Graeme Smith becomes second South African to join 9,000-run Test club

Updated: 24 October 2013 23:21 IST

The 32-year-old opener reached the milestone when he completed 200 runs on the second day, guiding South Africa to a commanding 460-4 at close on the second day at Dubai stadium.

Graeme Smith becomes second South African to join 9,000-run Test club

Dubai:

South African skipper Graeme Smith completed 9,000 runs in Test cricket during his double hundred against Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Thursday.


The 32-year-old opener reached the milestone when he completed 200 runs on the second day, guiding South Africa to a commanding 460-4 at close on the second day at Dubai stadium.

Smith became the 12th batsmen in Test cricket's history to complete 9,000 Test runs and second South African behind team-mate Jacques Kallis who has so far scored 13,140 runs in 164 Tests. (Day 2 Report)

India's maestro Sachin Tendulkar leads the all time run scorers in Test cricket, with 15,837 in 198 Tests.

Besides Tendulkar two other Indians, three Australians, two batsmen from South Africa, West Indies and Sri Lanka have scored 9,000 or more runs in Test cricket.

Here is a full list of batsmen who have scored 9,000 or more runs in Tests.

Sachin Tendulkar (India) - matches 198, runs 15837, best 248*, average 53.86, hundreds 51, fifties 67.

Ricky Ponting (Aus) - matches 168, runs 13378, best 257, average 51.85, hundreds 41, fifties 62

Rahul Dravid (India) - matches 164, runs 13288, best 270, average 52.31, hundreds 36, fifties 63

Jacques Kallis (SA) - matches 164, runs 13140, best 224, average 55.44, hundreds 44, fifties 58

Brian Lara (WI) - matches 131, runs 11953, best 400*, average 52.88, hundreds 34, fifties 48

Allan Border (Aus) - matches 156, runs 11174, best 205, average 50.56, hundreds 27, fifties 63

Steve Waugh (Aus) - matches 168, runs 10927, best 200, average 51.06, hundreds 32, fifties 50

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI) - matches 148, runs 10830, best 203*, average 51.81, hundreds 28, fifties 61

Mahela Jayawardene (SL) - matches 138, runs 10806, best 374, average 49.56, hundreds 31, fifties 45

Kumar Sangakkara (SL) - matches 117, runs 10486, best 287, average 56.98, hundreds 33, fifties 42

Sunil Gavaskar (India) - matches 125, runs 10122, best 236*, average 51.12, hundreds 34, fifties 45

Graeme Smith (SA) - matches 112, runs 9027, best 277, average 49.59, hundreds 27, fifities 37.



Topics : Cricket Pakistan South Africa Graeme Smith Inzamam-ul-Haq Shahid Afridi
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