Stat Attack: Most minutes spent at crease by a batsmen in Test Cricket

Sidharth Gulati / 27 December 2014

Rahul Dravid, ‘The Wall’ of Indian Cricket, holds the record of spending most minutes at crease by a batsmen in Test Cricket. He is also the only batsmen to have spent more than 42,000 minutes at crease in Test Cricket. 

Throughout his 16-year Test career, Dravid possessed the unmatchable ability of being at the crease for long time. In his 164 Tests, he managed to stay at the crease for 44,152 minutes. His longest Test innings came against Pakistan at Rawalpindi in 2004. In that match, he hung around for 740 minutes (twelve and a half hours approx.) and aggregated 270 runs off 495 balls with 34 boundaries and a six. 

This record of Dravid, alongwith his record of facing the most number of balls in Test Cricket is expected to stay for a long time because all the other featuring in this list have retired. 

It’s actually great to see Rahul Dravid hold such records because it takes extreme mental toughness and character to create such kind of records, which in fact can’t be broken easily. 

 

Stat: Most minutes spent at crease by a batsmen in Test Cricket

Player

Span

Tests Played

Total Minutes Spent at Crease

Rahul Dravid (Ind)

1996-2012

164

44,152

Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)

1989-2013

200

41,304

Jacques Kallis (SA)

1995-2013

166

38,400

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)

1994-2015

164

37,123

Allan Border (Aus)

1978-1994

156

35,639

Stats updated till January 28, 2016

 

 

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