List of players who have scored 10,000 or more runs in Test cricket

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Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar was the first player to cross the 10,000 run mark in Tests.

Scoring over 10,000 runs across a playing career in any format of cricket is considered a significant achievement.[1] As of May 2017, thirteen players from seven different teams have scored more than 10,000 runs in Test cricket. The Indians and Australians lead the list with three players each. West Indies and Sri Lanka each have two players followed by one from South Africa, England and Pakistan. [2] Bangladesh, New Zealand and Zimbabwe are yet to have a player breach the 10,000-run mark in the format.

In 1974, West Indies cricketer Garfield Sobers retired as Test cricket's most prolific run scorer with 8,032 runs from 93 matches.[3] Sobers' record was surpassed nine years later by England's Geoffrey Boycott in the 1982 series against India.[4][5] Boycott remained the top-scorer before being overtaken by Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar two years later in 1983.[6][7] Four years later in March 1987, Gavaskar became the first player to score 10,000 runs in the format, doing so while playing a match against Pakistan.[2]

Brian Lara took the least number of innings (195) to reach the 10,000 run mark, later equalled by Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakkara, while Australia's Steve Waugh took 244 innings to achieve the feat.[2] Alastair Cook is the fastest in terms of time span, taking 10 years and 87 days.[2] The time taken by Shivnarine Chanderpaul (18 years and 37 days) is the slowest among all.[2] As of May 2017, Tendulkar leads the list with 15,921 runs followed by Ricky Ponting of Australia with 13,378.[6]

Key

  • Mat. – denotes the number of matches played
  • Inn. – denotes the number of innings batted
  • Date – denotes the date in which the player crossed the 10,000 run mark
  • dagger – denotes that the player is active

10,000 or more runs in Tests

10,000 runs in Tests [2]
No. Player Team Debut Retirement Mat. Inn. Runs Avg. 100s 50s Date[2] Ref.
1 Tendulkar, SachinSachin Tendulkar
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 India 1989 2013 200 329 15,921 53.73 51 68 16 March 2005
[6]
[8]
2 Ponting, RickyRicky Ponting
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 Australia 1995 2012 168 287 13,378 51.85 41 62 30 May 2008
[6]
[9]
3 Kallis, JacquesJacques Kallis
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 South Africa 1995 2013 166 280 13,289 55.37 45 55 27 February 2009
[6]
[10]
4 Dravid, RahulRahul Dravid
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 India 1996 2012 164 286 13,288 52.31 36 63 29 March 2008
[6]
[11]
5 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara
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 Sri Lanka 2000 2015 134 233 12,400 57.40 38 52 26 December 2012
[6]
[12]
6 Cook, AlastairAlastair Cookdagger
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 England 2006 active 151 273 12,005 46.19 32 55 30 May 2016
[6]
[13]
7 Lara, BrianBrian Lara
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 West Indies 1990 2006 131 232 11,953 52.88 34 48 15 August 2004
[6]
[14]
8 Chanderpaul, ShivnarineShivnarine Chanderpaul
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 West Indies 1994 2015 164 280 11,867 51.37 30 66 26 April 2012
[6]
[15]
9 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene
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 Sri Lanka 1997 2014 149 252 11,814 49.84 34 50 26 December 2011
[6]
[16]
10 Border, AllanAllan Border
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 Australia 1978 1994 156 265 11,174 50.56 27 63 2 January 1993
[6]
[17]
11 Waugh, SteveSteve Waugh
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 Australia 1985 2004 168 260 10,927 51.06 32 50 3 January 2003
[6]
[18]
12 Gavaskar, SunilSunil Gavaskar
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 India 1971 1987 125 214 10,122 51.12 34 45 7 March 1987
[6]
[19]
13 Khan, YounisYounis Khan
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 Pakistan 2000 2017 118 213 10,099 52.05 34 33 23 April 2017
[6]
[20]

See also

Notes

References

  1. ^ Ugra, Sharda (24 December 2009). "1987-Gavaskar is the first to score 10,000 test runs: A 10 tonne toast". India Today. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Records / Test matches / Batting records / Fastest to 10000 runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Gary Sobers: Cricket's greatest genius". Rediff.com. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Third Test Match — India vs. England 1981–82". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Botham, Ian (15 September 2009). Head On — Ian Botham: The Autobiography. Random House. ISBN 978-0-091-92149-1. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Records / Test matches / Batting records / Most runs in career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Finlay, Ric (29 October 2008). "Record-holders for most number of Test runs". ESPNcricinfo. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ricky Ponting | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Jacques Kallis | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Rahul Dravid | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Kumar Sangakkara | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Alastair Cook | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "Brian Lara | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Shivnarine Chanderpaul | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Mahela Jayawardene | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "Allan Border | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "Steve Waugh | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "Sunil Gavaskar | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Younis Khan | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 

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