List of India Test cricket records

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This is a list of Indian Cricket team's Test Cricket records. It is based on the List of Test cricket records, but concentrates solely on records dealing with the Indian cricket team.

India was granted Test status in 1932 to be the sixth nation to play test cricket.

Listing criteria

In general the top five are listed in each category (except when there is a tie for the last place among the five, 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 (total)

Team 1st Test Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied  % Won
 India June 1932 495 127 157 210 1 25.65
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 7 December 2015.

Matches played (by country)

Team Opponent 1st Test Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied  % Won W/L ratio
 India  Australia 1947 90 24 40 25 1 26.60 0.60
 Bangladesh 2000 8 6 0 2 0 85.71 --
 England 1932 112 21 43 48 0 18.75 0.48
 New Zealand 1955 54 18 10 26 0 33.33 1.80
 Pakistan 1952 59 9 12 38 0 15.25 0.75
 South Africa 1992 33 10 13 10 0 30.30 0.76
 Sri Lanka 1982 38 16 7 15 0 42.10 2.29
 West Indies 1948 90 16 30 44 0 15.90 0.54
 Zimbabwe 1992 11 7 2 2 0 63.63 3.5
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 7 December 2015.

First Test series wins

Opponent Year of first Home win Year of first Away win
 Australia 1979/80[1] --
 Bangladesh -- 2000/01
 England 1961/62 1971
 New Zealand 1955/56 1967/68
 Pakistan 1952/53 2003/04
 South Africa 1996/97 --
 Sri Lanka 1986/87 1993
 West Indies 1978/79 1970/71
 Zimbabwe 1992/93 2005

First Test match wins

Opponent Home Away
Venue Year Venue Year
 Australia Kanpur 1959 Melbourne 1977
 Bangladesh -- -- Dhaka 2000
 England Chennai 1952 The Oval 1971
 New Zealand Mumbai 1955 Dunedin 1968
 Pakistan Delhi 1952 Multan 2004
 Sri Lanka Nagpur 1986 Colombo 1993
 South Africa Ahmedabad 1996 Johannesburg 2006
 West Indies Kolkata 1974 Port of Spain 1971
 Zimbabwe Delhi 1993 Bulawayo 2001

Highest scores (Innings)

Rank Score Opposition Venue Season
1 726-9d  Sri Lanka Mumbai 2009
2 707  Sri Lanka Colombo 2010
3 705-7d  Australia Sydney 2004
4 676-7  Sri Lanka Kanpur 1986
5 675-5d  Pakistan Multan 2004
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 10 January 2011.

Lowest scores (Innings)

Rank Score Opposition Venue Season
1 42  England Lord's 1974
2 58  Australia Brisbane 1947
3 58  England Manchester 1952
4 66  South Africa Durban 1996
5 67  Australia Melbourne 1948
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 3 February 2011.

Greatest win margins (by innings)

Rank Margin Teams Venue Year
1 Innings and 239 runs  India (610-3d) beat  Bangladesh (118 & 253) Mirpur 2007
2 Innings and 219 runs  India (633) beat  Australia (233 & 181) Kolkata 1998
3 Innings and 198 runs  India (566-8d) beat  New Zealand (193 & 175) Nagpur 2010
4 Innings and 144 runs  India (642) beat  Sri Lanka (229 & 269) Kanpur 2009
5 Innings and 140 runs  India (526) beat  Bangladesh (184 & 202) Dhaka 2004
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 5 March 2013.

Greatest win margins (by 10 wickets)

Rank Opponent No. wins Recent venue Year
1  Pakistan 2 Chennai 1980
 New Zealand Hamilton 2009
3  England 1 Mohali 2001
 Zimbabwe Harare 2005
 Bangladesh Mirpur 2010
Note: India has won a Test match by 10 wickets on 7 occasions.

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 3 February 2011.

Greatest win margins (by runs)

1 337 runs  India (334 & 267-5d) beat  South Africa (121 & 143) Delhi 2015
2 320 runs  India (469 & 314-3d) beat  Australia (268 & 195) Mohali 2008
3 280 runs  India (237 & 400-7d) beat  South Africa (177 & 180) Kanpur 1996
4 279 runs  India (272 & 237) beat  England (102 & 128) Leeds 1986
5 278 runs  India (393 & 325-8d) beat  Sri Lanka (306 & 134) Colombo 2015
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 07 Dec 2015.

Narrowest win margins (by wickets)

Rank Margin Teams Venue Year
1 1 wicket  India (405 & 216-9) beat  Australia (428 & 192) Mohali 2010
2 2 wickets  India (341 & 256-8) beat  Australia (320 & 274) Mumbai 1964
 India (501 & 155-8) beat  Australia (391 & 264) Chennai 2001
4 3 wickets  India (255 & 125-7) beat  West Indies (228 & 151) Chennai 1979
5 4 wickets  India (284 & 174-6) beat  England (355 & 101) The Oval 1971
 India (316 & 86-6) beat  England (242 & 159) Chennai 1973
 India (354 & 126-6) beat  Zimbabwe (329 & 146) Delhi 2002
 India (523 & 233-6) beat  Australia (556 & 196) Adelaide 2003
Source: Cricinfo.com. Last updated: 19 August 2009.

Narrowest win margins (by runs)

Rank Margin Teams Venue Year
1 13 runs  India (104 & 205) beat  Australia (203 & 93) Mumbai 2004
2 28 runs  India (210 & 155) beat  England (174 & 263) Kolkata 1972
3 37 runs  India (339 & 218) beat  West Indies (245 & 275) Port of Spain 2002
4 49 runs  India (200 & 171) beat  West Indies (103 & 219) Kingston 2006
5 59 runs  India (237 & 324) beat  Australia (419 & 83) Melbourne 1981
Source: Cricinfo.com. Last updated: 24 June 2011.

Greatest loss margins (by innings)

Rank Margin Teams Venue Year
1 Innings and 336 runs  India (124 & 154) lost to  West Indies (614-5d) Kolkata 1958
2 Innings and 285 runs  India (302 & 42) lost to  England (629) Lord's 1974
3 Innings and 244 runs  India (148 & 94) lost to  England (486) London 2014
4 Innings and 242 runs  India (224 & 244) lost to  England (710-7d) Birmingham 2011
5 Innings and 239 runs  India (223 & 138) lost to  Sri Lanka (600) Colombo 2008
Source: Cricinfo.com. Last updated: 13 August 2011.

Greatest loss margins (by 10 wickets)

Rank Opponent No. loss Recent venue Year
1  England 3 Mumbai 2012
 West Indies Bridgetown 1984
3  Sri Lanka 2 Galle 2010
 New Zealand Wellington 2002
5  Australia 1 Mumbai 2001
 Pakistan Faisalabad 1983
Source: Cricinfo.com. Last updated: 8 December 2012.

Greatest loss margins (by runs)

Rank Margin Teams Venue Year
1 342 runs  India (185 & 200) lost to  Australia (398 & 329-5d) Nagpur 2004
2 341 runs  India (238 & 265) lost to  Pakistan (245 & 599-7d) Karachi 2006
5 337 runs  India (196 & 161) lost to  Australia (343 & 351-7d) Melbourne 2007
4 329 runs  India (329 & 137) lost to  South Africa (428 & 367-7d) Kolkata 1996
5 328 runs  India (100 & 66) lost to  South Africa (235 & 259) Durban 1996
Source: Cricinfo.com. Last updated: 19 August 2009.

Narrowest loss margins (by wickets)

Rank Margin Teams Venue Year
1 2 wickets  India (402 & 330) lost to  Australia (394 & 342-8) Perth 1977
2 4 wickets  India (251 & 174) lost to  West Indies (254 & 173-6) Kingston 1983
 India (208 & 356) lost to  New Zealand (352 & 215-6) Wellington 1998
 India (225 & 113) lost to  South Africa (176 & 164-6) Mumbai 2000
 India (237 & 234) lost to  Zimbabwe (315 & 157-6) Harare 2001
 India (408 & 224) lost to  Australia (505 & 130-6) Brisbane 2014

Narrowest loss margins (by runs)

Rank Margin Teams Venue Year
1 12 runs  India (254 & 258) lost to  Pakistan (238 & 286) Chennai 1999
2 16 runs  India (153 & 324) lost to  Australia (166 & 327) Brisbane 1977
 India (145 & 204) lost to  Pakistan (116 & 249) Bangalore 1987
4 38 runs  India (225 & 333) lost to  Australia (145 & 451) Adelaide 1992
 India (319 & 81) lost to  West Indies (298 & 140) Bridgetown 1997
Source: Cricinfo.com. Last updated: 19 August 2009.

Individual records

Individual records (appearances)

Most career matches

Rank Appearances Player Span
1 200 Sachin Tendulkar 1989-2013
2 163 Rahul Dravid 1996–2012
3 134 VVS Laxman 1996-2012
4 132 Anil Kumble 1990-2008
5 131 Kapil Dev 1978-1994
6 125 Sunil Gavaskar 1971-1987
7 116 Dilip Vengsarkar 1976-1992
8 113 Sourav Ganguly 1996-2008
9 103 Harbhajan Singh 1998-2015
10 103 Virender Sehwag 2001-2013
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 15 August 2015.

Individual records (batting)

Highest individual score

Rank Runs Player Match Venue Season
1 319 Virender Sehwag  South Africa Chennai 2008
2 309 Virender Sehwag  Pakistan Multan 2004
3 293 Virender Sehwag  Sri Lanka Mumbai 2009
4 281 VVS Laxman  Australia Kolkata 2001
5 270 Rahul Dravid  Pakistan Rawalpindi 2004
6 254 Virender Sehwag  Pakistan Lahore 2006
7 248* Sachin Tendulkar  Bangladesh Dhaka 2004
8 241* Sachin Tendulkar  Australia Sydney 2004
9 239 Sourav Ganguly  Pakistan Bangalore 2007
10 236* Sunil Gavaskar  West Indies Chennai 1983
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 11 December 2014.

Highest individual score - progression of record

Criteria: 100 runs

Runs Player Match Venue Season
118 Lala Amarnath  England Bombay 1933
128 Vijay Merchant  England London 1946
145 Vijay Hazare  Australia Adelaide 1948
164* Vijay Hazare  England Madras 1951
184 Vinoo Mankad  England Lord's 1952
223 Polly Umrigar  New Zealand Hyderabad 1955
231 Vinoo Mankad  New Zealand Madras 1956
236* Sunil Gavaskar  West Indies Chennai 1983
281 VVS Laxman  Australia Calcutta 2001
309 Virender Sehwag  Pakistan Multan 2004
319 Virender Sehwag  South Africa Chennai 2008
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 24 April 2012.

Most career runs

Rank Runs Player Matches Innings NO Average
1 15921 Sachin Tendulkar 200 329 33 53.78
2 13265 Rahul Dravid 163 284 32 52.63
3 10122 Sunil Gavaskar 125 214 16 51.12
4 8781 VVS Laxman 134 225 34 45.97
5 8503 Virender Sehwag 103 178 6 49.43
6 7212 Sourav Ganguly 113 188 17 42.17
7 6868 Dilip Vengsarkar 116 185 22 42.13
8 6215 Mohammad Azharuddin 99 147 9 45.03
9 6080 Gundappa Viswanath 91 155 10 41.93
10 5248 Kapil Dev 131 184 15 31.05
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 25 March 2013.

Most career 50+ scores

Rank 50+s Player Matches Innings Average
1 119 Sachin Tendulkar 200 329 53.78
2 99 Rahul Dravid 163 284 52.63
3 79 Sunil Gavaskar 125 214 51.12
4 73 VVS Laxman 134 225 45.97
5 54 Virender Sehwag 103 178 49.87
6 52 Dilip Vengsarkar 116 185 42.13
7 51 Sourav Ganguly 113 185 42.17
8 49 Gundappa Viswanath 91 155 41.93
9 43 Mohammad Azharuddin 99 147 45.03
10 39 MS Dhoni 90 144 38.09
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 15 August 2015.

Most career 100s

Rank 100s Player Matches Innings Average
1 51 Sachin Tendulkar 200 329 53.78
2 36 Rahul Dravid 163 284 52.63
3 34 Sunil Gavaskar 125 214 51.12
4 23 Virender Sehwag 103 178 49.43
5 22 Mohammed Azharuddin 99 147 45.03
6 17 Dilip Vengsarkar 116 185 42.13
17 VVS Laxman 134 225 45.97
8 16 Sourav Ganguly 113 188 42.17
9 14 Gundappa Viswanath 91 155 41.93
10 12 Polly Umrigar 59 94 42.22
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 25 March 2013.

Most career 200+ scores

Rank 200+s Player Matches Innings Average
1 6 Virender Sehwag 103 178 49.43
6 Sachin Tendulkar 200 329 53.78
3 5 Rahul Dravid 163 284 52.63
4 4 Sunil Gavaskar 125 214 51.12
5 2 Vinod Kambli 17 21 54.20
2 Cheteshwar Pujara 32 56 47.45
2 Dilip Sardesai 30 55 39.23
2 Wasim Jaffer 31 58 34.10
2 Vinoo Mankad 44 72 31.47
2 VVS Laxman 134 225 45.97
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 8 December 2015.

Individual records (bowling)

Most career wickets

Rank Wickets Player Matches Average
1 619 Anil Kumble 132 29.65
2 434 Kapil Dev 131 29.64
3 417 Harbhajan Singh 103 32.46
4 311 Zaheer Khan 92 32.94
5 266 Bishen Singh Bedi 67 28.71
6 242 Bhagwath Chandrasekhar 58 29.74
7 236 Javagal Srinath 67 30.49
8 201 Ishant Sharma 68 36.90
9 189 Erapalli Prasanna 49 30.38
10 176 R Ashwin 32 25.39
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 7 December 2015.

Best Bowling In An Innings

Rank Figures Player Opposition Venue Season
1 10/74 Anil Kumble  Pakistan Delhi 1999
2 9/69 Jasu Patel  Australia Kanpur 1959
3 9/83 Kapil Dev  West Indies Ahmedabad 1983
4 9/102 Subhash Gupte  West Indies Kanpur 1958
5 8/52 Vinoo Mankad  Pakistan Delhi 1952
6 8/55 Vinoo Mankad  England Chennai 1952
7 8/61 Narendra Hirwani  West Indies Chennai 1988
8 8/72 Srinivas Venkataraghavan  New Zealand Delhi 1965
9 8/75 Narendra Hirwani  West Indies Chennai 1988
10 8/76 Erapalli Prasanna  New Zealand Auckland 1976
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 17 February 2014.

Most career 5-wickets-in-an-innings

Rank 5s Player Matches Wickets BBI Average
1 35 Anil Kumble 132 619 10/74 29.65
2 25 Harbhajan Singh 103 417 8/84 32.46
3 23 Kapil Dev 131 434 9/83 29.64
4 16 Ravichandran Ashwin 32 176 7/66 25.39
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 58 242 8/79 29.74
6 14 Bishen Singh Bedi 67 266 7/98 28.71
7 12 Subhash Gupte 36 149 9/102 29.55
8 11 Zaheer Khan 92 311 7/87 32.94
9 10 Erapalli Prasanna 49 189 8/76 30.38
Javagal Srinath 67 236 8/86 30.49
Source: [1]. Last updated: 7 December 2015.

Most career 10-wickets-in-a-match

Rank 10s Player Matches Wickets BBM Average
1 8 Anil Kumble 132 619 14/149 29.65
2 5 Harbhajan Singh 103 417 15/217 32.46
3 4 Ravichandran Ashwin 32 176 12/85 25.39
4 2 Irfan Pathan 29 100 12/126 32.26
Maninder Singh 35 88 14/90 37.36
Erapalli Prasanna 49 189 11/140 30.38
Vinoo Mankad 44 162 13/131 32.32
BS Chandrasekhar 58 242 12/104 29.74
Kapil Dev 131 434 11/146 29.64
10 1 Jasubhai Patel 7 29 14/124 21.96
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 7 December 2015.

Individual records (fielding)

Most dismissals in Test career (wicketkeeper)

Rank Dismissals Player Caught Stumped Matches Innings
1 294 MS Dhoni 256 38 90 166
2 198 Syed Kirmani 160 38 88 151
3 130 Kiran More 110 20 49 90
4 107 Nayan Mongia 99 8 44 77
5 82 Farokh Engineer 66 16 46 83
6 51 Naren Tamhane 35 16 21 35
7 50 Dinesh Karthik 45 5 23 30
8 49 Parthiv Patel 41 8 20 37
9 31 Khokhan Sen 20 11 14 21
10 28 Budhi Kunderan 21 7 18 26
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 15 August 2015.

Most catches in Test career (non-wicketkeeper)

Rank Catches Player Matches
1 209 Rahul Dravid 163
2 135 VVS Laxman 134
3 115 Sachin Tendulkar 200
4 108 Sunil Gavaskar 125
5 105 Mohammed Azharuddin 99
6 90 Virender Sehwag 103
7 78 Dilip Vengsarkar 116
8 71 Sourav Ganguly 113
9 64 Kapil Dev 131
10 63 Gundappa Viswanath 91
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 25 March 2013.

Highest partnerships by runs

Rank Partnership Runs Players Opposition Venue Year
1 1st wicket 413 Vinoo Mankad & Pankaj Roy  New Zealand Chennai 1956
2 1st wicket 410 Virender Sehwag & Rahul Dravid  Pakistan Lahore 2006
3 5th wicket 376 VVS Laxman & Rahul Dravid  Australia Kolkata 2001
4 2nd wicket 370 Cheteshwar Pujara & Murali Vijay  Australia Hyderabad 2013
5 4th wicket 353 Sachin Tendulkar & VVS Laxman  Australia Sydney 2004
6 2nd wicket 344* Sunil Gavaskar & Dilip Vengsarkar  West Indies Kolkata 1978
7 3rd wicket 336 Virender Sehwag & Sachin Tendulkar  Pakistan Multan 2004
8 3rd wicket 316 Gundappa Viswanath & Yashpal Sharma  England Chennai 1982
9 2nd wicket 314 Gautam Gambhir & Rahul Dravid  England Mohali 2008
10 3rd wicket 308 Murali Vijay & Sachin Tendulkar  Australia Bangalore 2010
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 21 November 2012.

Highest partnerships for each wicket

The highest ever partnership for India was the 413 run first-wicket partnership between Vinoo Mankad & Pankaj Roy v New Zealand at Chennai on 6 January 1956.

Wicket Runs Batsmen Opponent Venue Match date
1st 413 Vinoo Mankad & Pankaj Roy New Zealand Chennai 6 Jan 1956
2nd 370 Murali Vijay & Cheteshwar Pujara Australia Hyderabad 2 March 2013
3rd 336 Virender Sehwag & Sachin Tendulkar Pakistan Multan 28 Mar 2004
4th 353 Sachin Tendulkar & VVS Laxman Australia Sydney 2 Jan 2004
5th 376 VVS Laxman & Rahul Dravid Australia Kolkata 11 Mar 2001
6th 298* Dilip Vengsarkar & Ravi Shastri Australia Mumbai 15 Oct 1986
7th 282 Rohit Sharma & Ravichandran Ashwin West Indies Kolkata 8 Nov 2013
8th 161 Mohammad Azharuddin & Anil Kumble South Africa Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
9th 149 PG Joshi & RB Desai Pakistan Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai 2 Dec 1960
10th 133 Sachin Tendulkar & Zaheer Khan Bangladesh Dhaka 10 Dec 2004

See also

References