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6 batsmen who have scored the most Test runs between dismissals

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Rahul Dravid slammed two centuries, including a double hundred, while going unbeaten for 473 runs in 2000
Rahul Dravid slammed two centuries, including a double hundred, while going unbeaten for 473 runs in 2000

From a professional cricketer's perspective, Test cricket has always been about virtues like patience, application, technique, perseverance and persistent hard work with bat and ball alike. History has seen great batsmen occupy the crease for long hours, grinding out tough runs in challenging runs; at the same time, the longest format has also witnessed cases where batsmen have remained unbeaten after accumulating hefty individual scores.

Before they were finally dismissed, they had built up mountains of runs across innings, and Sportskeeda looks back on 6 such cases, where big names consistently frustrated the opposition bowlers with massive runs.

#6 Rahul Dravid – 473 runs

41*, 200*, 70* and 162: November 2000

India's crisis man whenever the going got tough, Rahul Dravid went unbeaten for 473 runs spread across four innings in November 2000. The golden run began against Bangladesh at Dhaka – that was the hosts' Test debut – in which the sturdy number three remained not out on 41 in a meagre run chase of 63. A week later, when Zimbabwe landed in India for a two-Test series and made 422 in the first game at Delhi, Dravid stood tall again with 200*, batting for just over nine hours, having added 213 with Sachin Tendulkar.

As if that was not enough, he returned in the second innings to haunt the visitors with a quick, unbeaten 70 in a successful chase of 190. Come the next game at Nagpur, Dravid's grittiness continued with a knock of 162 as India posted 609. Featuring in consecutive stands of 155 and 249 with SS Das and Tendulkar respectively, the knock lasted a little short of seven hours before his spree of runs was ended by the opposition captain Heath Streak.

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