, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time, still holds several records.
is the oldest form of Test cricket played at cricket . international level A Test match is scheduled to take place over a period of five days,  [a] and is played by teams representing [b] nations of the full member (ICC). International Cricket Council   was a founding member of the ICC having played the Australia against first Test match in England at the March 1877 . Melbourne Cricket Ground They have played a total of 814 matches, second only to England who have played just over 1,000.  As of October 2018 , Australia is the most successful team in Test cricket with an overall winning percentage of 47.05, ahead of their nearest rival  on 37.70. South Africa  batsman and former Top order captain holds several Don Bradman records. Considered to be the greatest batsman of all time, he played 52 Tests between 1928 and 1948. batting He holds the record for the highest Test  of 99.94, has scored the most Test double average with 12 and the most centuries scored in a series with 974 during the runs . 1930 Ashes series   He also holds the highest fifth-wicket  with partnership with 405 runs, set during the Sid Barnes , the oldest of the wicket partnerships records. 1946–47 Ashes series A further two Australian partnership records for the second and the sixth wickets set by Bradman still stand.   , regarded as one of the best Shane Warne in the history of the game, holds several Test records. bowlers He held the record for the most Test  with 708 until December 2007 when wickets bowler Sri Lankan passed Warne's milestone. Muttiah Muralitharan Warne is second only to Muralitharan in taking the most  in an innings and the most ten-wicket hauls in a Test match. five-wicket hauls   , who took 563 wickets in his career, is second only to England's Glenn McGrath for the most wickets taken by a James Anderson in Test cricket. fast bowler  is Australia's most successful Adam Gilchrist having taken 416 wicket-keeper . He is second only to South Africa's dismissals with 555 to his name. Mark Boucher  , who made his Test debut in 1978 and captained Australia from 1984 until his retirement in 1994, holds the Australian record for the most consecutive matches played with 153 and the record for the most matches played as skipper for Australia with 93. Allan Border  
The top five records are listed for each category, except for the
team wins, losses, draws and ties and the partnership records. Tied records for fifth place are also included. Explanations of the general symbols and cricketing terms used in the list are given below. Specific details are provided in each category where appropriate.