Top Ten Most Run Scorer in the History of Test Cricket

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Sachin tendulkar is included in top ten most run scorer in the history of test cricket

Today, I am presenting a flourishing analysis of the top ten most run-scorer in the history of test cricket. In the top ten list, all the test players scored more than 10,000 runs during their entire careers. It is considered a major achievement if a player scored more than 10,000 runs in any format of cricket during his career. As of September 2021, thirteen players from seven teams have scored more than 10,000 runs in the history of test cricket. Now, the top ten most successful players in the history of test cricket are as below:

10. Allan Robert Border

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Allan Border or simply AB is the tenth most run-maker in the history of test cricket. He scored 11,174 runs in 265 innings with an average of 50.56. AB made 27 centuries and 63 fifties for Australia. He played 156 matches between 1978 – 1994. His career was spanned over sixteen years. He had known for the most durable career in his time.

09. Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene

DPMD Jayawardene

The second prolific and classy batsman for Sri Lankan cricket is DMPD Jayawardene who scored 11,814 runs in the history of test cricket. He made 34 centuries and 50 fifties in 149 test matches. He played test cricket for his country during 1997 – 2014. His highest individual score in an inning is 374.

08. Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

 

Shivnarian Chanderpaul

After scoring 11,867 runs in the test cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul is placed on eights placed in the list of top ten most run scorer in the history of test cricket. He is also a West Indian player who played 164 matches during 1994 – 2015 and scored 30 centuries and 66 fifties. His highest individual score is 203 not out.

07. Brian Charles Lara.

 

Brian Lara

One of the greatest batsmen of all time and the highest run-maker for West Indies cricket. Brian Charles Lara scored 11,953 runs in 232 innings with an average of 52.88. During seventeen years of his career, he holds several cricketing records including the highest individual score in first-class cricket and as well as in international test cricket. He scored 400 not out against England which is the highest individual score in the test inning. He made 34 centuries and 48 fifties in his entire career.

06. Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara.

KC Sangakara

The Sri Lankan hero and the top run-maker of the country is Kumar Sangakkara. He is placed at the sixth spot in the list of top ten most run scorer in the history of test cricket. He scored 12,400 runs in 233 innings with an average of 57.4. His highest individual score in one inning is 319. During his fifteen years of shinning career, he scored 38 centuries and 52 fifties.

05. Alastair Nathan Cook.

Alistair Cook

The English most famous and top batsman in the history of Test Cricket is placed in fifth place in the list of top ten most run scorer in the history of test cricket. Alastair Cook scored 12,472 for England with an average of 45.35. He played 161 matches and made 33 tons and 57 fifties. The highest individual score from the English hero is 294.

04. Rahul Sharad Dravid

 

rahul dravid

Rahul Dravid got fourth place in the list of top ten most run scorer in the history of test cricket after making 13,288 runs with an average of 52.31. The Indian wall was probably considered as one of the last classical Test match batsmen. He made 36 centuries and 63 fifties in his 286 innings. He played 164 matches between 1996 and 2012.

03. Jacques Henry Kallis

Jack Kallis

The broad-shouldered colossus of the South African team and the third most run scorer in the history of test cricket is Jacques Kallis. He played 166 matches between 1995 and 2013 and made 13,289 runs with an average of 55.37. He made 45 centuries and 58 fifties.

02. Ricky Thomas Ponting

Ricky Ponting

The Australian most successful run-maker and the most uncompromising player of his generation named Ricky Ponting is the second most run-maker in the history of Test Cricket. He scored 13,378 runs in 287 innings with an average of 51.85. In 1995, he started his career at the age of 21. He made 41 tons and 62 fifties. His highest individual score is 257.

01. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Sachin tendulkar

The Indian Little Master and the most complete batsman of his time named Sachin Tendulkar is the most prolific run-maker of all time in the history of test cricket. Sachin Tendulkar scored 15,921 runs in 329 innings with an average of 53.78. He started his career in 1989 at the age of 16 years. His career was spanned over 24 years. During his entire career, he played 200 matches in which he was unbeatable 33 times. His highest individual score is 248 not out. He made 51 centuries and 68 fifties in test cricket which was also a world record.

After introducing the top ten most run-maker in the history of test cricket. Here is a list of the top twenty most run-maker in the history of international test cricket.

Name

Country

Runs Mat Inns NO Ave HS 100 50 0

Career

SR Tendulkar India 15921 200 329 33 53.78 248* 51 68 14 1989-2013
RT Ponting Australia 13378 168 287 29 51.85 257 41 62 17 1995-2012
JH Kallis South Africa 13289 166 280 40 55.37 224 45 58 16 1995-2013
R Dravid India 13288 164 286 32 52.31 270 36 63 8 1996-2012
AN Cook England 12472 161 291 16 45.35 294 33 57 9 2006-2018
KC Sangakkara Sri Lanka 12400 134 233 17 57.4 319 38 52 11 2000-2015
BC Lara West Indies 11953 131 232 6 52.88 400* 34 48 17 1990-2006
S Chanderpaul West Indies 11867 164 280 49 51.37 203* 30 66 15 1994-2015
DPMD Jayawardene Sri Lanka 11814 149 252 15 49.84 374 34 50 15 1997-2014
AR Border Australia 11174 156 265 44 50.56 205 27 63 11 1978-1994
SR Waugh Australia 10927 168 260 46 51.06 200 32 50 22 1985-2004
SM Gavaskar India 10122 125 214 16 51.12 236* 34 45 12 1971-1987
Younis Khan Pakistan 10099 118 213 19 52.05 313 34 33 19 2000-2017
HM Amla South Africa 9282 124 215 16 46.64 311* 28 41 13 2004-2019
JE Root  England 9278 109 200 15 50.15 254 23 50 8 2012-2021
GC Smith South Africa 9265 117 205 13 48.25 277 27 38 11 2002-2014
GA Gooch England 8900 118 215 6 42.58 333 20 46 13 1975-1995
Javed Miandad Pakistan 8832 124 189 21 52.57 280* 23 43 6 1976-1993
Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan 8830 120 200 22 49.6 329 25 46 15 1992-2007
VVS Laxman India 8781 134 225 34 45.97 281 17 56 14 1996-2012
Key
Mat = denotes the number of matches played
Inns = denotes the number of Innings batted
NO = denotes the number of Innings without losing wicket (Not Out)
Ave = denotes the Average run scores in one inning
HS = denotes the High Score in one inning
Highlighted Player = denotes the currently playing batsman.

More facts from international test cricket:

1. Sachin Tendulkar is the only player who made more than 15,000 runs in test cricket.

2. Sachin Tendulkar is the only player who made 51 centuries in test cricket.

3. Sachin Tendulkar is the only player who made 68 fifties in test cricket.

4. Brian Lara made the highest individual runs and was the first player to score 400 runs in an inning.

5. Twenty-seven players from 8 countries made 31 triple centuries.

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