Want to know that who has scored the most runs off one over in Test cricket? below is the list for you.
1. Brian Lara
The record for scoring highest runs off one over in Test cricket belongs to the cricket legend from West Indies, Brian Lara. Brian Lara was an left handed batsman, widely known as the best player to play cricket from West Indies team. In 2003-04 Brain Lara scored 28 runs in one over against South Africa in a Test match. The format of runs scored in the over was 4-6-6-4-4-4.
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2. Shahid Afridi
Perhaps one of the most aggressive and most feared batsman by the bowlers in the world, Shahid Afridi hold the record of scoring second highest runs in one over during a Test match. Shahid Afridi scored 27 runs off one over of Harbhajan Singh in a Test match at Lahore in 2005-06. He scored these 27 runs with the help of four straight sixes and one 2 and one single.
3. Craig McMillan
Craig McMillan is a former cricketer from New Zealand. He was a right handed batsman and a medium pace bowler. McMillan holds the 3rd position on the list with the help of his 26 runs in a over. During a Test match against Pakistan at Hamilton, Craig McMillan hit four consecutive 4’s, 1 six and then another 4 to Younis Khan in one over.
4. Brian Lara
At number four its the West Indian batsman Brain Lara again. Lara who is known as one of the all time great players in cricket history scored 26 runs in one over of Danish Kaneria against Pakistan. He scored 4 runs on the first ball, the second ball was a dot then next three deliveries went for sixes and another 4 runs off the last ball ending the over with 26 runs.
5. Mitchell Johnson
The left arm fast bowler and left handed batsman from Australian cricket team holds the 5th spot. In a Test match against South Africa, Mitchell Johnson smashed Paul Harris for 26 runs in his one over. The over ended up after 3 sixes, 2 fours and one dot ball.
6. Andy Roberts
Another West Indian player makes it to the list. Andy Robert was a right arm fast bowler and a batsman. Once in a match against England at Port-of-Spain Andy Robert scored 25 runs off the one over of Ian Botham which included three 6’s, one 4, one 2 runs and a leg-bye run.
7. Bert Sutcliffe & Bob Blair
The two New Zealand batsman Bert Sutcliffe and Bob Blair scored combining 25 runs in one over of a Test match. The match was against the South African team and both of these players hit 25 runs in the over of Hugh Tayfield in 1953-54. It included three 6’s and a single run from Bert Sutcliffe side and one six from Bob Blair’s.
8. Chris Cairns & Nathan Astle
Another New Zealand batting pair scored 25 runs in a over. During a Test match against England in 2001-02 Chris Cairns & Nathan Astle, combined scored 25 runs from the one over of English fast-medium bowler Andrew Caddick which also included 6 sixes and a four.
9. Ramnaresh Sarwan
Ramnaresh Sarwan is also a cricketer from West Indies national team. While playing a Test match against India Ramnaresh Sarwan scored 25 runs off the one over of Munaf Patel. Sarwan smashed Patel for six consecutive 4’s and 1 run came from the No-ball from Munaf Patel.
10. AB de Villiers
The current captain of South African One Day International (ODI) team AB de Villiers is end the 10th spot over our list of most runs off one over in Test cricket. While playing against Australia at Cape Town, AB de Villiers smashed the medium-fast bowler Andrew McDonald for consecutive four 6’s.
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