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List: Top Ten Batsmen in Test Cricket by number of runs

Date: As of 25th November 2005

Source: World Cricket Statistics

Base: All cricketers who have made Test runs for their country.

Notes: Two batsmen have passed 11,000 and the leader, Brian Lara, is still active as we publish this table. Tendulkar (4th on this list) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (7,935 runs - just outside this top ten) are also still playing, as are Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis and Justin Langer who had all passed the 7,000 mark as we publish. Sir Donald Bradman, who had an average of 99.94, played 52 Tests for 6,996 runs.

Name (country)

Tests

Inns

NO

Runs

Best

Avge

B Lara (WI)

121

213

7

11,187

400*

54.04

A Border (Aus)

156

265

44

11,174

205

50.56

S Waugh (Aus)

168

260

46

10,927

200

51.06

S Tendulkar (Ind)

123

198

21

10,134

248*

57.25

S Gavaskar (Ind)

125

214

16

10,122

236*

51.12

G Gooch (Eng)

118

215

6

8,900

333

42.58

J Miandad (Pak)

124

189

21

8,832

280*

52.57

V Richards (WI)

121

182

12

8,540

291

50.23

A Stewart (Eng)

133

235

21

8,463

190

39.54

D Gower (Eng)

117

204

18

8,231

215

44.25

G Boycott (Eng)

108

193

23

8,114

246*

47.72

GS Sobers (WI)

93

160

21

8,032

365*

57.78

ME Waugh (Aus)

128

209

17

8,029

153*

41.81

* = Not Out


 
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