Sachin Tendulkar's records and Amla's dominance

Updated: 14 September 2012 17:39 IST

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.

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.

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

Batsman Team Mts Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100s 50s
SR Tendulkar Ind 88 88 6 5511 241* 67.21 20 19
RT Ponting Aus 91 91 4 5399 242 62.06 21 22
SR Waugh Aus 95 94 16 4855 199 62.24 17 22
R Dravid Ind 75 75 3 4121 222 57.24 15 15
JH Kallis SA 75 75 4 4105 224 57.82 19 10
AR Border Aus 88 87 9 4056 200* 52.00 9 27
BC Lara WI 58 58 1 4000 400* 70.18 12 12
Javed Miandad Pak 60 60 6 3730 280* 69.07 9 17
DPMD Jayawardene SL 66 66 1 3496 240 53.78 13 10
GA Gooch Eng 69 69 0 3184 333 46.14 7 18


Most runs in the 2nd innings of a Test match

Batsman Team Mts Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100s 50s
SR Tendulkar Ind 101 99 3 5449 248* 56.76 18 24
R Dravid Ind 89 89 7 4984 270 60.78 15 24
DPMD Jayawardene SL 66 66 1 4277 374 65.80 13 17
BC Lara WI 72 72 0 4249 277 59.01 13 21
JH Kallis SA 80 80 6 4004 201* 54.11 13 19
RT Ponting Aus 74 74 1 3965 257 54.32 14 15
V Sehwag Ind 55 55 0 3815 319 69.36 12 13
S Chanderpaul WI 84 84 10 3745 166 50.61 10 21
SR Waugh Aus 73 72 9 3703 200 58.78 13 16
SM Gavaskar Ind 64 63 3 3613 236* 60.22 12 15


Most runs in the 3rd innings of a Test match

Batsman Team Mts Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100s 50s
AR Border Aus 81 76 21 3511 163 63.84 9 22
JH Kallis SA 66 63 15 3301 186 68.77 10 16
SR Tendulkar Ind 71 70 8 2983 176 48.11 10 15
KC Sangakkara SL 55 54 4 2861 211 57.22 10 13
GA Gooch Eng 68 68 2 2777 183 42.08 7 11
R Dravid Ind 67 65 4 2608 180 42.75 5 15
SM Gavaskar Ind 60 57 4 2565 220 48.40 7 14
RT Ponting Aus 77 75 10 2528 116 38.89 2 19
VVS Laxman Ind 57 53 9 2376 281 54.00 4 16
Inzamam-ul-Haq Pak 54 51 6 2327 138 51.71 5 19


Most runs in the 4th innings of a Test match

Batsman Team Mts Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100s 50s
SR Tendulkar Ind 70 57 15 1590 136 37.86 3 7
R Dravid Ind 65 57 18 1575 103* 40.38 1 9
S Chanderpaul WI 55 45 11 1518 116* 44.65 2 11
GC Smith SA 36 35 9 1504 154* 57.85 4 9
RT Ponting Aus 55 42 14 1454 156 51.93 4 6
BC Lara WI 52 46 5 1440 153* 35.12 2 7
SM Gavaskar Ind 34 33 9 1398 221 58.25 4 8
CG Greenidge WI 41 38 12 1383 214* 53.19 3 6
MA Atherton Eng 39 39 6 1375 185* 41.67 2 9
ML Hayden Aus 39 39 13 1287 101* 49.50 1 9


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

Runs Wkt Batsman1 Batsman2 Total Against Venue Date
163* 5th SR Tendulkar (103*) Yuvraj Singh (85*) 387/4 Eng Chennai 15-Dec-08
120* 4th AL Wadekar (91*) GR Viswanath (44*) 181/3 Aus Delhi 2-Dec-69
110* 4th R Dravid (70*) SC Ganguly (65*) 190/3 Zim Delhi 22-Nov-00
105* 2nd V Sehwag (76*) R Dravid (42*) 144/1 Eng Mohali 13-Mar-06
96* 6th V Kohli (51*) MS Dhoni (48*) 262/5 NZ Bangalore 3-Sep-12
87* 6th VVS Laxman (103*) SK Raina (41*) 258/5 SL Colombo PSS 7-Aug-10
78* 1st SM Gavaskar (29*) CPS Chauhan (46*) 78/0 Pak Chennai 20-Jan-80
76* 3rd DJ Gandhi (31*) SR Tendulkar (44*) 83/2 NZ Kanpur 25-Oct-99
70* 4th SC Ganguly (98*) M Kaif (19*) 264/3 SL Kandy 25-Aug-01
61* 4th SR Tendulkar (53*) R Dravid (21*) 207/3 Aus Bangalore 13-Oct-10
60* 3rd R Dravid (47*) SR Tendulkar (32*) 120/2 SA Kolkata 2-Dec-04
53* 2nd SS Das (22*) R Dravid (41*) 64/1 Ban Dhaka 13-Nov-00
52* 3rd SS Das (82*) SR Tendulkar (36*) 184/2 Zim Bulawayo 10-Jun-01


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

Runs For Batsman1 Batsman2 Total Opp Venue Date
189* SL PA de Silva (143*) A Ranatunga (87*) 326/5 Zim Colombo SSC 18-Jan-98
112* SA GC Smith (154*) MV Boucher (45*) 283/5 Eng Birmingham 2-Aug-08
106* Aus RN Harvey (151*) CL McCool (39*) 336/5 SA Durban 24-Jan-50
101* Eng ER Dexter (66*) RW Barber (39*) 209/5 Pak Lahore 26-Oct-61
99* Pak Younus Khan (67*) Kamran Akmal (57*) 191/5 SA Port Elizabeth 22-Jan-07
96* Ind V Kohli (51*) MS Dhoni (48*) 262/5 NZ Bangalore 3-Sep-12
87* Ind VVS Laxman (103*) SK Raina (41*) 258/5 SL Colombo (PSS) 7-Aug-10
83* Aus J Ryder (57*) DG Bradman (37*) 287/5 Eng Melbourne 16-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

Batsman Runs Team Runs % runs Team Inns Avg 100s 50s Career
Hashim Amla 3216 15029 21.40 SA 60 59.56 10 19 2008-2012
Zaheer Abbas 2572 12239 21.01 Pak 60 47.63 7 13 1974-1985
Gordon Greenidge 5134 26657 19.26 WI 127 45.04 11 31 1975-1991
Desmond Haynes 8648 47655 18.15 WI 237 41.38 17 57 1978-1994
Sachin Tendulkar 18426 102987 17.89 Ind 452 44.83 49 96 1989-2012
Virat Kohli 3886 21864 17.77 Ind 87 51.81 13 21 2008-2012
Jonathan Trott 2208 12502 17.66 Eng 51 49.07 3 18 2009-2012
Geoff Marsh 4357 24681 17.65 Aus 115 39.97 9 22 1986-1992
Viv Richards 6721 38112 17.63 WI 167 47.00 11 45 1975-1991
Dean Jones 6068 34559 17.56 Aus 161 44.62 7 46 1984-1994
Martin Crowe 4704 27443 17.14 NZ 140 38.56 4 34 1982-1995
Chris Gayle 8360 48780 17.14 WI 229 39.43 20 45 1999-2012


Note:
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.

Batsman Inns for From To Scores Result
Hashim Amla 6* SA 29-Feb-12 5-Sep-12 92, 76, 150, 43, 45, 97* won 4, lost 2
Zaheer Abbas 5 Pak 5-Dec-81 9-Jan-82 46, 38, 108, 35, 84 won 3, lost 2
Martin Crowe 5 NZ 2-Dec-90 15-Dec-90 50, 37, 81, 76, 78 won 1, lost 4
Brian Lara 5 WI 25-Nov-93 18-Dec-93 82, 33, 89, 65, 29 won 2, lost 2, Nr 1
Mark Waugh 5 Aus 15-Jan-99 26-Jan-99 83*, 85, 65, 57, 65 won 3, lost 2
Salman Butt 5 Pak 11-Apr-08 8-Jun-08 76, 132, 74, 136, 70 won 5
Fraser Watts 5 Sco 7-Jul-10 18-Aug-10 50, 46, 98, 55, 55* won 3, lost 2

* in progress
Notes:
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

Batsman Inns For Opp Venue Date Total career ducks
Shoaib Malik 41 Pak Aus Dubai 10-Sep-12 1
Brendon McCullum 34 NZ SL Providence 30-Apr-10 2
Graeme Smith 32 SAf Aus Cape Town 13-Oct-11 1
Mohd Hafeez 26 Pak Eng Dubai 25-Feb-12 3+
Misbah-ul Haq 25 Pak Aus Gros Islet 14-05-2010 2

+ 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

Topics : Cricket Hashim Amla Sachin Tendulkar
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