Player Who Scored 456 Runs In A Test Match Itself,Graham Gooch

Graham Cooch, one of England’s best Test batsmen, played a brilliant innings of 333 runs in 485 balls in a match played at Lord’s in 1990 in which 43 fours and 3 sixes were hit. Graham was well supported by Alan Lamb (139) and Robin Smith (100). Graham had a great partnership with these two. England had declared the innings by scoring 653 runs in the first innings. Kapil Dev, Manoj Prabhakar, Sanjeev Sharma, Narendra Hirwani, who were bowling for India, had spent above 100 runs. While Ravi Shastri conceded 99 runs.

In response, the Indian team scored 454 runs in the first innings on the basis of centuries from Ravi Shastri and Mohammad Azharuddin. Angus Fraser took 5 wickets for 104 runs for England.

When England came out to bat in the second innings, then Graham played an explosive innings, hitting 123 runs in just 113 balls, which included 13 fours and 4 sixes. England, batting in the style of ODI in the second innings, declared the innings after scoring 272 runs in just 54.2 overs and gave India a huge target of 472 runs in the fourth innings. The Indian team could not stand in front of such a big target and was all out for 224 runs. The Indian team lost this match by 247 runs.

In this match, Graham played around 600 balls and scored 456 runs. Along with this, Graham also took the wicket of Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrekar. No batsman has scored so many runs in a Test match till date. Kooch scored 8900 runs in 215 innings of 118 matches in his Test career, including 20 centuries and 46 half-centuries.


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