10 Batters with Most 50+ Scores in Tests

Shaik Baji
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in this article, we are going to read the Top 10: Batters with Most 50+ Scores in Tests. Sachin Tendulkar’s name is synonymous with cricket records, isn’t it? And here she is, topping another chart like a boss.

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In a format where batsmen find it difficult to score runs, Tendulkar has shown the art of batting with patience and determination. And his batting prowess is evident from his 50+ scores throughout his career.

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On that note, let’s take a look at the top 10 batsmen with the highest 50+ scores in Test cricket.

Batters with Most 50+ Scores in Tests

PlayerInnings100s50s50+ Score
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)3295168119
Jacques Cullis (SA)2804558103
Ricky Ponting (Australia)2874162103
Rahul Dravid (IND)286366399
Sivanarayana Chanderpal (West Indies)280306696
Alan Border (Australia)265276390
Alastair Cook (England)291335790
Joe Root (England)251306090
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)233385290
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)252345084

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Key insights

Sachin Tendulkar’s highest score of more than 50 in Test cricket. The master blaster turned his maiden score of 119 50-plus in the longest format. And all those innings came as a middle-order batsman for India. Apart from this, he is at the top in the ODI format as well.

Additionally, Tendulkar scored the most centuries in Test cricket for India. His tally of 51 centuries is almost unbroken.

Batters with Most 50+ Scores in Tests

The Fab 4 batsmen – Joe Root, Steven Smith, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli – have scored 55 or more 50+ in their respective Test careers. Former England captain Root is approaching the 100 mark.

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More than 105 batsmen in 50+ innings who have scored 50 or more runs in the Test format.

Don Bradman, Australia’s greatest batsman, scored 42 50-plus in 80 innings. Bradman turned 12 of those 42 innings into 200-plus scores – the most double centuries by a batsman in the longest format.

86 of Alastair Cook’s 90 50+ scores came while batting as an opener. This is the highest 50-over score by an opener in Test cricket.

Daniel Vettori is among the top 5 Test wicket takers for New Zealand with 23 scores of 50 or more in red ball cricket. The tailender (8 to 11) earned him the highest 50-plus score in his efficient batting order.

People Also Ask

Who hit the most 50 in cricket history?

Sachin Tendulkar, an Indian player, hit the most 50s in cricket history. he has hit 96 half-centuries(50) in 462 matches

How many 50s hit by Virat Kohli?

Virat Kohli has hit 139 half-centuries (50s) in all formats of cricket (test, ODI, and t20).

Can Virat score 100 centuries?

Virat Kohli can equal Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 centuries: Ravi Shastri. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes that Virat Kohli is on the verge of breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 international centuries. Kohli currently has 80 international centuries, 50 of them in ODIs.

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