List of Top 10 Run Scorers in 4th innings in Test Cricket

List of Top 10 Run Scorers in 4th innings in Test Cricket

Chasing is the best thing in limited overs format but in the longer format, batting in 4th innings isn’t ideal thing with the pitch losing its wear and tear and slowing allowing a fest for bowlers.

The stats itself show thing about it.

Sachin Tendulkar is the Top Run Scorer in 4th innings in Test Cricket | Photo Courtesy: thehindu.com
Sachin Tendulkar leads the chart of Top Run Scorer in 4th innings in Test Cricket | Photo Courtesy: thehindu.com

Top 10 highest run scorers in 4th innings:

10. M Atherton (England):

The English opener had a fair run in the 4th innings. He positioned at 10th with 1375 runs which included 2 centuries and 9 fifties averaging near to 42.

9. C Gayle (West Indies):

You might wonder Gayle been positioned as 9th but the way he scored made him to be here. He scored 1381 runs at an average of 41.84 scoring 13 fifties most among the top 10 run scorers.

8. C Greenidge (West Indies):

The West Indian legendary opener has a good record in the fourth innings with his career best been record in a successful chase where he scored an unbeaten 214. He averages 54 with 3 hundreds in his bag.

7. S Gavaskar (India):

India’s little master, legendary opener Sunil Gavasar shown his best when comes to 4th innings, averaging 58 scored 4 centuries which has two double tons.

6. B Lara (ICC/West Indies):

Lara stands at 6th position due to been playing a low rated team like West Indies, usual end up playing 4th innings and with his class has done enough scoring 1440 at an average of 35.

5. R Ponting (Australia):

Ponting had rarely batted in this innings but ensured big whenever he batted. He had 4 centuries and a batting average of 50.

4. S Chanderpaul (West Indies):

Alike Lara, Chanderpaul too features in this list. But he has done a bit better than him scoring at 40 runs an innings he had 11 fifties too.

3. R Dravid (ICC/India):

One of the all time greatest, Rahul Dravid is at no.3. He has an average of 40 and just scored 1 century but has 9 fifties.

2. G Smith (ICC/South Africa):

Smith can be called the best 4th innings batsman in modern times who had a average of 50 in this innings with 4 centuries and even 9 fifties.

1. S Tendulkar (India):

One of the records Sachin won’t be correct for it. Because playing many games might made him to top list as he is just 14 runs ahead of Smith, the second place grabber who had 19 innings less than him. Sachin has scored at an average of 36 scoring 3 centuries with one of them resulting in India’s highest successful chase.

List of Top 10 Run Scorers in 4th innings in Test Cricket:

S Tendulkar (India) 1989-2013 74 60 16 1625 136 36.93 3 7 3
G Smith (ICC/SA) 2002-2014 42 41 10 1611 154* 51.96 4 9 3
R Dravid (ICC/India) 1996-2012 65 57 18 1575 103* 40.38 1 9 0
S Chanderpaul (WI) 1994-2014* 60 47 11 1567 116* 43.52 2 11 3
R Ponting (Aus) 1995-2012 56 43 14 1462 156 50.41 4 6 3
B Lara (ICC/WI) 1992-2006 52 46 5 1440 153* 35.12 2 7 7
S Gavaskar (India) 1971-1987 34 33 9 1398 221 58.25 4 8 2
C Greenidge (WI) 1974-1991 41 38 12 1383 214* 53.19 3 6 1
C Gayle (WI) 2000-2014* 43 42 9 1381 82 41.84 0 13 3
M Atherton (Eng) 1989-2001 39 39 6 1375 185* 41.66 2 9 1

*All stats updated till 26th July 2014.