper Batsman has scored most runs in No.9 position with an score of 173 runs in just 136 balls with 23 fours & 3 sixes. He made this record against India in 1990 at Auckland.Not every wicketkeeper batsman able to make it up to end while batting with tailenders but Ian Smith tried his best to go against the statement and achieved the feat.

10) Walter Read (England)

Former England batsman Walter Read has scored the most run in an innings in test cricket against Australia His match-saving innings remains the highest score by a No. 10 in Tests. He reached his century in 113 minutes with 20 fours. Being an Wisden cricketer of the year in 1893, The record will never be easy to break as this position is always occupied by bowlers and Walter Read must be proud of the achivement.

11). Ashton Agar (Australia)

Ashton Agar, Australian spinner has scored the highest number of runs in No.11 position. He achieved this feat in his debut innings as, he scored 98 runs from 101 balls batting eleventh in Australia’s first innings, breaking several Test records, including first player to ever score a half-century as a number eleven batsman on debut, highest score by a number eleven batsman, and, with Phillip Hughes, highest partnership (163 runs) for the tenth wicket. Being an active cricketer now, Ashton Agar will surely likely to score again and next time with an century and yet again owning record against his name

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