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Stats: Test players with most career runs without scoring a hundred

Umang Pabari
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1.85K   //    30 Nov 2015, 21:31 IST
Shane Warne is the player who had scored most runs in a career without scoring a hundred

This record might sound strange to many. However, scoring 50s and centuries is only one criterion of judging how well a batsman plays. There are other factors to be considered too. Batting as an opener and as a middle order batsman usually requires different techniques in the game.

Also, the game plan might change if the ball is new or old and also if the bowler is spinner or pacer.

But making a century in Test cricket is every batsman’s dream and many of them have fulfilled it in early in their career or at the fag end of their career. But some have the misfortune of not making any in their entire career.

The list given below is headed by none other than Australian legend Shane Warne. He might have broken numerous records as a leg-spinner but one thing he doesn’t have is a three figure score in a Test match, about which he is extremely disappointed. He is followed by a surprise inclusion, a former India opener and right arm off spinner Chetan Chauhan, who had scored 2084 runs.

Finding it hard to believe? Take a look at top 30 players who have scored their most career runs without scoring a single century in test cricket till this day.

Player Name Country Matches Runs Highest score Career
Shane Warne Australia 145 3154 99 1992-2007
Chetandra Chauhan India 40 2086 97 1969-1981
Deryck Murray West Indies 62 1993 91 1963-1980
Malcolm Marshall West Indies 81 1810 92 1978-1991
John Emburey England 64 1713 75 1978-1995
Kenneth Mackay Australia 37 1507 89 1956-1963
Brett Lee Australia 76 1451 64 1999-2008
Frederick Titmus England 53 1449 84* 1955-1975
Mike Brearley England 39 1442 91 1976-1981
Curtly Ambrose West Indies 98 1439 53 1988-2000
William Oldfield Australia 54 1427 65* 1920-1937
Ashley Giles England 54 1421 59 1998-2006
Graeme Swann England 60 1370 85 2008-2013
Wasim Bari Pakistan 81 1366 85 1967-1984
Bruce Laird Australia 21 1341 92 1979-1982
Alan Davidson Australia 44 1328 80 1953-1963
Nicky Boje South Africa 43 1312 85 2000-2006
Kiran More India 49 1285 73 1986-1993
Upul Hathurusinghe Sri Lanka 26 1274 83 1991-1999
Rusi Surti India 26 1263 99 1960-1969
M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 133 1261 67 1992-2010
Horace Cameron South Africa 26 1239 90 1927-1935
Zaheer Khan India 92 1230 75 2000-2015
Dion Ebrahim Zimbabwe 29 1226 94 2001-2005
Geoffrey Miller  England 34 1213 98* 1976-1984
Dipak Patel New Zealand 37 1200 99 1987-1997
Robert Taylor England 57 1156 97 1971-1984
Tim Southee New Zealand 44 1150 77* 2008-Running
Rajin Saleh Bangladesh 24 1141 89 2003-2008
Dale Steyn South Africa 81 1124 76

2008-Running

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