Sachin Tendulkar's records and Amla's dominance

During India's run chase in the second Test at Bangalore against New Zealand, Sachin Tendulkar added another record to his credit, when he became the highest run-scorer in the fourth innings of a Test match.

Updated: September 14, 2012 17:39 IST
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During India's run chase in the second Test at Bangalore against New Zealand, Sachin Tendulkar added another record to his credit, when he became the highest run-scorer in the fourth innings of a Test match.

Tendulkar now has 1590 runs, and has gone past Rahul Dravid, his former team-mate who held the record with 1575 runs. Tendulkar now holds the record for the most runs by any batsman in the first innings (5511 runs), the second innings (5449 runs) and now the fourth.

Allan Border, the former Australian captain, has the most runs in the third innings of a Test with 3511. Border is followed by Jacques Kallis, the South African allrounder who has 3301 runs, while Tendulkar is third with 2983 runs. The tables below provide the details of the leading run-scorers in each innings in Tests.

Most runs in the 1st innings of a Test match

SR TendulkarInd888865511241*67.212019
RT PontingAus91914539924262.062122
SR WaughAus959416485519962.241722
R DravidInd75753412122257.241515
JH KallisSA75754410522457.821910
AR BorderAus888794056200*52.00927
BC LaraWI585814000400*70.181212
Javed MiandadPak606063730280*69.07917
DPMD JayawardeneSL66661349624053.781310
GA GoochEng69690318433346.14718

Most runs in the 2nd innings of a Test match

SR TendulkarInd1019935449248*56.761824
R DravidInd89897498427060.781524
DPMD JayawardeneSL66661427737465.801317
BC LaraWI72720424927759.011321
JH KallisSA808064004201*54.111319
RT PontingAus74741396525754.321415
V SehwagInd55550381531969.361213
S ChanderpaulWI848410374516650.611021
SR WaughAus73729370320058.781316
SM GavaskarInd646333613236*60.221215

Most runs in the 3rd innings of a Test match

AR BorderAus817621351116363.84922
JH KallisSA666315330118668.771016
SR TendulkarInd71708298317648.111015
KC SangakkaraSL55544286121157.221013
GA GoochEng68682277718342.08711
R DravidInd67654260818042.75515
SM GavaskarInd60574256522048.40714
RT PontingAus777510252811638.89219
VVS LaxmanInd57539237628154.00416

Most runs in the 4th innings of a Test match

SR TendulkarInd705715159013637.8637
R DravidInd6557181575103*40.3819
S ChanderpaulWI5545111518116*44.65211
GC SmithSA363591504154*57.8549
RT PontingAus554214145415651.9346
BC LaraWI524651440153*35.1227
SM GavaskarInd34339139822158.2548
CG GreenidgeWI4138121383214*53.1936
MA AthertonEng393961375185*41.6729
ML HaydenAus3939131287101*49.5019

In the same Bangalore Test, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni put on a match-winning unbeaten partnership of 96, giving India a five-wicket win. This stand is now the fifth highest unbeaten winning partnership in the fourth innings for India. The highest remains the unbeaten 163 for the fifth wicket between Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh against England at Chennai in December 2008 during India’s record chase of 387. Incidentally, the Tendulkar-Yuvraj stand is the sixth highest unbeaten winning fourth-innings stand in Test history. For the record, the all-time highest is the unbeaten second-wicket stand between West Indians Gordon Greenidge and Larry Gomes against England at Lord’s in July 1984, when they added 287 while chasing a target of 344.

Incidentally, the Bangalore victory was India's 43rd win by wickets in Test cricket. The first table lists all the unbeaten 50-plus stands for India in winning Test matches and the second table has details of Test pairs achieving this for the sixth wicket. Kohli and Dhoni are fifth on the first list and sixth on the second.

Unbeaten winning stands in Tests in the fourth innings for India

163*5thSR Tendulkar (103*)Yuvraj Singh (85*)387/4EngChennai15-Dec-08
120*4thAL Wadekar (91*)GR Viswanath (44*)181/3AusDelhi2-Dec-69
110*4thR Dravid (70*)SC Ganguly (65*)190/3ZimDelhi22-Nov-00
105*2ndV Sehwag (76*)R Dravid (42*)144/1EngMohali13-Mar-06
96*6thV Kohli (51*)MS Dhoni (48*)262/5NZBangalore3-Sep-12
87*6thVVS Laxman (103*)SK Raina (41*)258/5SLColombo PSS7-Aug-10
78*1stSM Gavaskar (29*)CPS Chauhan (46*)78/0PakChennai20-Jan-80
76*3rdDJ Gandhi (31*)SR Tendulkar (44*)83/2NZKanpur25-Oct-99
70*4thSC Ganguly (98*)M Kaif (19*)264/3SLKandy25-Aug-01
61*4thSR Tendulkar (53*)R Dravid (21*)207/3AusBangalore13-Oct-10
60*3rdR Dravid (47*)SR Tendulkar (32*)120/2SAKolkata2-Dec-04
53*2ndSS Das (22*)R Dravid (41*)64/1BanDhaka13-Nov-00
52*3rdSS Das (82*)SR Tendulkar (36*)184/2ZimBulawayo10-Jun-01

Unbeaten winning stands in Tests in the fourth innings for the 6th wicket

189*SLPA de Silva (143*)A Ranatunga (87*)326/5ZimColombo SSC18-Jan-98
112*SAGC Smith (154*)MV Boucher (45*)283/5EngBirmingham2-Aug-08
106*AusRN Harvey (151*)CL McCool (39*)336/5SADurban24-Jan-50
101*EngER Dexter (66*)RW Barber (39*)209/5PakLahore26-Oct-61
99*PakYounus Khan (67*)Kamran Akmal (57*)191/5SAPort Elizabeth22-Jan-07
96*IndV Kohli (51*)MS Dhoni (48*)262/5NZBangalore3-Sep-12
87*IndVVS Laxman (103*)SK Raina (41*)258/5SLColombo (PSS)7-Aug-10
83*AusJ Ryder (57*)DG Bradman (37*)287/5EngMelbourne16-Mar-29

The two previous weekly columns had a look at Hashim Amla's run-scoring spree in One-Day Internationals. This week's column too has something on him. Such has been Amla's form that he has dominated run-scoring vis-a-vis the rest of his team-mates. During his ODI career, South Africa have made 15029 runs, of which 3216 runs have come from the blade of Amla. This means he has scored 21.40% of the runs made by his team. The table details this fact among batsmen with a minimum of 2000 career ODI runs.

One batsman dominating the rest of the team
Qualification: 2000 career ODI runs

BatsmanRunsTeam Runs% runsTeamInnsAvg100s50sCareer
Hashim Amla32161502921.40SA6059.5610192008-2012
Zaheer Abbas25721223921.01Pak6047.637131974-1985
Gordon Greenidge51342665719.26WI12745.0411311975-1991
Desmond Haynes86484765518.15WI23741.3817571978-1994
Sachin Tendulkar1842610298717.89Ind45244.8349961989-2012
Virat Kohli38862186417.77Ind8751.8113212008-2012
Jonathan Trott22081250217.66Eng5149.073182009-2012
Geoff Marsh43572468117.65Aus11539.979221986-1992
Viv Richards67213811217.63WI16747.0011451975-1991
Dean Jones60683455917.56Aus16144.627461984-1994
Martin Crowe47042744317.14NZ14038.564341982-1995
Chris Gayle83604878017.14WI22939.4320451999-2012

team runs include extras

Amla's unbeaten 97 in the final ODI at Trent Bridge means he has now top-scored in his last six innings for South Africa. This is a new ODI record by any batsman as no one has ever top-scored in six consecutive innings. Amla's top-scoring sequence began in Napier in Feb 2012 when he made 92 in his team's winning total of 231/4.

Hashim Amla6*SA29-Feb-125-Sep-1292, 76, 150, 43, 45, 97*won 4, lost 2
Zaheer Abbas5Pak5-Dec-819-Jan-8246, 38, 108, 35, 84won 3, lost 2
Martin Crowe5NZ2-Dec-9015-Dec-9050, 37, 81, 76, 78won 1, lost 4
Brian Lara5WI25-Nov-9318-Dec-9382, 33, 89, 65, 29won 2, lost 2, Nr 1
Mark Waugh5Aus15-Jan-9926-Jan-9983*, 85, 65, 57, 65won 3, lost 2
Salman Butt5Pak11-Apr-088-Jun-0876, 132, 74, 136, 70won 5
Fraser Watts5Sco7-Jul-1018-Aug-1050, 46, 98, 55, 55*won 3, lost 2

* in progress
Martin Crowe was captaining the side, while Mark Waugh and Salman Butt are the only batsmen in the above list to register only 50+ scores.

Shoaib Malik's third-ball duck in the final Twenty20 International match in Dubai was his first in 41 innings. This is a new T20I record with no batsman taking as many innings to register his first T20I duck. For the record, in Test matches, AB de Villiers took 79 innings to make his maiden duck in November 2008, while in ODIs Kumar Dharmasena, the Sri Lankan all-rounder, recorded his first duck in his 73rd innings in December 2001. The table below has details of batsmen who took 25 or more innings to register their first T20I duck.

Most innings for first duck in T20 internationals

BatsmanInnsForOppVenueDateTotal career ducks
Shoaib Malik41PakAusDubai10-Sep-121
Brendon McCullum34NZSLProvidence30-Apr-102
Graeme Smith32SAfAusCape Town13-Oct-111
Mohd Hafeez26PakEngDubai25-Feb-123+
Misbah-ul Haq25PakAusGros Islet14-05-20102

+ Mohammad Hafeez went on record three ducks in a row

Note: Scott Styris, the New Zealand allrounder, has 29 T20I innings without having made a duck

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