Test cricket needs a lot more patience and resilience to play than another format of cricket. The pitch during a five day Test match changes and at last it becomes favourable for the bowlers. The batsmen face difficulty to score runs in the last innings, i.e., fourth of the Test match.
In the fourth innings, the batsmen often try hard to either win or save the game from losing. So, if under such pressure and unfavourable circumstances, a payer scores a century, he is most appreciated and applauded for his effort.
Here, in this article, we have discussed the five players who have scored the most number of centuries in the fourth innings.
5 batsmen with Most Test Centuries in the fourth innings:
5. Graeme Smith – 4
Former cricketer Graeme Smith is the most successful Test captain of South Africa. In 109 games as the captain, he has led Proteas to victory in 53 matches. In total, he has played 117 matches and collected 9256 runs. He has also registered 27 centuries among which four centuries came in the fourth innings of the Test match.
In those four centuries, he scored two of them coming against Australia and the remaining two against England and New Zealand. The former skipper has played uncountable match-winning knocks for his country. His best score in Test is 277 runs which came against England in 2003.