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Most runs in one over in Test: Highest runs in an over in Test cricket full list

Dixit Bhargav

Most runs in one over in Test: Highest runs in an over in Test cricket full list

Having built a reputation for himself in the shortest format, England batter Harry Brook hasn’t taken a lot of time in bringing his T20 abilities to the ancestral format. Playing only his second Test match, Brook has already entered the record books primarily due to his attacking instincts.

Brook, who became only the fourth cricketer to hit six fours in an over in Test cricket yesterday, followed the feat with scoring the joint third highest number of runs in an over in the format.

Brook, who had spoiled part-time spinner Saud Shakeel’s Test debut on Day 1 of the ongoing first Test match against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, treated debutant spinner Zahid Mahmood in the same manner on Day 2.

It all happened in the 83rd over of the English innings when Brook scored as many as 27 runs in what was Mahmood’s 27th over. The right-handed batter attacked the leg-spinner irrespective of whether he bowled round or over the wicket to hit a total of three fours and two sixes.

Starting the over with a maniac reverse slog which traveled all the way for a six, Brook then took Mahmood to the cleaners hitting him all around the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium with a range of shots.

Brook, who hit Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah for a couple of boundaries in the following over, was dismissed in that over right after surpassing the 150-run mark. Brook’s first Test century saw him top-scoring for the visitors with his 153 (116) comprising of 19 fours and five sixes.

Most runs in one over in Test cricket

35Jasprit BumrahStuart BroadEngland vs IndiaBirmingham2022
28Brian LaraRobin PetersonSouth Africa vs West IndiesJohannesburg2003
28George BaileyJames AndersonAustralia vs EnglandPerth2013
28Keshav MaharajJoe RootSouth Africa vs EnglandGqeberha2020
27Shahid AfridiHarbhajan SinghPakistan vs IndiaLahore2006
27Harry BrookZahid MahmoodPakistan vs EnglandRawalpindi2022

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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