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Stats: Batsmen with most number of fifties in Tests

Every cricket aficionado knows that Indian master blaster Sachin Blaster Sachin Tendulkar owns the most number of centuries in Test cricket (51 tons). But only a few knew that he also owns the record for most number of fifties in the longest format of the game. The former Indian skipper has scored as many as 68 fifties in his test career that saw him play 200 Tests and 329 innings.

Sachin is closely followed by West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul, one of the world’s most underrated cricketer. Chanderpaul is just two fifties behind Sachin with 66 fifties along with 30 centuries in 280 innings he played for West Indies. The list also features yet another Indian Rahul Dravid, who takes the third spot with 63 fifties and 36 hundreds in 286 innings.

 

Australian duo of Allan Border and Ricky Ponting completes the list with 63 fifties and 62 fifties respectively. Border has the same number of fifties as Dravid but the latter is mention ahead in the list because of the number of hundreds between both the batsmen. Here is the list of top 5 batsmen with most number of fifties in Test cricket.

S. No

Player Name

Country

Mat/Inn

100s

50s

50+ scores

1

Sachin Tendulkar

India

200/329

51

68

119

2

Shiv Chanderpaul

West Indies

164/280

30

66

96

3

Rahul Dravid

India

164/286

36

63

99

4

Allan Border

Australia

156/265

27

63

90

5

Ricky Ponting

Australia

168/287

41

62

103

*This list has the top 5 batsmen with most number of fifties in Tests (without converting the fifty into a hundred).

If the hundreds are considered as fifties, this is how the table looks like. Sachin leads the table for the most 50+ scores followed by Jacques Kallis who replaces Allan Border from the previous list. Kallis has 45 tons and 61 fifties (a total of 103) while Border has a total of 90 50+ scores. Ponting, Dravid and Chanderpaul completes the list of batsmen with most 50+ scores.

S. No

Player Name

Country

Mat/Inn

100s

50s

50+ scores

1

Sachin Tendulkar

India

200/329

51

68

119

2

Jacques Kallis

South Africa

166/280

45

58

103

3

Ricky Ponting

Australia

168/287

41

62

103

4

Rahul Dravid

India

164/286

36

63

99

5

Shiv Chanderpaul

West Indies

164/280

30

66

96

 

*Stats updated till 11 June 2015.

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