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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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