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Listing criteria

In general the top ten are listed in each category (except when there is a tie for the last place among the ten, when all the tied record holders are noted).

Listing notation

Team Notation

  • (300-3) indicates that a team scored 300 runs for three wickets and the innings was closed, either due to a successful run chase or if no playing time remained.
  • (300-3 d) indicates that a team scored 300 runs for three wickets, and declared its innings closed.
  • (300) indicates that a team scored 300 runs and was all out, either by losing all ten wickets or by having one or more batsmen unable to bat and losing the remaining wickets.

Batting Notation

  • (100) indicates that a batsman scored 100 runs and was out.
  • (100*) indicates that a batsman scored 100 runs and was not out.

Bowling Notation

  • (5-100) indicates that a bowler has captured 5 wickets while giving away 100 runs.

Currently playing

  • Record holders who are currently playing Test cricket (i.e. their record details listed could change) are shown in bold

Team records

Team wins, losses, ties, and draws

Matches played

Team 1st Test Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied  % Won
England March 1877 891 310 258 323 0 34.79

Source: [1]. Last updated: 29 August 2009.

Results summary

Opposition Span Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied  % Won
Australia 1877-2009 321 99 132 90 0 30.84
Bangladesh 2003-2005 4 4 0 0 0 100.00
India 1932-2008 99 34 19 46 0 34.34
New Zealand 1930-2008 94 45 8 41 0 47.87
Pakistan 1954-2006 67 19 12 36 0 28.35
South Africa 1889-2008 134 55 28 51 0 41.04
Sri Lanka 1982-2007 21 8 6 7 0 38.09
West Indies 1928-2009 145 43 53 49 0 29.65
Zimbabwe 1996-2003 6 3 0 3 0 50.00

Source: [2]. Last updated: 29 August 2009.

Highest scores

Rank Score Opposition Venue Season
1 903-7d v Australia The Oval 1938
2 849 v West Indies Sabina Park 1929/30
3 658-8d v Australia Trent Bridge 1938
4 654-5 v South Africa Kingsmead 1938/39
5 653-4d v India Lord's 1990
6 652-7d v India Chepauk 1984/85
7 636 v Australia Sydney 1928/29
8 633-5d v India Edgbaston 1979
9 629 v India Lord's 1974
10 627-9d v Australia Old Trafford 1934
Source: [3]. Last updated: 12 October 2008.

Lowest scores

Rank Score Opposition Venue Season
1 45 v Australia Sydney 1886/87
2 46 v West Indies Queen's Park Oval 1993/94
3 51 v West Indies Sabina Park 2009
4 52 v Australia The Oval 1948
5 53 v Australia Lord's 1888
6 61 v Australia Melbourne 1903/04
6 61 v Australia Melbourne 1901/02
8 62 v Australia Lord's 1888
9 64 v New Zealand The Basin 1977/78
10 65 v Australia Sydney 1894/95
Source: [4]. Last updated: 7 February 2009.

Greatest win margins (by innings)

Rank Margin Teams Venue Season
1 Innings and 579 runs England (903-7 d) beat Australia (201 & 123) The Oval 1938
2 Innings and 285 runs England (629) beat India (302 & 42) Lord's 1974
3 Innings and 283 runs England (570-7d) beat West Indies (146 & 141) Leeds 2007
4 Innings and 261 runs England (528-3d) beat Bangladesh (108 & 159) Lord's 2005
5 Innings and 237 runs England (412) beat West Indies (89 & 86) The Oval 1957
6 Innings and 230 runs England (499) beat Australia (100 & 169) Adelaide 1891/92
7 Innings and 225 runs England (589) beat Australia (191 & 173) Melbourne 1911/12
8 Innings and 217 runs England (434) beat Australia (68 & 149) The Oval 1886
9 Innings and 215 runs England (562-7d) beat New Zealand (258 & 89) Auckland 1962/63
10 Innings and 209 runs England (415) beat Zimbabwe (83 & 123) Lord's 2000
Source: [5]. Last updated: 28 May 2007.

Greatest win margins (by runs)

Rank Margin Opposition Venue Season
1 675 runs Australia Brisbane 1928
2 338 runs Australia Adelaide 1933
3 329 runs Bangladesh Chittagong 2003
4 322 runs Australia Brisbane 1936
5 312 runs South Africa Cape Town 1957
6 299 runs Australia Sydney 1971
7 289 runs Australia The Oval 1926
8 288 runs South Africa Port Elizabeth 1896
9= 256 runs West Indies Port of Spain 1960
9= 256 runs West Indies Edgbaston 2004
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 29 August 2009.

Greatest win margins (by 10 wickets)

Rank Opponent No. wins Most recent venue Season
1 South Africa 6 Lord's 1951
2 West Indies 4 Lord's 2009
3= India 3 Mumbai 1980
Australia 3 Sydney 1932
5 Pakistan 2 Trent Bridge 1967
6 Sri Lanka 1 Old Trafford 2002
7= Zimbabwe 0 . .
Bangladesh 0 . .
Note: England has won a Test match by 10 wickets on 19 occasions.

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 29 August 2009.

Individual records

Individual records (batting)

Highest individual score

Rank Runs Player Match Venue Season
1 364 Len Hutton England v Australia The Oval 1938
2 336* Wally Hammond New Zealand v England Auckland 1932/33
3 333 Graham Gooch England v India Lord's 1990
4 325 Andrew Sandham West Indies v England Kingston 1929/30
5 310* John Edrich England v New Zealand Leeds 1965
6 287 Tip Foster Australia v England Sydney 1903/04
7 285* Peter May England v West Indies Birmingham 1957
8 278 Denis Compton England v Pakistan Nottingham 1954
9 262* Dennis Amiss West Indies v England Kingston 1973/74
10 258 Tom Graveney England v West Indies Nottingham 1957

Source: [6]. Last updated: 27 November 2005.

Most career runs

Rank Runs Player Matches Innings Average
1 8900 Graham Gooch 118 215 42.58
2 8463 Alec Stewart 133 235 39.55
3 8231 David Gower 117 204 44.25
4 8114 Geoffrey Boycott 108 193 47.72
5 7728 Michael Atherton 115 212 37.70
6 7624 Colin Cowdrey 114 188 44.07
7 7249 Wally Hammond 85 140 58.46
8 6971 Len Hutton 79 138 56.97
9 6806 Ken Barrington 82 131 58.67
10 6744 Graham Thorpe 100 179 44.66

Source: [7]. Last updated: 4 August 2006.

Individual records (bowling)

Most career wickets

Rank Wickets Player Matches Average
1 383 wickets Ian Botham 102 28.40
2 325 wickets Bob Willis 90 25.20
3 307 wickets Fred Trueman 67 21.57
4 297 wickets Derek Underwood 86 25.83
5 252 wickets Brian Statham 70 24.84
6 248 wickets Matthew Hoggard 67 30.50
7 236 wickets Alec Bedser 51 24.89
8 234 wickets Andy Caddick 62 29.91
9 229 wickets Darren Gough 58 28.39
10= 226 wickets Andrew Flintoff 79 32.78
10= 226 wickets Steve Harmison 63 31.82
Source: [8]. Last updated: 29 August 2009.

Best Bowling In An Innings

Rank Figures Player Opposition Venue Season
1st 10/53 Jim Laker v Australia Manchester 1956
2nd 9/28 George Lohmann v South Africa Johannesburg 1895/96
3rd 9/37 Jim Laker v Australia Old Trafford Cricket Ground 1956
4th 9/57 Devon Malcolm v South Africa The Oval 1994
5th 9/103 Sydney Barnes v South Africa Johannesburg 1913/14
6th 8/7 George Lohmann v South Africa Port Elizabeth 1895/96
7th 8/11 Johnny Briggs v South Africa Cape Town 1888/89
8th 8/29 Sydney Barnes v South Africa The Oval 1912
9th 8/31 Fred Trueman v India Old Trafford Cricket Ground 1952
10th 8/34 Ian Botham v Pakistan Lord's 1978
Source: [9]. Last updated: 12 October 2008.

Partnership records

Highest wicket partnerships

Partnership Runs Players Opposition Venue Season
1st wicket359Len Hutton & Cyril Washbrook v South AfricaJohannesburg1948/49
2nd wicket382Maurice Leyland & Len Hutton v Australia The Oval1938
3rd wicket370Bill Edrich & Denis Compton v South Africa Lord's1947
4th wicket411Colin Cowdrey & Peter May v West Indies Birmingham1957
5th wicket254Keith Fletcher & Tony Greig v India Mumbai1972/73
6th wicket281Andrew Flintoff & Graham Thorpe v New Zealand Christchurch 2001/02
7th wicket197Mike Smith & Jim Parks v West IndiesPort of Spain1959/60
8th wicket246Les Ames & Gubby Allen v New Zealand Lord's1931
9th wicket163*Colin Cowdrey & Alan Smith v New Zealand Wellington1962/63
10th wicket13Tip Foster & Wilfred Rhodes v Australia Sydney1903/04
Source: [10]. Last updated: 27 November 2005.

See also

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