The 3 best individual scores scored by batsmen in India vs England Test matches – India played the first match of their cricket history against England. The first Test match between India and England took place in 1932 at Lord’s ground. In this 3-day match, India was led by CK Naidu and England were led by Douglas Jardine. Since then 122 Test matches have been played between India and England, in which India has won 26 and England have won 47 matches, while 49 matches have been drawn. During this time, a total of two players have scored triple centuries, one of which is Graham Gooch of England and Karun Nair of India.
3 best individual scores in matches played between India and England
1. Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch played a superb innings of 333 runs in just 485 balls against India at Lord’s ground in 1990. It is also the best individual score of his test career. He hit 43 fours and three sixes during this innings, spending nearly 10 hours at the crease. At that time Graham Gooch was also leading the England team.
Graham Gooch led England in 34 Tests in which he has won 10 matches and lost 12 matches, while 12 matches have been drawn. Gooch was then called the run machine of the England cricket team. He was the highest run-scorer in Test cricket for England till his retirement. He has 8900 runs in 118 matches at an average of 42.58 in Test cricket. Alastair Cook later broke his record in his 114th Test match in 2015.
2. Karun Nair
India’s right-handed batsman Karun Nair has played only 6 matches in his Test career so far. He scored an unbeaten 303 * runs against England on 19 December 2016 at Chepak. He was just 25 years old at the time and was playing the third match of his Test career. He is the second Indian after Virender Sehwag to score a triple century in Test cricket. Apart from this, he is also the third batsman in the world to convert the first century of his Test career into a triple century.
3. Sir Alastair Cook
England’s highest run-scorer in Test cricket, Alastair Cook, has scored the best individual score of his Test career against India. In 2011, he scored 294 runs in 545 balls at the Birmingham ground. Thanks to his innings, England scored 794 runs in the first innings against India. India lost the match by an innings and 242 runs.
Alastair Cook is England’s most Test player. Below them is James Anderson, who has played 157 Test matches. Cook has played 161 matches in his Test career, scoring 12472 runs at an average of 45.35. During this time he has also scored 33 centuries and 57 half-centuries. He is also the highest-scoring left-handed batsman in Test cricket. He has captained England in 59 Tests, winning 24 matches and losing 22 matches, while 12 matches have been drawn.