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Cricket records: Most runs in Test, ODI and T20 cricket careers

by on January 22, 2013
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Cricket has seen some fantastic and legendary batsmen throughout the history. Some have achieved record of fastest century and some have achieved a record of best batting average. From maximum sixes to records of strike rate, batting history of cricket offers fantastic and unbelievable records.

Some of the greatest cricket players have set marvelous and unbreakable records in the history of cricket. When it comes to batting records, some great names such as Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar and Inzimam-ul-Haq clearly show significant records in the category of most runs in different formats of cricket. Test and ODI cricket has witnessed some greatest batsmen of all times but T20 being a new cricket format is still in its infancy where significant batting records are still to be made and cherished for all times to come.

Players who have set records in scoring the most number of runs in test, One day international and T20 cricket careers are:

Maximum runs in career by a cricketer in Test Cricket

Indian greatest cricket player Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for scoring the maximum number of runs (15645) in test cricket. Tendulkar has scored 51 test centuries and 66 half centuries with an excellent average of 54.32. His highest test score is 248.

Maximum runs in a test innings by cricketer

Greatest West Indian batsman Brian Lara holds the record for scoring maximum runs (400) in a test innings. His score included 43 fours and 4 sixes. West Indies was playing against England.

Maximum runs in career by a cricketer in One Day International

When it comes to One Day International cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is yet again the name to score maximum runs (18426). In ODI career, Tendulkar has scored 49 centuries and 96 fifties at an average of 44.83. His highest ODI score is 200.

Maximum runs in career by a cricketer in T20 cricket

Most runs record in T20 cricket is held by Brendon McCullum of New Zealand who has scored 1679 runs so far with 2 centuries and 9 half centuries.

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