Test cricket witnesses the first occasion of a team total in excess of 500 runs without byes and leg byes

Bangladesh posted a total of 513 against Sri Lanka in the just concluded test at Chittagong. This total did not contain byes and leg byes to provide the first occasion of a team total in excess of 500 plus runs without byes and leg byes in the annals of test cricket. The previous best was Australia’s 494 for 7 declared against South Africa at Cape Town in Mar 2014. The three occasions of team totals of 400 plus runs without byes and leg byes are tabulated below

No Team Ext b lb w nb pen Score Overs Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Bangladesh 9 0 0 5 4 0 513 129.5 Srl Chittagong 31 Jan 2018
2 Australia 12 0 0 6 6 0 494/7d 127.4 SAF Cape Town 01 Mar 2014
3 Pakistan 5 0 0 1 4 0 465/9d 134.5 Ban Chittagong 16 Jan 2002

 

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