Shivnarine Chanderpaul crosses 10,000 runs in Test Cricket

Shivnarine Chanderpaul crosses 10,000 runs in Test Cricket

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Published on: Apr 27, 2012

West Indies southpaw Shivnarine Chanderpaul on Thursday became the 10th player in the history of Test Cricket to cross the 10,000 run milestone.

West Indies southpaw Shivnarine Chanderpaul on Thursday became the 10th player in the history of Test Cricket to cross the 10,000 run milestone. The 37-year-old Guyanese got to the milestone during the course of his 69 in the West Indian second innings during the fourth day’s play of the Third Test at the Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica.

Shivnarine ChanderpaulChanderpaul who is now playing his 140th Test made his Debut way back in 1994 against England at Georgetown. The left-hander who has an unusual looking batting stance has gone onto score 25 100s and 59 fifties till date in Test Cricket. Chanderpaul is the only batsman from the West Indies apart from Brian Lara to cross the 10,000 run-mark in Test Cricket.

Following is the list of players who have scored more than 10,000 runs in Test Cricket till date:

PlayerMatInnsNORunsHSAve10050
Sachin Tendulkar(India)1883113215470248*55.445165
Ricky Ponting(Aus)165*282291334625752.754162
Rahul Dravid(ICC/India)164286321328827052.313663
Jacques Kallis(ICC/SA)152257391237922456.784255
Brian Lara(ICC/WI)131232611953400*52.883448
Allan Border(Aus)156265441117420550.562763
Steve Waugh(Aus)168260461092720051.063250
Mahela Jayawardene(SL)130217131044037451.173141
Sunil Gavaskar(India)1252141610122236*51.123445
Shivnarine Chanderpaul(WI)140*2393810055203*50.022559

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