List of West Indies Test cricket records

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This is a list of West Indies Test cricket records. It is based on the List of Test cricket records, but concentrates solely on records dealing with the West Indian Test cricket team, and any cricketers who have played for that team.

Key

The top five records are listed for each category, except in "team wins, losses, and draws" and "highest wicket partnerships". Tied records for the fifth place are listed as well. Explanations of the general symbols and cricketing terms used in the list are given below. Specific details are provided in each category where appropriate.

Symbol Meaning
Player is currently active in Test cricket
* Player remained not out or partnership remained unbroken
World record
d Innings was declared (e.g. 952–6d)
Date Starting date of the Test match
Innings Number of innings played
Matches Number of matches played
Opponent The team the West Indies were playing against
Period The time period when the player was active in Test cricket
Player The player involved in the record
Venue Test cricket ground where the match was played
ICC Test Championship
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  South Africa 29 3308 114
2  India 32 3535 110
3  Australia 40 4376 109
4  Pakistan 28 2977 106
5  New Zealand 36 3578 99
6  England 40 3940 99
7  Sri Lanka 35 3123 89
8  West Indies 33 2504 76
9  Bangladesh 22 1026 47
10  Zimbabwe 10 53 5
Reference: ICC Rankings, 7 January 2016

Team records

Team wins, losses, and draws

A tie can occur when the scores of both teams are equal at the conclusion of play, provided that the side batting last has completed their innings.[1] Only two matches have ended in a tie in Test cricket history, neither of which involved Sri Lanka.[2]

Opponent 1st Test Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied  % Won
 Australia 1930 114 32 57 24 1 28.07
 Bangladesh 2002 12 8 2 2 0 66.66
 England 1928 151 54 46 51 0 35.76
 India 1948 90 30 16 44 0 33.33
 New Zealand 1952 45 13 13 19 0 28.88
 Pakistan 1958 46 15 16 15 0 32.60
 South Africa 1992 28 3 18 7 0 10.71
 Sri Lanka 1993 17 3 8 6 0 17.64
 Zimbabwe 2000 8 6 0 2 0 75.00
Total 511 164 176 170 1 32.09
Last updated: 13 December 2015[3]

Team scoring records

Most runs in an innings

Score Opposition Venue Date
790–3d  Pakistan Sabina Park, Jamaica 26 February 1958
751/5d  England Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's 10 April 2004
749–9d  England Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 26 February 2009
747  South Africa Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's 29 April 2005
692–8d  England Kennington Oval, Faisalabad 24 August 1995
Last updated: 13 December 2015[4]

Fewest runs in an innings

Score Opposition Venue Date
47  England Sabina Park, Kingston 11 March 2004
51  Australia Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain 5 March 1999
53  Pakistan Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad 24 October 1986
54  England Lord's, London 29 June 2000
61  England Headingly, Leeds 17 August 2000
Last updated: 13 December 2015[5]

Result records

A Test match is won when one side has scored more runs than the total runs scored by the opposing side during their two innings. If both sides have completed both their allocated innings and the side that fielded last has the higher aggregate of runs, it is known as a win by runs. This indicates the amount of runs that they had scored more than the opposing side. If one side scores more runs in a single innings than the total runs scored by the other side in both their innings, it is known as a win by innings and runs. If the side batting last wins the match, it is known as a win by wickets, indicating the amount of wickets that were still to fall.[1]

Greatest win margins

Margin Opposition Venue Date
Innings and 336 runs  India Eden Gardens, Kolkata 31 December 1958
Innings and 322 runs  New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 10 February 1995
Innings and 310 runs  Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 8 December 2002
Innings and 226 runs  England Lord's, London 23 August 1973
Innings and 193 runs  India MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 27 January 1949
Last updated: 13 December 2015[6]

Narrowest win margins

Margin Opposition Venue Date
1 run  Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 23 January 1993
30 runs  Australia Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 27 February 1931
35 runs  Zimbabwe Queen's Park Oval, Port Of Spain 16 March 2000
38 runs  India Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 27 March 1997
40 runs  Pakistan Providence Stadium, Providence 12 May 2011
Last updated: 13 December 2015[7]

Individual records

Batting records

Most career runs

Runs Innings Player Period
11,912 230 Lara, BrianBrian Lara 1990–2006
11,867 280 Chanderpaul, ShivnarineShivnarine Chanderpaul 1994–Pre
8,540 182 Vivian Richards 1974–1991
8,032 160 Sobers, GarfieldGarfield Sobers 1954–1974
7,558 185 Greenidge, GordonGordon Greenidge 1974–1991
Last updated: 13 December 2015[8]

Highest career average

In cricket, batting average is the mean number of runs scored per innings. It is calculated by dividing total runs scored (including innings where he remained not out) by the number of times the batsman has been dismissed.[9]

Average Player Period
60.83 Headley, GeorgeGeorge Headley 1930–1954
58.61 Weekes, EvertonEverton Weekes 1948–1958
57.78 Sobers, GarfieldGarfield Sobers 1998–2010
56.68 Clyde Walcott 1948–1960
54.20 Charlie Davis 1968–1973
Qualification: 20 innings
Last updated: 13 December 2015[10]

Highest individual score

Runs Player Opponent Venue Date
400 Brian Lara  England Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's 10 April 2004
375 Brian Lara  England Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's 16 April 1994
365* Garfield Sobers  Pakistan Sabina Park, Kingston 26 February 1958
333 Chris Gayle  Sri Lanka Galle International Stadium, Galle 15 November 2010
317 Chris Gayle  South Africa Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's 25 April 2005
Last updated: 13 December 2015[11]

Most Test half-centuries

Half centuries Period
66 Shivnarine Chanderpaul 1994–Pre
48 Brian Lara 1990–2006
45 Vivian Richards 1974–1991
39 Clive Lloyd 1966-1985
39 Desmond Haynes 1978–1994
Last updated: 13 December 2015[12]

Most Test centuries

Centuries Player Period
34 Brian Lara 1990–2006
30 Shivnarine Chanderpaul 1994–Pre.
26 Garfield Sobers 1954–1974
24 Vivian Richards 1974–1991
19 Clive Lloyd 1966–1985
Last updated: 13 December 2015[13]

Most ducks in career

"Duck" refers to a batsman dismissed without scoring.[14]

Ducks Player Period
43 Courtney Walsh 2000–2010
26 Mervyn Dillon 1989–2003
26 Curtly Ambrose 1967–1984
19 Fidel Edwards 1985–2002
17 Joel Garner 2000–Pre
Last updated: 13 December 2015[15]

Bowling records

Most wickets in a career

Wickets Player Matches Period
519 Courtney Walsh 132 1984–2001
405 Curtly Ambrose 98 1988–2000
376 Malcolm Marshall 81 1978–1991
309 Lance Gibbs 79 1958–1976
259 Joel Garner 58 1977-1990
Last updated: 13 December 2015[16]

Best career average

Bowling average is the measurement of mean runs conceded per wicket. In calculating this, total amount of runs conceded by the bowler is divided by the number of wickets captured.[9]

Average Player Period
20.94 Malcolm Marshall 1978–1991
20.97 Joel Garner 1977–1987
20.99 Curtly Ambrose 1988–2000
23.30 Colin Croft 1977–1982
23.68 Michael Holding 1975–1987
Qualification: 2,000 deliveries
Last updated: 13 December 2015[17]

Best figures in a match

Bowling Player Opponent Venue Date
14 wickets for 149 runs Michael Holding  England Kennington Oval, London 12 August 1976
13 wickets for 55 runs Courtney Walsh  New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 10 February 1995
12 wickets for 121 runs Andy Roberts  India MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 11 January 1975
11 wickets for 84 runs Curtly Ambrose  England Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain 25 March 1994
11 wickets for 89 runs Malcolm Marshall  India Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain 15 April 1989
Last updated: 13 December 2015[18]

Most five-wicket hauls in an innings

Taking five or more wickets in a single innings (called a five-wicket haul, fifer or five-for) is considered a notable achievement for a bowler.[19]

Five wicket hauls Player Period
22 Malcolm Marshall 1987–1991
22 Curtly Ambrose 1988–2000
22 Courtney Walsh 1984–2001
18 Lance Gibbs 1958–1976
13 Michael Holding 1875–1987
Last updated: 13 December 2015[20]

Most ten-wickets in a match

Ten wicket hauls Player Period
4 Malcolm Marshall 1978–1991
3 Curtly Ambrose 1988–2000
3 Courtney Walsh 1984–2001
2 Shane Shillingford 2010–Pre
2 Andy Roberts 1974–1983
Last updated: 13 December 2015[21]

Fielding records

Most catches in a career

A "catch" occurs when a ball hit by the batsman in the air is held by a fielder within the field of play, before it hits the ground. In such a case, the batsman is ruled out caught.[22]

Catches Player Period
164 Brian Lara 1990–2006
122 Vivian Richards 1974–1991
115 Carl Hooper 1987–2002
109 Garfield Sobers 1954–1974
96 Chris Gayle 2000–Pre.
Last updated: 13 December 2015[23]

Wicketkeeping records

A wicketkeeper can assist in the dismissal of a batsman by taking a catch or stumping.[24] A catch taken by the wicketkeeper means the batsman will be ruled out caught, although it may be referred to as "caught behind". A stumping occurs when the wicketkeeper catches a ball delivered by the bowler (provided it is a legal delivery) and putting down the batsman's wicket while he is out of his ground.[25]

Most dismissals (including catches and stumpings both)

Dismissals Player Period
270 Jeff Dujon 1981–1991
219 Ridley Jacobs 1998–2004
214 Denesh Ramdin 1995–Pre
189 Deryck Murray 1963–1980
101 Junior Murray 1993–2002
Last updated: 13 December 2015[26]

Most stumpings

Dismissals Player Period
12 Ridley Jacobs 1998–2004
11 Clyde Walcott 1948–1960
11 Denesh Ramdin†♣ 2005–Pre.
8 Deryck Murray 1963–1980
5 Ivan Barrow 1930-1939
Last updated: 13 December 2015[26]

♣ - denote current wicket-keeper.

Other records

Most matches played

Matches Player Period
164 Shivnarine Chanderpaul 1994–Pre
132 Courtney Walsh 1984-2001
130 Brian Lara 1990–2006
121 Vivian Richards 1974–1991
116 Desmond Haynes 1978–1994
Last updated: 13 December 2015[27]

Most matches won as captain

Matches Player Period
36 Clive Lloyd 1974–1985
27 Vivian Richards 1980–1991
11 Richie Richardson 1992–1995
10 Brian Lara 1997–2006
9 Frank Worrell 1960–1963
Last updated: 13 December 2015[28]

Partnership records

Highest wicket partnerships

Wicket Runs 1st batsman 2nd batsman Opposition Venue Date
Partners
1st wicket 298 Gordon Greenidge Desmond Haynes  West Indies Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's 12 April 1990
2nd wicket 446 Conrad Hunte Garfield Sobers  England Sabina Park, Kingston 16 February 1958
3rd wicket 338 Everton Weekes Frank Worrell  England Queen's Sports Club, Port of Spain 17 March 1954
4th wicket 399 Garfield Sobers Frank Worrell  England Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 6 January 1960
5th wicket 322 Brian Lara Jimmy Adams  New Zealand Sabina Park, Kingston 13 March 1999
6th wicket 282* Brian Lara Ridley Jacobs  England Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's 10 April 2004
7th wicket 347 Denis Atkinson Clairmonte Depeiaza  Australia Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 14 May 1955
8th wicket 148 Jimmy Adams Franklyn Rose  Zimbabwe Sabina Park, Kingston 24 March 2000
9th wicket 161 Clive Lloyd Andy Roberts  India Eden Gardens, Kolkata 10 December 1983
10th wicket 143 Denesh Ramdin Tino Best  England Edgbaston, Birmingham 7 June 2012
Last updated: 13 December 2015[29]

See also

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