Most Runs in Test: Top 10 Players Scoring Most Runs in Test cricket

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Most Runs in Test – Cricket is considered to be one of the most popular sports in the world. It is played in three formats – One Day International (ODI), test series, and T-20 and now T-10 is also being talked about. Test series is considered to be the most gracious form of cricket game. Test cricket is played over 5 days with each team getting two innings in the match. The score of both innings is added to get the final winning score of the match.most runs in test

It is easy to guess who can be the leading run-machine when it comes to scoring the highest runs in test cricket matches. The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, holds the top position as the highest scorer in the test series. He has scored 15,921 runs in 200 cricket matches. His highest score was 248 not out against Bangladesh. In those 200 matches that he played, the number of 100’s he scored was 51 and the number of 50’s he scored was 68. No cricketer even stands close to him to break this record.

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Next to him on the list is Ex Skipper of Australia Ricky Ponting. Ponting played 168 matches and scored 13,378 runs. His highest was 257 against India, and in those 168 matches that he played, the number of 100’s he scored was 41, and the number of 50’s he scored was 62.

At the third position in the list is South African All-rounder Jacques Kallis. Kallis played a total of 166 test matches in his career and scored 13,289 runs. His highest was 224 against Sri Lanka, and out of 166 matches that he played, the number of 100’s he scored was 45, and 50’s he scored were 58.

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These are the top three players who have scored the most runs in test cricket matches and are retired now.

Here we have listed the top10 players who have scored the most runs in the test cricket matches.

Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Matches- 200
Runs – 15,921
Highest – 248*

Ricky Ponting (Australia)
Matches-168
Runs –13,378
Highest –257

Jacques Kallis (South Africa)
Matches-166
Runs –13,289
Highest – 224

Rahul Dravid (India)
Matches-164
Runs –13,288
Highest –270

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Alastair Cook (England)
Matches-161
Runs –12,472
Highest –294

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Matches-134
Runs –12,400
Highest –319

Brian Lara (West Indies)
Matches-131
Runs –11,953
Highest –400*

S Chanderpaul (West Indies)
Matches-164
Runs –11,867
Highest –203*

Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
Matches-149
Runs –11,814
Highest –374

Allan Border (Australia)
Matches- 156
Runs –11,174
Highest –205

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From the list, we can easily infer that in terms of most runs scored in test cricket matches, it is Master Blaster Sachin who tops the list. But, when it comes to scoring the most runs in a single test cricket match, Brian Lara, the former West Indies skipper wins by a clear margin. Brian Lara, who scored a massive 400 not out against England, is also considered in high esteem by all cricket lovers. Next to him is Mahela Jayawardene with the highest score of 374.
Cricket is a fascinating sport with its many records, accolades, and fan-following.

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