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New Zealand post their highest innings total in Test cricket

Brendon McCullum's 302 helped New Zealand post the mammoth total © Getty Images
Brendon McCullum’s (right) 302 helped New Zealand post the mammoth total © Getty Images

Feb 18, 2014

New Zealand have recorded the most runs scored in a Test innings by the Kiwis eclipsing the 1991 record of 671 for four. New Zealand, on February 18, 2014 posted 680 for eight declared. Both these scores were recorded at the same venue in Wellington. While New Zealand’s latest record saw a historic triple ton by Brendon McCullum (302), the other match mentioned witnessed the then highest individual score by a Kiwi i.e. 200 by Martin Crowe.

Out of the five occasions New Zealand have gone past 600, three times have been against India.

Score Overs Opposition Year Venue
680/8 decl. 209 India 2014 Wellington
671/4 220.3 Sri Lanka 1991 Wellington
630/6d decl. 198.3 India 2003 Mohali
619/9 decl. 154.4 India 2009 Napier
609/9 decl. 153.1 West Indies 2013 Dunedin

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