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Top 5 Test batsmen with most runs in winning causes

Neelabhra Roy
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 14:30 IST

South Africa v India 1st Test - Day 4
The Master Blaster has scored more runs than any No.4 batsman in Tests in a winning cause

For over 14 decades, Test cricket has seen several great batsmen come and go, making a huge impact in its history. Several of these batsmen have scored a bucket-load of runs throughout their career and have dominated the finest of bowlers.

Scoring plenty of runs is a great deal but seeing those runs contribute to the team’s victory always makes the player feel that he is on cloud 9. After all, that’s the motive of every batsman, to score runs and help his team win the match. There have been many batsmen who have scored a lot of runs in winning causes. Here are the top 5 Test run-scorers in a winning cause.

#5 Sachin Tendulkar - 5946 runs

Widely considered to be the greatest cricketer of all-time, Sachin Tendulkar scored 15921 runs in Test cricket. Out of those, only 5946 (37.3%) came in a winning cause. Nevertheless, that was enough to be amongst the Top 5 Test batsmen with most runs in a winning cause. It is the most runs by an Indian Test batsman in a winning cause.

Tendulkar scored these runs from 113 innings at an average of 61.93. Tendulkar also holds the record for the most number of runs by a No.4 batsman in a winning cause with 5529 runs.

Tendulkar played several magnificent knocks in Tests which came in a winning cause. 20 of his 51 Test hundreds came in a winning cause. This is nine more than his centuries in a losing cause. Two of the Master Blaster’s double hundreds came in winning causes including his highest Test score of 248 against Bangladesh in 2004.

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