Scoring runs from boundaries is one of the best ways to score runs as it would require lesser consumtion of energy when compared to running 4 physical runs and has a lesser risk compared to hitting a six.

So far there is just one batsmen who has hit more than 2000 boundaries in Test cricket and 4 have managed to hit 1500+ boundaries in the longest format of the game.

Let us take a look at Top 10 batsmen to hit most number of boundaries in Test cricket –

Name Matches Runs Boundaries
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 200 15921 2058+
Rahul Dravid (ICC/Ind)  164 13288 1654
Brian Lara (ICC/WI) 131 11953 1559
Ricky Ponting (Aus) 168 13378 1509
Jacques Kallis (ICC/SA) 166 13289 1488
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 126* 11665 1421
Mahela Jayawardene (SL) 147* 11671 1369
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI) 156 11414 1241
Virender Sehwag (ICC/Ind) 104 8586 1233
Steve Waugh (Aus) 168 10927 1175

Sachin Tendulkar is the only batsmen to hit more than 2000 boundaries whereas Rahul Dravid, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting are 3 other batsmen to hit 1500+ boundaries in Test cricket.

Sachin has scored more than 8000 runs of his 15921 runs just by boundaries, which means almost half of the runs that Sachin has scored have come by hitting 4’s.


+ indicates that complete career figures are not known

* indicates that the player is currently playing a Tets match hence the stat is updated till the time this post was updated.

Stat updated till 27 July, 2014 

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