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Lara - Fastest to 10,000 Test Runs
by Rajneesh Gupta


Player:BC Lara

West Indies skipper Brian Lara became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 Test runs just before he got out in the second innings of third Test at Old Trafford against England on Sunday.

 

Lara, record holder of the highest Test and first-class scores, 400 not out and 501 respectively, became only the fourth man to score 10,000 Test runs. The Trinidadian joins Australians Allan Border and Steve Waugh, and Indian Sunil Gavaskar in the elite club.

 

The latest feather in his cap is made all the more remarkable by the fact he passed the 10,000 mark much faster than the three players above him, all of whom have retired.

 

A detailed statistical look at the Test career of master batsman:

 

Performance against each country:

Opponent   Tests  Inns NO   Runs  Hs1   Hs2  Hs3   Ave  100  50   0
Australia     27   50  2   2,470  277   213  182  51.46   8  11   5
Bangladesh     2    2  -     173  120    53    -  86.50   1   1   -
England       29   49  3   2,889  400*  375  179  62.80   7  10   4
India         13   21  -     791  103    91   83  37.67   1   6   2
New Zealand    8   12  -     614  147    75   74  51.17   1   4   -
Pakistan       7   13  -     394   96    51   44  30.31   -   2   -
South Africa  15   30  -   1,322  202   115   91  44.07   2   9   1
Sri Lanka      8   14  1   1,125  221   209  178  86.54   5   2   1
Zimbabwe       2    4  -     222  191    29    1  55.50   1   -   -
Home          56   94  5   5,282  400*  375  213  59.35  12  26   6
Away          55  101  1   4,718  277   221  202  47.18  14  19   7
TOTAL        111  195  6  10,000  400*  375  277  52.91  26  45  13

 

Scoring pattern

Opponent      0-9  10-19  20-29  30-39  40-49  50-89  90-99  100-149  150-199  200-249  250-299  300-349  350-
Australia      17    5      4      2      3     10      1       4        2        1        1        -       -
England        11    6      5      4      6      8      2       2        3        -        -        -       2
India           5    4      -      2      3      5      1       1        -        -        -        -       -
New Zealand     2    -      2      1      2      4      -       1        -        -        -        -       -
Pakistan        4    2      -      3      2      1      1       -        -        -        -        -       -
South Africa    7    7      -      3      2      8      1       1        -        1        -        -       -
Sri Lanka       3    2      -      -      2      2      -       2        1        2        -        -       -
Zimbabwe        2    -      1      -      -      -      -       -        1        -        -        -       -
Bangladesh      -    -      -      -      -      1      -       1        -        -        -        -       -
TOTAL  (195)   51   26     12     15     20     39      6      12        7        4        1        -       2

 

Mode of dismissals

Opponent        B  CF  CW  C&B St LBW  RO  HW  Nemeses
Australia       5  20  13   -   1   6   2   1   GD McGrath 13, AJ Bichel 5
England         5  22   9   -   -   9   1   -   ARC Fraser 7, AR Caddick 6, D Gough 6
India           3   7   8   1   -   2   -   -   SLV Raju 4, A Kumble 3, A Nehra 3
New Zealand     4   3   4   -   -   1   -   -   DK Morrison 3, DL Vettori 3
Pakistan        3   5   1   1   1   2   -   -   Waqar Younis 3, Wasim Akram 2, Saqlain Mushtaq 2
South Africa    5  15   4   1   -   4   -   1   AA Donald 6, A Nel 5
Sri Lanka       2   4   4   1   -   2   -   -   M Muralitharan 5
Zimbabwe        1   2   -   -   -   1   -   -   HH Streak 2, RW Price 1,AM Blignaut 1
Bangladesh      -   -   2   -   -   -   -   -   Mushfiqur Rahman 1, Mohammad Rafique 1
TOTAL  (189)   28  78  45   4   2  27   3   2   GD McGrath 13, ARC Fraser 7

 

Performance at each position

Position  Inns  NO     Runs     Ave      Hs    100    50    0
Opening    2    0       111    55.50     91      0     1    0
#3        59    4     3,244    58.98    400*     7    12    3
#4       120    1     6,109    51.33    277     18    29    8
#5        12    1       514    46.73    153*     1     3    2
#6         1    0         8     8.00      8      0     0    0
#7         0
#8         1    0        14    14.00     14      0     0    0
#9         0
#10        0
#11        0
Total    195    6    10,000    52.91    400*    26    45    13

 

Fastest to 10000 runs

Batsman       For    Reached on                    Tests    Inns
BC Lara       WI     v England,Manchester,2004       111    195
SM Gavaskar   Ind    v Pakistan,Ahmedabad,1986-87    124    212
AR Border     Aus    v West Indies,Sydney,1992-93    136    235
SR Waugh      Aus    v England,Sydney,2002-03        156    244

 


(Article: Copyright © 2004 Rajneesh Gupta)



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